I went scrapyard shopping for a Datsun 210 transmission without luck but I did come across a 610 station wagon. This particular example is a 1973 model with a 1.8L L-series inline four cylinder engine and three speed automatic transmission. Although the 610 outsold its predecessor, the 510, it is a rare sight today as it doesn’t have the same enthusiast following of the 510 despite inheriting the 510′s mechanicals. Like the 510 the 610 had independent rear suspension except on the station like this one which has a live rear axle and leaf springs. Known overseas as the Bluebird-U or 160B / 180B the car was heavier than the 510 and thus less sporty.
This example looks to have been someone’s project before they gave up. The body work was started and alloy wheels added (from a Mitsubishi based Dodge Charger?). Shame as the car seemed quite solid and complete.