1972 Datsun 510

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. A surviving Datsun 510 is the Bluebird Of Happiness for us!

1972 Datsun 510


We saw a 510 wagon not long ago, and there was this 4-door 510 last summer, so let's have a coupe for the complete set. This appears to be an early-70s model, judging from the bumpers, but it's tough to make that call on a car as parts-swap-friendly as the 510.

1972 Datsun 510


It's banged up and there's a rollbar and racing seat, so this Datsun appears to be some sort of autocross and/or drift monster. I've been hearing crazy talk about a possible 510-based 24 Hours Of LeMons team coming together in Alameda, though no doubt any two-door 510 would be too valuable for such a project. We'll see.

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510

1972 Datsun 510


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