Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:49 AM
---How this whole sickness began:
It all started with a 72 521- which I regretfully sold after putting my heart into. After that I had a '76 620 I drove 14 hours to get. Sadly that one had frame rail rust and it also sold. Then I went a year without one...trying my hand at a 72 vw squareback (which ended up being a complete waste of time). I soon found a 76 Mazda b1600 which I enjoyed for a bit...but it wasn't a Datsun. After a few months I posted it for sale and a young guy said he'd trade me a 74 Datsun 620 that needed some work. (Engine was torn apart, body rough, cab rusted at mounts. I didn't care, it was a Datsun and I traded him the Mazda.
As I'm rebuilding the 620, I came across a 67 520 for $100 and drove up north to get it. Sadly the engine was crap, and body worse than initially thought- so I parted it out. This is about the time I came across the b210 featured here. As I was hauling that 520 from ND to Rapid City, SD- we stopped at my grandfathers property and a guy saw the 520 and wondered why I was going to "spend my time on such a project". I told him I just enjoyed Datsuns, and not too many people know of anything other than the z-cars in my town. He told me that he had "an old white Datsun sitting on his property". Long story short- after a few weeks I drove back up and pulled the b210 home. Also a $100 car.
So with my current b210, and my 620, I've always been interested in owning a 510. Figured with this Datsun Trilogy- I'm not only be happy- but occupied for some time. This 510 seam to have wanted to be mine. It was posted on an online classified ad in ND, and I had messaged the guy way back in November. (At this time I was also planning my wedding in New Zealand). I told him if it was still around when I returned I'd pick it up, but I'd understand if it was gone before then. Well he posted it twice on eBay, actually getting more than what he initially wanted for it, but none of the buyers came through. 2 weeks ago he messaged me randomly asking if I'd still want it.
Yep. And here we are