The Newest '73 510

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The Newest '73 510

Postby Byron510 » 01 Jul 2006 10:11

I thought I'd start this post for general knowledge. We have a pretty good group of people here to do a survey over. There's been much discussion over the years about the final production date of the 510. Let's keep this post clear and to the point. We are looking for the newest, highest serial number 510 here that can be confirmed. We are going by the production date tag on the inside of the drivers door jam only. Insurance papers are not reliable; as the deals in this time were able to register the cars on the date they were sold, not on the production date. Please stick to production dates only.
The ’73 I have came off of the assembly line on the 9/72, S/N 423435.
It has the backlit wiper/headlight switches (green), and the back lit heater control panel. It also has the engine room plate that reads 100HP.
I'm sure I remember at one point seeing a 3/73 production date on a car, but I do not know where that was, and I can not confirm this anymore or back it up with a S/N. The only other '73 car I know of is that of Bert Vorgon. Maybe you can confirm your cars here, with chassis S/N's, and we can put this to rest for the final production 510 in existence.
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Update 2016-05-18 - lowest number so far:



PL510… MM YY Handle

434039 1 1973 ssjanz
433928 1 1973 Bertvorgon
433722 1 1973 joker72z
431958 12 1972 yenpit
431602 1 1973 carrman
431455 12 1972 prowrench240
430706 12 1972 t-lane
430694 amwalker
429776 12 1972 joker72z
427433 12 1972 chachdat510
427419 11 1972 510Wizard
426590 sinnful
425945 11 1972 thisismatt
424481 10 1972 ctdavid73510
423435 9 1972 Byron510

There are a few discrepancies, but this is the raw data collected so far.


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RE: The Newest

Postby 510z » 01 Jul 2006 14:00

hey bryon my 1973 510 2 door jam plate is 12/72 #430706 engine plate 100hp

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Postby chachdat510 » 02 Jul 2006 13:54

I have a 12/72, serial #427443, it has the 100hp tag, and the backlight switchs.

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Postby bertvorgon » 03 Jul 2006 15:28

Mine is 1/73 production, PL510-433928, 100HP tag, backlighted switches.
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Postby frenched510 » 04 Jul 2006 14:34

mine is 12/73 with all the backlit stuff, rear window defrost and all that.

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Postby Zippy210 » 04 Jul 2006 14:47

12/73 u guys have a winner

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Postby defdes » 04 Jul 2006 16:17

frenched510 wrote:mine is 12/73 with all the backlit stuff, rear window defrost and all that.

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12/73?

Postby jason » 04 Jul 2006 16:28

frenched510 wrote:mine is 12/73 with all the backlit stuff, rear window defrost and all that.


Ummm... Frenched, do you mean 12/72 by any chance? What's the VIN#?

If anyone has an engine plate that says L18 I'd also appreciate knowing that one also.

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RE: 12/73?

Postby Byron510 » 04 Jul 2006 16:53

frenched510,

Is it possible to verify your doorplate production plate with a photo posted here?
I have seen one 03/73 production plate, and I've also read that there were no PL510's produced after 04/73. What is your VIN number? Can you also post a photo of the engine plate and SN on the firewall? If you post these, then all written material I've got my hands on would be incorrect; you'd have the proof.
BTW, those repo engine plates don't count, guys!
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RE: 12/73?

Postby bertvorgon » 04 Jul 2006 18:47

Yes, please do that...I was already spending my cheque! :wink:
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RE: 12/73?

Postby 510rob » 05 Jul 2006 06:49

Byron, I seem to remember that your old schoolmate Brad Zimmerman (Haney Performance) mentioned that his old 510 race car was one of the cars originally equipped with an L18. Maybe you should give him a call about that?

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RE: 12/73?

Postby frenched510 » 05 Jul 2006 22:17

haha sorry guys didnt mean to get ur hopes up I meant 12/72.

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RE: 12/73?

Postby Byron510 » 05 Jul 2006 22:35

thanks for clarifying frenched510, had me wondering there for a while.
Does anybody else have an actual '73 production car??
This is interesting, Bert so far you have the newest 510....
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RE: 12/73?

Postby thisismatt » 08 Jan 2007 20:38

11/72, VIN 425945...100hp, backlit knobs and heater control (flat face), rear defrost, and reclining seats (worn). I've also got the original warranty card and owner guide/service log thing. I should dig that out.
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RE: 12/73?

Postby bertvorgon » 09 Jan 2007 07:03

I wonder what serial number range went to BAZ country. It would be nice if more put their numbers here, if anything, just to see if there was some sort of pattern to distribution of the cars. I think Yenpit had a number that was in the 430's, he is the closest to my production so far, and he is down south.
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1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer


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