Friday, November 6, 2015

SHIFT_classic: 1971 Datsun 510 Wagon

Back when Honda and Toyota were trying to figure out what they should offer for the North American market there was a little company called Nissan that was heavy into the SCCA racing scene with their Datsun brand and sold a decent number of sporty coupes, sedans, and wagons.  Find this 1971 Datsun 510 Wagon offered for $6,000 in Bakersfield, CA via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

The 510 features SR20DET power under the hood -- which is a 2.0 liter DOHC inline4 that was used in the Nissan Silvia, 200SX, and Pulsar GTi.  The turbocharged 4-banger would have made something in the 200-250 horsepower range when new, but this one is boosted with a big turbo and other undisclosed goodies and could be good for a lot more.

See a better turbocharged long roof for less?


  1. Totally cool sled. If you could get traction, all people would be able to see through the tire smoke would be your tail lights
    disappearing into the distance....

  2. I like it, except the really odd hood scoop

  3. I like it, except the really odd hood scoop

    1. I like it because of the really odd hoodscoop, that is in just the right place


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