Datsun 510 Part One

"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone. "
~ Steven Wright

The Datsun 510 (from 1968 to 1973) has often been called the poor-man’s BMW, and many people believe that the 510′s design was inspired by old 70′s BMWs (particularly the BMW 2002) with their round lights and box-shaped bodies. However, this idea is unfounded – the Datsun 510 was released a year before the BMW 2002. The comparison is further fueled by the little Japanese powerhouses’ dominance over the BMW 2002 in the Trans-Am 2.5 L series of the 70′s. – Wikipedia

It takes a car enthusiast to really appreciate a boxy car like the Datsun 510. Having the rare chance to take a spin in one was exhilarating enough but the fact that this one was a race ready rally car was icing on the cake. With over 300hp at the rear wheels this green comet demanded attention and respect and could easily overcome even a seasoned driver. With out realizing it you’d find yourself crossing over the speed limit of the single lane highways up here before you had even shifted into 3rd and that car still had a whole lotta’ go to give…

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Location :Acton, Ontario, Canada
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