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PL510 VIN Number production dates

Posted: 26 Oct 2010 22:08
by Byron510
This came up in another thread, but I thought this information should be shared in a thread that’s easy to find – so…

Listed below of the VIN#’s for each model year up to 1971. This information is published in Nissans publication:
Datsun 1600,1400,1300, USA and Canada Parts Catalog, Model 510 Series
Pub. No. C-0040U
Master Binder December 1973

So would conclude that the information contained here in should be about as accurate as it gets.
Enjoy…

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And listed here are all of the available modes –I had no idea there were so many available models…

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One day I would like to pay someone to carefully remove the binding from this publication and properly scan this book and make an electronic form – the information contained within really should be public for the sake of keeping all of our 510’s in good shape. These books are worth a fortune, but I’ll be honest, the information shouldn’t have to be paid for with access by only a few. .. a future project.

Byron

Re: PL510 VIN Number production dates

Posted: 27 Oct 2010 06:49
by yenpit
Wow, great info!

Re: PL510 VIN Number production dates

Posted: 27 Oct 2010 08:15
by okayfine
Byron, I've done similar in the creation of the Datsun 510 CD. It's time-consuming, but not difficult work. The real money (if necessary) would be in the scanning software to render the text searchable - Some versions of Acrobat will do this. I didn't have that back in 2001, so I scanned 'em all as images.

What sizes are the pages? The Parts Catalog was a real oddball size, and didn't even completely fit on my then-legal-size scanner. I have only an 8.5x11 scanner these days, but if that works and you're interested in sending it my way, I'd do the labor for free.

Re: PL510 VIN Number production dates

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 06:57
by rdhull
Can I assume from the info here that the 510 2dr I just picked up is a 1968? The vin reads PL510072860. The door tag is illegible. It has spear front fender markers and bullet rear fender markers.
Roger
AZ 510 guy

Re: PL510 VIN Number production dates

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 07:00
by okayfine
'68 will have suicide wipers and no rear fender markers (and different dash). Pics?

Re: PL510 VIN Number production dates

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 08:56
by two_68_510s
rdhull wrote:Can I assume from the info here that the 510 2dr I just picked up is a 1968? The vin reads PL510072860. The door tag is illegible. It has spear front fender markers and bullet rear fender markers.
Roger
AZ 510 guy
Looks like after 40,000 it would be a '69.