Is this ok price for a 510 4dr?

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Is this ok price for a 510 4dr?

Post by apm » 16 Nov 2018 23:11

I found a nice 1 owner 1971 510 4dr with no rust anywhere.. Although I would prefer it to be a 2dr coupe, I was thinking of getting it.

It's 100% stock and still with original wheels on it. No service records though and owner is asking $4.8k..Is this an ok to good price?

Engine is stock and only has 4 speed I believe. Thanks

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Re: Is this ok price for a 510 4dr?

Post by zKars » 17 Nov 2018 07:08

If it truely is a no-rust car, then it is a great price.

I would not buy it without a very thorough inspection however. Even the most apparently 'rust free' Datsun's I've seen normally have a surprising amount once you sand blast them to their bare-all state. Proceed with caution.

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Re: Is this ok price for a 510 4dr?

Post by datzenmike » 17 Nov 2018 07:16

While possible, a one owner is very rare. Service documents would really help here as a provenance. No rust is also very rare and subjective... there is always some rust somewhere if you look. Was it repainted? maybe repaired at some time? 100% stock is also very rare as some things can't easily be replaced and a substitute used, like a fuel pump. Original rims? 47 year old nylon rubber tires would be scary. Odometers roll over to zero again above 99,999 miles so if reading 59K it's very possible it's 159,000 miles and you would have to look at high wear items like the brake pedal rubber, driver's door hinges, carpet under the pedals and decide. There were only 2 and 4 door sedans and wagons. A coupe was only available in Japan.

A totally unmolested original miles one owner could be worth it. Again, service records and an original bill of sale would sure help..... even family photos with the car in it..
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Re: Is this ok price for a 510 4dr?

Post by apm » 17 Nov 2018 08:00

Thanks for all the inputs.. I believe there was some repaint here and there, but not whole car it's pretty straight. I meant very very minor rust here and there as this is expected. But nothing big from front engine bay to the trunk and inside cabin.

It's a bummer no service records of any kind but I checked with local department motors and it's clean title history with what appears to be a true 1 registered owner.

The wheel is the original wheel but tires are new sorry not clear about that.

He was asking for 5.5k at one point, but I think he is willing to go sub 5k.

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Re: Is this ok price for a 510 4dr?

Post by apm » 17 Nov 2018 08:05

Drives great in interstate highway at high speeds, but needs tune up I believe. It still has that original 70s plate on it. If it's a 2dr I will not hesitate to buy it, but maybe 4dr is not too shabby either for the price.

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Re: Is this ok price for a 510 4dr?

Post by RMS » 17 Nov 2018 09:26

nothing wrong with a 4dr. in a lot of ways the 4dr is easier to live with. yes the 2dr looks sporty but the 4dr is stiffer and easier to load.
the only problem with a 4dr is listening to guys who say "too bad its not a 2dr".
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Re: Is this ok price for a 510 4dr?

Post by apm » 30 Nov 2018 17:50

Decided to pass up for now..We stalled out on difference of $200 lock mate.

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