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1972 Datsun 510

72 Datsun 510 Sedan For Sale

“If you buy one of these now, I almost guarantee you’ll never lose money on it because they [the Datsun 510] will always be collectible”Jay Leno

Dennis Buys Classic Cars is pleased to offer this one California family owned, completely rust free 1972 Datsun 510 Sedan. It is 100% original and still retains the same CA Blue Plates that were on it the day it was purchased from a local Los Angeles Datsun dealership.

It was purchased from the family of the elderly owner who became ill and could no longer drive. It was given to him by his father in back 1977 and the car will come with a stack of receipts going back to that date.

The car has 76K original miles on it as supported by repair documents. It has the desirable 1.6 Liter, 95HP OHV 4-Cylinder. Has factory air that is complete but not blowing cold. Paint is mostly original with a few imperfections here and there.

This car runs virtually like new. It fires right up, engine pulls strong and transmission shifts perfectly. It has no weird noises or clunks, it tracks perfectly straight, does not get hot and is great on the freeway. All gauges work including the original radio. We have CA clean title in hand and the car has current CA registration with usable Blue Plates.

Here before you is rare an opportunity to own perhaps the cleanest, most original 510 in existence today. It is almost impossible to find one without rust and here it is!

72 Datsun 510 for Sale left front

72 Datsun 510 for Sale right rear

72 Datsun 510 for Sale right front

72 Datsun 510 for Sale left rear


72 Datsun 510 for Sale rear

72 Datsun 510 for Sale passenger side

72 Datsun 510 for Sale drivers side

Datsun 510 – Economical Commuter and Race Car

The Datsun 510 sedan not only served as economical transportation, but the peppy 4 cylinder engine propelled many of these cars to class wins in club racing, the most famous being Brock Racing Enterprises. Even Jay Leno reminisces about this sports car of his youth.

First introduced in 1967, the Datsun 510 was designed to sell in the global market and particularly increase Nissan’s sales in the American market. During development, Yutaka Katayama, President of Datsun USA, wanted the 510 to be a car with a sporty nature, not an economy box devoid of performance. He believed a more powerful, well-engineered Nissan, like the Fairlady 240Z, would improve Datsun USA’s image. Nissan executives in Japan were skeptical of Katayama’s plan, but in the end he motivated them to give the 510 more performance. They sold over 400, 000 cars.