David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/16/21 8:20 a.m.

Remember when a Datsun 510 served as an inexpensive, practically disposable car–something you could write off and not lose sleep over? Those days ended so long ago.

What’s a 510 worth today? Depends. Hagerty says about $35,000 for the best of the best, but Bring a Trailer has fetched m…

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yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
9/16/21 8:24 a.m.

Across the street from my son's school there is a somewhat rusty blue 510 wagon with a manual sitting on gold enkei92 wheels. It's been under a car cover along with a beetle and e36 bmw. I asked the owner of the house about it and the 3 cars belong to his son who passed away a couple years ago. He has no plans for them nor will he sell them. He's a really old dude (Vietnam vet) who was more interested im talking about me being in the military than the cars. Maybe I'll give it another go.

APEowner
APEowner SuperDork
9/16/21 8:47 a.m.

A friend of mine races them but he's starting to re-think that choice because they're becoming too valuable.  He couldn't afford to replace one if it got wrecked.

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