Datsun 510 SCCA ProRally car

1970 Datsun 510 for sale in Los Gatos, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Los Gatos, California, United States
Make: Datsun
Model: 510
Year: 1970
Mileage: 999,999
Engine size: L16
Transmission: 5 spd
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Datsun 510 1970

I'm selling my '70 Datsun 510 rally car. This 510 was built for SCCA ProRally and California Rally Series stock class rally racing back in the heyday of American amature rally racing in the 80's-90's. Roger Allison had rallied this 510, followed by Frank Paredes and Nick Craig. It was a very copetitive car in its class. This was pre-log book era, so there is no cage number or log book for this car. It has never been updated to modern rally specs, so it is closer to how it ran back in the 80's-90's than a modern rally build.
Here is what is on the car:
Engine:
- Rebuilt L16
- Mild cam grind by Gude Performance
- Weber downdraft carburetor
- Electronic distributor
- Reduction starter
- One-wire alternator
- Header & custom exhaust system
- Aluminum radiator
- Engine starts, idles and revs out super smooth.
Drivetrain:
- 280ZX 5 speed
- New shifter bushings
- Joe's brand shift knob
- 4.1 open differential
- No problems shifting and no loud gear whining at speed
Suspension:
- Reinforced front strut housings
- Reinforced lower control arms
- Reinforced upper strut mounts
- Datsun Competition safari rally springs
- KYB shocks
- Front OEM swaybar
- Suspension feels very solid and well composed over rough roads
Steering:
- Rebuilt steering box
- New drag link
- Recent alignment
- Very tight steering with no slop
Brakes:- Stock brakes- Stainless steel lines
Interior:
- 6 point roll cage (tied into front A Pillars and middle B Pillars)
- Window nets for both driver and passenger sides integrated into cage
- Terratrip rally computer
- Co-pilot map light
- Rear bulkhead sealed off from trunk
- Flat floor driver and passenger plating
- Custom dead pedal
- Custom pedal cover
- Fire extinguisher under driver seat
- Relocated battery behind passenger seat
- Driver and Co-pilot bucket seats
- Driver and Co-pilot 4 point harnesses
- Personal brand suede steering wheel and quick release
- Autometer speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, volt meter
- Master battery kill switch
Exterior:
- Rally mud flaps
- Rear reverse lamp
- Front skid plate
- Hood and trunk pins and straps
- New windshield seal
- New door seals
- New door window seals
- New trunk seal
Wheels:
- Italian Cromodora wheels in 13x6
- New Winterforce tires
I will give you a bunch of random spare parts that I got with the car. I will also include a great condition factory dash instrument cluster surround, the original carburetor and airbox assembly that it used to run with, and a new headlight bucket assembly to replace the mesh covered intake opening if you want to run all four headlights.
This car is fantastic to drive on the street. It has no mechanical issues and has been very reliable. Even though it is stripped and rather beat up, it actually does not resonate or rattle and is very comfortable to drive. It has rough exterior cosmetics (some might call it "character"), but the chassis is completely solid and the car is free of rot. The driver's rear quarter panel made contact with a tree and was never fully repaired, so you can see the extent of the damage in the photos (again, it is only cosmetic). The two areas of rust damage on the rear quarter have been treated and stopped, however the holes are still there. There are no other areas of rust damage. The paint is terrible, but it is fine for a rally car.
If you are looking for a reliable, rev-happy and neat 510 two-door sedan with some interesting rally history and tons of character, then this is the car for you! Clean title and currently registered.
I can hold onto the car for you for a reasonable time to allow you to arrange for shipping.
Car is sold as-is where-is with no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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