THE OLDEST 510

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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby muck » 26 Aug 2011 07:37

Looks like PL510-000440 is listed on Craigslist.
Someone please check this out.. :D

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/c ... 87249.html

I HAVE A 1968 DATSUN 510 4 DOOR SEDAN
ITS ALL COMPLTE WITH 1600CC AUTO COLUMN SHIFT WITH A BENCH SEAT
BABY BLUE WITH A LIGHT BLUE INTERIOR
ITS RUNNING BUT BLOWING BLUE.
RUST ON BOTH DOG LEGS AND FRONT FENDER RAILS
MINT MINT MINT DASH
EARLY YEAR PRODUCTION

VIN # PL510000440

ITS COMING WITH ANOTHER 4 DOOR 1969 DATSUN 510 ROLLING SHELL WITH A VERY MINIMUM RUST ISSUE.THE FLOOR BOARDS,THE FENDER RAILS, ARE ALL RUST FREE.THE BACK DOORS ARE WELDED ON AND THE REAR ARE FLARED THE RIGHT WAY.I WILL THROW IN ANOTHER L20B MOTOR WITH THT TOO.IT WILL COME WITH YOUR CHOICE OF MAGS.I HAVE TONS IN STOCK.U NAME IT WAT U WANT.----OLD SCHOOL D-SLOTS...RIKENS..NEWER 280Z MAGS..CAROLL SHELBY...

MAKE 2 COMPLETE CARS OUT OF IT OR BUILD UP ONE.BOTH HAVE PAPERS TO GO

FIRM FIRM FIRM ON THE PRICE
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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby jason » 26 Aug 2011 08:52

Ahh, I've seen this car before, it's a nice '68 with gobs of rust on the bottom 8" of the car, it'll need some serious body/structural work to bring it to a safe driver status ....
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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby Byron510 » 26 Aug 2011 10:11

muck wrote:Looks like PL510-000440 is listed on Craigslist.
Someone please check this out.. :D

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/c ... 87249.html

I HAVE A 1968 DATSUN 510 4 DOOR SEDAN
ITS ALL COMPLTE WITH 1600CC AUTO COLUMN SHIFT WITH A BENCH SEAT
BABY BLUE WITH A LIGHT BLUE INTERIOR
ITS RUNNING BUT BLOWING BLUE.
RUST ON BOTH DOG LEGS AND FRONT FENDER RAILS
MINT MINT MINT DASH
EARLY YEAR PRODUCTION

VIN # PL510000440

ITS COMING WITH ANOTHER 4 DOOR 1969 DATSUN 510 ROLLING SHELL WITH A VERY MINIMUM RUST ISSUE.THE FLOOR BOARDS,THE FENDER RAILS, ARE ALL RUST FREE.THE BACK DOORS ARE WELDED ON AND THE REAR ARE FLARED THE RIGHT WAY.I WILL THROW IN ANOTHER L20B MOTOR WITH THT TOO.IT WILL COME WITH YOUR CHOICE OF MAGS.I HAVE TONS IN STOCK.U NAME IT WAT U WANT.----OLD SCHOOL D-SLOTS...RIKENS..NEWER 280Z MAGS..CAROLL SHELBY...

MAKE 2 COMPLETE CARS OUT OF IT OR BUILD UP ONE.BOTH HAVE PAPERS TO GO

FIRM FIRM FIRM ON THE PRICE



Jason and I looked at that car, and were going to buy it - then it dissapeared with no explanation from the owner...

It was really rough, but the serial number is for real.

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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby muck » 26 Aug 2011 10:57

I thought I had heard that before but couldn't find any info with a few quick searches.

:(
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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby broke » 20 Dec 2012 18:18

Although NZ built cars generally didn't have firewall stampings, I believe I have won with my old P510-000187 car. :-) No it's not the oldest, but it does have the lowest number.

Why it has such a ridiculously low number ona 72 I don't know, the paperwork says that it's had that VIN since 1972 as well, so it can't be a plate-swap deal. Very strange.
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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby Dave Patten » 26 Jan 2013 11:04

Byron,
You posted up a 4 door VIN# PL510 034091 as a 1968.

I have a 2 door VIN PL510-032978 that was titled as a 1969. It as the smaller tail lights, the early wiper swing pattern and no rear side markers lights like a 1968 would have. I always thought the 2 door started in 1969, but at VIN# PL510-032978 is it a 1968?
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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby okayfine » 26 Jan 2013 11:15

broke wrote:Why it has such a ridiculously low number ona 72 I don't know, the paperwork says that it's had that VIN since 1972 as well, so it can't be a plate-swap deal. Very strange.


Could be a VIN swap, but Nissan didn't coordinate VINumbering outside of the Japanese factory very well, if at all. 510s were built across the globe, in full factories or from completely-knocked-down kits. Maybe the Aus. market used CKD early on, then changed over to a factory?
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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby Byron510 » 26 Jan 2013 17:36

Dave Patten wrote:Byron,
You posted up a 4 door VIN# PL510 034091 as a 1968.

I have a 2 door VIN PL510-032978 that was titled as a 1969. It as the smaller tail lights, the early wiper swing pattern and no rear side markers lights like a 1968 would have. I always thought the 2 door started in 1969, but at VIN# PL510-032978 is it a 1968?



Hi Dave,
That sounds correct. And there were 2 door 68's in the USDM only. As far as I have been able to research, no other market including us Canadians next door got the 2dr model until the 69MY.

Many 68's were registered in 69, but they are unmistakably 68's due to the wipers and small tail lights. - hard to fake those. Also the dash and the complete wiring system are unique to the 68MY.

I guess what you could have is one of the easiest 2dr cars, it would be interesting to see what the lowest 2dr VIN number is, might be worth a thread on its own.

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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby hang_510 » 29 Jan 2013 23:59

okayfine wrote: Nissan didn't coordinate VINumbering outside of the Japanese factory very well, if at all.

what happened to the VIN database on the (old) dime quarterly page?
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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby okayfine » 30 Jan 2013 07:10

No way to translate the database to the offerings of Google blogs, AFAIK. I'm sure Sebastian still has the information somewhere.
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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby StrutlessWonder » 30 Jan 2013 16:50

You can use the wayback machine to access the DQ Registry Datsun 510 VIN database:

http://web.archive.org/web/201105121928 ... terly.com/

Enjoy!
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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby okayfine » 31 Jan 2013 06:47

Duh, why didn't I think of that?
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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby sssr20det510 » 31 Jan 2013 17:31

My 2 door 68 is registered as a 69 on title as well. Ill have to check the vin but i know its not low

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Re: THE OLDEST 510

Postby hang_510 » 02 Feb 2013 17:31

StrutlessWonder wrote:You can use the wayback machine to access the DQ Registry Datsun 510 VIN database:

http://web.archive.org/web/201105121928 ... terly.com/

Enjoy!

excellent! :mrgreen:

pictures= "Hrm.

Wayback Machine doesn't have that page archived. It doesn't seem to be available on the live web, either."
:lol: :lol: :lol:


does he still maintain it?
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Re: THE OLDEST 510

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