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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]


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Category: Nissan Vehicles

1967-1972 Datsun model series 510 was marketed as Bluebird in the home market, as 180B in the worldwide market. 510 was Datsun's compact car (C-segment), being larger and heavier than the Sunny 1000 subcompact (A-segment).

See also: 510 Parts Donor


Body Styles

 510  4-door Sedan
 510R 2-door Sedan
K510  2-door Coupe (semi-fastback design)
V510  4-door Van (Wagon)

#4-door sedan

#2-door Sedan

#2-door Coupe



Datsun model series 510 was marketed in Japan as the Bluebird, in America as the 510 and in some countries as 1300/1400/1600 depending on engine (L13, L14 or L16).

Datsun's state-of-the-art car
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510 was the first Bluebird with unit-body construction (model 410 had an old-fashioned full frame). 510 had modern suspension with front McPherson Struts and IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) on most models. It was the first Datsun light car with Overhead Cam Engine (L-series engine).

510 was Datsun's compact model, being 0.6 inches wider than the sub-compact B210.
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JDM Datsun Bluebird
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The 510 was Datsun's most successful sedan racer
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All 510 came with four-cylinder L-series engines.

 510 1300 L13 engine
N510 1400 L14 engine
P510 1600 L16 engine
H510 1800 L18 engine

4-door Sedan

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2-door Coupe

2-door Sedan vs 2-door Coupe (semi-fastback}
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K510 Coupe is a fastback 2-door
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K510 Coupe (silver car) at DATNATS 2011
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2-door Sedan

2-door Sedan vs 2-door Coupe (semi-fastback}
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510R - 2-door Sedan is a notchback 2-door
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VB510 (V = Van)
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Custom Roadster

Hainz Washington roadster (not a convertible)
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Sold by Hainz in 2017 for $5,000 USD to Eric Edwards. Last seen 2018 in the Enumclaw, Washington area.

Following data is complied from the old Ozdat web site

Datsun 1600 convertible owned by Hainz Perry. This 1969 4-door 510 was originally built the early 1980s by Andy Aker in Renton, Washington USA. An unknown owner had the top cut and frame reinforced inside & underneath. Hainz purchased this car frome Eric Edwards [sometime prior to 2001] and had the car rebuilt (front end) after a collision.
  • Owner: Hainz Maui Perry - Kent/Covington, Washington USA
  • L18 engine with flattop pistons
  • A87 cylinder head
  • NISMO Comp (1.5") Manifold with Mikuni PHH44 carburetors
  • Neely Motorsprt box flares kit
  • 510 SSS grille
  • 2-bulb turn signals
  • KOENIG Seats
  • Autopower roll bar
  • Datsun 510 4-speed transmission 63-series
  • Datsun 240Z R200 LSD
  • Wheels: COMPOMOTIVE 3pcs wheels 8x15 front, 10x15 rear
  • Tires: Yokohama AVS tires

Custom Ute

One-off custom 510 Coupe Utility
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Late interior | L16
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SR Turbo 510 (SRT510 plates)
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RED DEVIL Stamm-mobile with 15" Simmons V4 wheels
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CA18-powered 510

510 with CA engine swap
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FJ Power

FJ20 Turbo engine
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