BaT sells another Datsun 510 - $46k US

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BaT sells another Datsun 510 - $46k US

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A lot of interest in this one...

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-510-38/

Landed with taxes in Canadian $ you'd be well over $70,000.
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This same car failed to see on BAT (same seller) on Feb 26, 2019 at $26,250. Best failed-auction good fortune ever.
Perhaps a little too much fast and loose free money in the hands of rich people flying around? I just heard about a low mile 2002 +/- Honda Civic selling for $50K USD, although I haven't see the auction.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-510-24/
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Re: BaT sells another Datsun 510 - $46k US

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going out on a limb here but its kinda incomplete isnt it> apparently im in the wrong as it takes at least TWO to bid it that high
but congrats to the seller- he won the lottery-

i saw the prev auction and didnt really expect it to go higher-

no front sway bar and stock oilpan , no airfilter - and a whopping 215s for tires with ebay flares-- and sells for $46k -- WOW

and thats some pretty extensive cleanup done in the engine bay..
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cartel wrote: 23 Feb 2021 18:50 going out on a limb here but its kinda incomplete isnt it> apparently im in the wrong as it takes at least TWO to bid it that high
but congrats to the seller- he won the lottery-

no front sway bar and stock oilpan , no airfilter - and a whopping 215s for tires with ebay flares-- and sells for $46k -- WOW
I agree - it wasn't totally dialed in from my perspective and the listing wasn't the best I've seen... 78 pictures and somewhat mediocre videos. I watched the live auction and there were more than 2 bidders vying for it even after it went above $30k. As you said, a good auction result for sellers requires at least two buyers willing to compete for the win. No doubt there are buyers with money and big garages on BaT. I'm glad that 510s see some love there.
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i kinda feel sorry for the 2 bidders - to me the lack of info doesnt inspire confidence in the quality of the car itself.
there were many comments how mint it was though.. really?
must have driven like a complete POS as it has a rear swaybar and NO front-- stock axles - likely open diff- no mention of the struts and springs used to build the suspension. and not even a rebuilt motor.. i could go on and on-- let alone the gauges that sit way to far angled up.. could definitely build that car for lots less than 46..
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On the other hand... they had a week to ask questions and sellers on BaT who don't answer questions generally get roasted. Maybe they swooped in last minute but I'm pretty sure the guy who bought it was asking questions well in advance. He didn't like the flares or the trunk spoiler - which is going to cost him a bit to remove.

I noticed the dash gauges as well - not a pretty or functional arrangement. Makes me even happier on my decision to go with the Gilson SSS dash. Can't wait for it to arrive.
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What was up with the tail lights?
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icehouse wrote: 24 Feb 2021 06:53 What was up with the tail lights?
isnt that cool? my guess is it had some broken studs on the chrome and this was the work around-- as it would seem odd to intentionally ruin perfect taillights to add screws thru it..

and according to a few there i must have ruined the 2 i am building by media blasting them.. :lol:
media blast sure doesnt hurt the floors /wheelwells or engine bay-- i didnt blast either cars roof..
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