Goldmine: RM 55k for this 1971 Datsun 510 Bluebird 1600 SSS, sold in less than a day!

Eric/Jun 30, 2020 02:20 PM

Image: Assry Mindwarp, Facebook Marketplace

The Datsun 510 is one of the most sought-after Japanese classic car, having culminated a cult following over the years.

Seen here is a 1971 example that has been tastefully done up and the seller mentioned that the car is fitted with a 1.8-litre L18 twin-carbureted engine, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. Drive is sent to the rear wheels. 

Handling is taken care of by independent rear suspension - an uncommon feature in 1971.

Exterior-wise, this particular 510 is fitted with a 510 Supersonic front grille and 14-inch SSR Longchamp XR-4 wheels. The seller said that the car was given a coat of paint back in February 2020.

The 510 SSS was initally listed for a rather reasonable sum of RM 55,000 and was marked as sold just after 15 hours, suggesting that classic cars like this still have a strong demand.

One reason that shot the Datsun 510 to fame is because it was one of the original sports sedan, years before BMW introduced the E21 (first-generation 3 Series). After all, SSS did stand for Super Sports Sedan.

That said, this isn't the first time we've featured a Datsun 510, as we've also covered Daniel Wu's example here.