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Nissan 510 BlueBird

1970 Nissan Blue Bird 1.8SSS

Posted by Anonymous on Jul 27, 2019

Familiarity: I owned this car.
The Datsun 510 was a series of the Datsun Bluebird sold from 1968 to 1973, and offered outside the U.S. and Canada as the Datsun 1600.

According to AutoWeek's G.D. Levy, the 510 has often been called the "poor man's BMW."

The 510's engineering was inspired by contemporary European sedans, particularly the 1966 BMW 1600-2 — incorporating a SOHC engine, MacPherson strut suspension in front and independent, semi-trailing arms in the back.[3] The styling is attributed to Datsun in-house designer, Teruo Uchino.[citation needed]

The engine was promoted by Nissan USA president Yutaka Katayama, a design developed through Prince, an acquisition.[4]

Launched in October 1967, body styles included a two-door sedan (1968), four-door sedan, five-door station wagon and two-door coupé (November 1968).

The 510 range became famous for Nissan's rallying successes outside Japan and paved the way for greater Nissan sales internationally.
  • Style 5-rating
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  • Performance 5-rating
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