You Need This: Rust-free Datsun 510 race car

By Colin Wood
Oct 25, 2023 | Datsun, Datsun 510, 510, Cars For Sale, Facebook Marketplace

Photography Courtesy Vito Milanese/Facebook Marketplace

Looking for a blank canvas to create your ideal track car? How about this Datsun 510?

According to the seller, the 510 is a running and driving California car with no rust.

The Datsun likely has some SCCA history, though none of it is stated aside from the seller mentioning an “old log book” that is in included in the sale.

Located in Sea Cliff, New York, this 1970 Datsun 510 has an asking price of $8500.

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preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/25/23 4:21 p.m.

Great timing! I just sent it to a buddy that wants to run a 13b in something. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/25/23 4:39 p.m.

In reply to preach :

13B in a 510 sounds like a lot of fun.

Tom1200 PowerDork
10/25/23 5:21 p.m.

For God sakes don't put a rotary in it..........

It would be damn good fun with a rotary but these cars have such value now that it's best kept all Datsun.

Besides a race prepped L16 is capable of 160-165hp at the wheels. L20s are now belting out 200hp at the wheels.

You could also build a 2300cc motor for it as a track day car.

As 510s go this is an absolute steal. Average 510 race cars are now 30K and really top notch ones with provenance are 80-100K.

Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
10/25/23 8:58 p.m.

Troy Ermish has/had a nice one for sale for $105,000


GTwannaB GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/25/23 9:17 p.m.

I say SR20DE no T and velocity stacks. 

Tom1200 PowerDork
10/25/23 10:42 p.m.

In reply to Datsun240ZGuy :

I believe it sold. He was driving a different car at the B-sedan races last momth. 

Also at the BRE open house Peter Brock mentioned that a front running 510 is now an 80K car.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/26/23 10:32 a.m.

In reply to GTwannaB :

I like this idea, too.

Automobilist New Reader
10/26/23 1:58 p.m.

In reply to preach :

Ugh...  510's are worthy of being kept all Datsunissan...   A rotary would ruin its real race ability/legality.  

DavyZ New Reader
10/26/23 1:59 p.m.

I surely miss my 510 from back in the day. This is/was a good deal--perfect for modding and having a lot of fun in the process.  

Automobilist New Reader
10/26/23 2:00 p.m.

In reply to Tom1200 :

Doesn't Troy usually race his blue car?

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