clownkiller
clownkiller HalfDork
5/10/22 12:45 p.m.

Happy 510 day!

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
5/10/22 12:57 p.m.

All hail king of the crap rally cars, Dave Coleman's 510:

The Original Eyesore: 1971 Datsun 510 - DailyTurismo

The Original Eyesore: 1971 Datsun 510 - DailyTurismo

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
5/10/22 1:08 p.m.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
5/10/22 1:09 p.m.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
5/10/22 1:12 p.m.

hobiercr
hobiercr GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/10/22 1:25 p.m.

The dirty dime.

clownkiller
clownkiller HalfDork
5/10/22 2:12 p.m.

clownkiller
clownkiller HalfDork
5/10/22 2:17 p.m.

 

I carrot poo color is the best...

clownkiller
clownkiller HalfDork
5/10/22 2:30 p.m.

In reply to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ :

Sport compact car...love that 510!

Tom1200
Tom1200 UltraDork
5/10/22 4:31 p.m.

We rescued this one back in December....it went to a good home.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/10/22 4:42 p.m.

It's the Bluebird of Happiness.

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/10/22 4:42 p.m.
clownkiller said:

 

I carrot poo color is the best...

A 510 on panasports can be any color it wants. So much love.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
5/10/22 5:45 p.m.

Once I posted an internet 510 picture on a GRM thread and I made a comment since I'm a dreamer and I said; "that's my 510" when I really should've said it's my goal.  
 

The actual owner stepped up to let me know it was his 510.   it's orange.........


 

 

j_tso
j_tso HalfDork
5/10/22 6:25 p.m.

One of those weird publicity photos:

CyberEric
CyberEric Dork
5/10/22 8:11 p.m.

God I love these. I've never driven one, but really want to. Thx for sharing the pics!

Tom1200
Tom1200 UltraDork
5/10/22 8:44 p.m.
CyberEric said:

God I love these. I've never driven one, but really want to. Thx for sharing the pics!

In stock trim they drive like a mundane 70s econo sedan BUT throw on some decent shocks and sway bars and they become hilarious fun. We've owned two.

ggarrard
ggarrard GRM+ Memberand Reader
5/10/22 8:46 p.m.

Friend received these from Arizona just before Xmas...along with  couple Datsun 620 pickups... long term projects...

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/10/22 9:07 p.m.
Tom1200 said:
CyberEric said:

God I love these. I've never driven one, but really want to. Thx for sharing the pics!

In stock trim they drive like a mundane 70s econo sedan BUT throw on some decent shocks and sway bars and they become hilarious fun. We've owned two.

Having driven 510s and Corollas when they were not very old, the 510 was at least twice the car.

clownkiller
clownkiller HalfDork
5/11/22 6:33 a.m.

In reply to ggarrard :

I drove a baby blue 2 door in the late 80's in Winnipeg Mb Canada.  It was a fun car!

Tom1200
Tom1200 UltraDork
5/11/22 11:02 a.m.
Streetwiseguy said:

Having driven 510s and Corollas when they were not very old, the 510 was at least twice the car.

The 510s had 25 more horsepower and rode better. 

CyberEric
CyberEric Dork
5/11/22 11:37 a.m.

Good to know. At this point, I like the way they look more than 2002s, and the 510 are probably cheaper. The 2002 I drove 15 years ago was so disappointing. I probably came in with too high of expectations, but it was so meh. It probably would have been better with some TLC.

It's good to know what I should expect should I ever get the chance to drive a 510.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/11/22 12:10 p.m.
Tom1200 said:
Streetwiseguy said:

Having driven 510s and Corollas when they were not very old, the 510 was at least twice the car.

The 510s had 25 more horsepower and rode better. 

And another 1500rpm.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
5/11/22 12:19 p.m.

I never logged in yesterday. Missed this. My mother had one of each body 510. Great cars. The 4 door she bought new. The 2 door was already a beater when it replaced the totaled 4 door.

Wally should recognize the background in the 2 door photo.

jharry3
jharry3 GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/11/22 12:46 p.m.

I have a copy of John Morton's "Stainless Steel Carrot".   Interesting read.  

 

The Stainless Steel Carrot (ebook) - Books by Sylvia Wilkinson and John Morton (johnmortonracing.net)

ggarrard
ggarrard GRM+ Memberand Reader
5/11/22 1:00 p.m.

In reply to CyberEric... today's 510s are more often than not modified in some way. The most common engine swaps are either the KA24 from a Nissan 240SX or  JDM SR20DET.  Both boost power from ~96hp stock to 175hp for the KA or more than 200hp for the SR.   Plus selling prices are nuts these days (look at BAT for reference).  

This one has a KA (owned by buddy who bought the Arizona cars)

This one has the SR20DET (another friend)

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