Find of the week – late 70s Datsun 510

These late 70s Datsun 510s are probably more rare than the earlier ones since they don’t have the same kind of following. Known as the Violet in other markets they where a less sporty car with live rear axle instead of the independent suspension of the earlier car (except the wagon). My parents owned a 1978 Datsun 510 station wagon with red (rapidly fading to orange) paint and fake wood paneling. I remember it as an interesting car with its leather (or perhaps leather like) shifter boot and deep set independent gauges.

Its been a few years since I’ve come across one but this was fantastic. Its a coupe with fender flares and alloy wheels decked out rather like a race car.

Datsun 510 Coupe

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