Monday, May 6, 2019

A What? 1977 Datsun F10 Sports Wagon

What in the blazes is a Datsun F10? If your memories of the late 1970s are as hazy as mine (no...not haze like Cheech and Chong, more like the haze of being a little thumb sucker) then you probably don't remember the Datsun F10 because they didn't make many when new and most rotted into the earth or were swapped onto Dodge Powerwagon chassis and turned into snowplows...but somebody has a complete example and is asking a crazy amount of money for one...but it isn't like you'll find many comps around. Find this 1977 Datsun F10 offered for $9000 in Torrance, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck. 



From the seller:
1977 Datsun F10 Wagon 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: fwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 121927 
paint color: yellow 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: wagon 
This is an original South California, Low Mile Datsun 2 Door Sport Wagon in beautiful preserved condition all around!!F10 was in long term storage and has been fully refreshed and serviced as a reliable driver. Super straight and clean... It is extremely rare to find a socal F10 in this condition.
This little Wagon would be an awesome weekend cruiser, daily driver, or addition to any collection.
The body is clean and straight. Frame, floors, and chassis are solid... underside is super straight. Paint presents very well with some minor blemishes. 
The interior is super clean... panels, carpet,dash and seats all look great... Gauges, lights, and electronics all work properly. 
Original A14 motor starts, idles and runs fantastic... tuned perfectly! The car has great power... factory 4-speed Transmission shifts smooth and strong through the gears!! Suspension feels good, brakes stop straight and sure. Strong, powerful, and reliable... freshly serviced and tuned... ready to roll.... definite daily driver capable. 

Overall this is a really cool Classic F10 Wagon in great condition all around. This one makes a great investment and/or Awesome Weekend Cruiser, daily driver, or whatever you like. Great for any enthusiast, collector, or anyone looking for a cool and unique Vintage sports car at a great price.


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13 comments:

  1. The gas crunch F10 FWD era ushered in a sad time after the popular rwd 510 with factory parts support could run for fun at Laguna Seca.

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  2. Oh gawd, flashbacks to the 70s. I do remember the Datsun F10. Datsun's first FWD attempt. Such a let down after the fabulous 510. To be fair, not much worse, but certainly uglier than the B210. The wagon might be the best looking of the whole F10litter, but that is not saying much. Luckily the Salt Monster was hard at work, and few if any survived into old age.

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  3. When these came out those of us selling competing vehicles figured 1) Nissan had lost its mind with something that Ugly (never saw one of these wagons on the lot (in Norman, OK) when they were new. 2)If the B in B-210 stood for "B" for design effort, well the "F" becomes more understandable. Most agreed, the F-10 put the F in Fugly!!These drove horribly! Way under powered and super buzzy. Their FWD's got much better, later, but it defintely took them awhile to shake this one off. Have no idea how this one has avoided the crusher (or tin-worm as mentioned above).

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  4. I feel as though the current iteration of the Civic took some inspiration for the back end from the front end of the F10...

    [image src="https://www.berlincity.com/assets/stock/colormatched_02/white/640/cc_2019hoc02_02_640/cc_2019hoc020007_02_640_wa.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  5. I feel like this car needs a little decluttering
    Ask yourself, Does it bring you joy? If not, remove that extra Datsun decal or surfboard that is mounted backwards on the roof.

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  6. I remember these well but haven't seen one on the road in many years. There's a reason. I wish the seller luck in finding a buyer who agrees that this is a great investment opportunity at $9k. But then again, I had a friend who traded his minty 72 Gran Prix for a new F10, so maybe another sucker exists.

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  7. Having learned to drive stick shift on an '81 Datsun 210, my first thought is that's major crack pipe pricing going on.

    My second thought is whether an SR20DET would fit. But only if somebody gave me that thing for free.

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  9. I had me one of these back in 1984. I tore down the original engine and rebuilt from ground up with a 3/4 cam, bored pistons, had crank reground, put this all back together and rebuilt the entire suspension systems, manual rack, I have yet to have a car handle as great as this one, Today I drive a Hyundai with electric steering, it's as bad as my 1969 Mach 1 at 135MPH, I could not handle that car past 135. Last Hyundai was much more stable. After the rebuild, this thing smoked tires in all 4 speeds and the gas mileage was unreal. I really miss having this car. One of the best I ever owned.

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  10. I had me one of these back in 1984. I tore down the original engine and rebuilt from ground up with a 3/4 cam, bored pistons, had crank reground, put this all back together and rebuilt the entire suspension systems, manual rack, I have yet to have a car handle as great as this one, Today I drive a Hyundai with electric steering, it's as bad as my 1969 Mach 1 at 135MPH, I could not handle that car past 135. Last Hyundai was much more stable. After the rebuild, this thing smoked tires in all 4 speeds and the gas mileage was unreal. I really miss having this car. One of the best I ever owned.

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  11. I had me one of these back in 1984. I tore down the original engine and rebuilt from ground up with a 3/4 cam, bored pistons, had crank reground, put this all back together and rebuilt the entire suspension systems, manual rack, I have yet to have a car handle as great as this one, Today I drive a Hyundai with electric steering, it's as bad as my 1969 Mach 1 at 135MPH, I could not handle that car past 135. Last Hyundai was much more stable. After the rebuild, this thing smoked tires in all 4 speeds and the gas mileage was unreal. I really miss having this car. One of the best I ever owned.

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  12. I had me one of these back in 1984. I tore down the original engine and rebuilt from ground up with a 3/4 cam, bored pistons, had crank reground, put this all back together and rebuilt the entire suspension systems, manual rack, I have yet to have a car handle as great as this one, Today I drive a Hyundai with electric steering, it's as bad as my 1969 Mach 1 at 135MPH, I could not handle that car past 135. Last Hyundai was much more stable. After the rebuild, this thing smoked tires in all 4 speeds and the gas mileage was unreal. I really miss having this car. One of the best I ever owned.

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