April 5, 2015

Race Car, 1971 Datsun 510 Sedan

Race Car, 1971 Datsun 510 Sedan

Classic race car based on Japanese sedan produced by Nissan Motor Corporation comes in Datsun flag, as the picture is a 510 model built in 1971. This car will be sold on a "Bill of Sale" basis. It's would be one of the coolest collection cars on your garage.

The 510 is best known as affordable performance combined with simple and reliable mechanicals has helped the Datsun 510 remain a popular automotive enthusiasts car for nearly 40 years. The 510 is best known in the United States for its competitiveness in the Trans Am Series under 2500cc class. Datsun won its class in 1971 and 1972. The Datsun 510 remains one of the most popular production cars in numerous SCCA classes of amateur racing, was also very competitive in the Australian Rally Championship with outright and class wins throughout the 70s and the 80s and currently in historic classes.

Detail by owner
The car presented is a very unique 1971 Datsun 510 race car. Upon observation one can observe that the car has a nontraditional appearance showing wider fenders, larger tires and a much more International look.

The car has a full roll cage with NASCAR style cage bars at the driver's door. The weight of the vehicle is approximately 1,700 lbs.. There is a full fire suppression system on board. The exterior body panels are comprised of 9 removable fiberglass panels. Fuel is delivered by an electric pump plumbed to an ATL fuel cell.

The rear differential is a spool. Gear ratio is unknown but believed to be in the 3.50 area. Braking is by disc with Wilwoods' at the front. The gearbox is a 5 speed from a 280 Z. Safety wise, a 5 point belt system with window screen has been installed.

The present engine is approximately 2200 cc and has only dyno time on it. The engine build was thru Les Cannady out of Oceanside, California. Les is the builder and also maintains all of Adam Carolla's Datsun race cars. The paint is new and there is no Clear Coat sprayed thus when damages need to be repaired, problems should not exist. New Lexan windows have been installed throughout with safety hold downs as shown. A new lightweight battery mounted to the floor of the passenger side fires up the car. Horsepower ratings via engine dyno are documented as 207 HP at the flywheel. The car can only be run on 110 leaded.

This car is part of my collection of race cars. The reason that I have decided to sell this car is that I have become exclusively addicted to high horsepower cars. In the 1960's I personally raced Mini Coopers and developed an ability to drive "momentum cars" but now in later life I do not feel that previous talent will come back to me.

This is a "One of a Kind" car.