Putting a modern engine in an older car can either time-warp its performance, or point out the glaring faults of its remaining antiquated architecture. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Datsun 510 has received Honda's peaky F20C as its motivator, but should its price be even higher than its rev limit?
There used to be the grammar-bending tagline for a danish baker that went Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee. There's a lot of Danes in Minnesota, which is where today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe VG30ET-powered 510 lives, but will you find its price to be a Dutch treat?
In Japan, the 510 was called the Bluebird. That's fitting as today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 510 is blue, but will its condition and price make you want to flip the seller the bird?
Even though the 510 wagon had a live rear axle (unlike its IRS-equipped sedan sibling), it still rates pretty high on the Cool-O-Meter™ in our book. Here's one whose street days are done.