1969 Datsun 510 from North America
The only thing that "had" ever gone wrong with this car, (my Mother purchased it new in 1969), was the rear floor area had a tendency to flood out...Not sure if water leaked in around the rear door, but turns out there were some little drain holes under the car that you had to keep clean with a match stick.
Great car...No problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2004
22nd Mar 2011, 12:02
Does your 510 have a column shift if automatic, or floor shift if automatic?
Here's a TIP and a secret about early 510.
Column shift 510 cars had thicker sheet metal in the floors.
Datsun supplied these early heavier cars for the impact testing to get higher numbers, then reverted back to the standard floor thickness after passing with great specs.
We always sought these cars (to strip down) for our rally racing as they really stood up well. (less stress cracking).
My last one was a 1970 SSS shell with 240z brakes and a factory limited slip diff, 2000cc with 5 speed trans and dual webbers and a nice sweet cam, etc, etc.