Datsun’s 510 and 510 wagon: What is it about these little boxes?

Circa 1976, my first Datsun 510 wagon post mods. Photos courtesy Gary Groce.

[Editor’s note: This story comes to us from reader and Datsun fan Gary Groce.]

I’ve been a car guy since age 15, and I’m 59 now. A friend, John Wayland, mentored me in the world of driving and modifying Datsuns, and I decided from an early age that my first car would be a 510. I got a job washing pots and pans at 16 and saved enough to buy my first car, a used 1972 510 wagon, just like John’s.

Circa 1976,...

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