Anyone Else Miss Sport Compact Car Magazine?

Anyone Else Miss Sport Compact Car Magazine?

1971 Datsun 510

The Datsun 510 is already an iconic sports sedan to plenty of American enthusiasts – but for those who grew up in the “tuner” era of the early 2000s, writer/engineer Dave Coleman made one ratty 510 particularly infamous – by featuring it in the now-defunct magazine¬†Sport Compact Car as a project rally car.

Dave says it’s quite reliable, with the ’90s-era SR20DE drivetrain starting up easily even after sitting for some time. It needs plenty of work, of course – the safety equipment isn’t up to modern rally standards – but it’d be quite fun for rallycross.

Check out some video highlights of the car from Speedvision – speaking of long lost media properties!

It’s on eBay in Southern California with reserve not yet met.

1971 Datsun 510 engine 1971 Datsun 510 red rear quarter 1971 Datsun 510 interior 1971 Datsun 510 red front quarter

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