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1972 Datsun 510 Group 2 project

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1972 Datsun 510

Clean Oregon title

Originally intended for a Group 2 Rally application, but the car was never finished.

Was media blasted, primered and professionally painted inside and out; interior is white, exterior is a dark green that I liked from a 2000 Subaru Outback, though it came out darker (appears black to some in these photos, but it is dark green)

Body was as rust-free as I've seen, though I did have the front pans professionally replaced.

Hood, doors, fenders, trunk lid, cowl, gas door - all included and painted to match.

I did not have a set of pop-out windows (included) painted at the time as I was going to use some sort of poly/Hyzod for the popouts and rear.

Caged, stitch-welded, front and rear suspension tied in, front strut tower brace

Rear trailing arms have been reinforced

Front & rear crossmember - rear has been modified to compensate for raising the car for rally purposes, another stock rear crossmember is included

R180, halfshafts, with 4.62 gearset and Torsen LSD

New front windshield

New front windshield and rear glass gaskets

New weatherstripping all the way around

Grill, headlights, eyebrows, rear tailights, side markers, emblems - all included

Modified front control arms to suit 240sx spindles - for greater strut and brake options - but can use factory control arms, stock set included

Custom machined billet aluminum brackets to fit 240sx rear brake calipers

Includes one extra set of control and trailing arms.

Includes (2) sets of wheels, with a gently used set of Silverstones and a new set of Silverstones (rally tires)

Gas tank, steering column, ignition, dash - all included.


Motor, 2386cc, never run - parts sold by David Weber (RIP) of Malvern Racing


Z22 block, Z24 crankshaft, L20 head, L or Z20 (can't recall) rods, custom JE piston - professionally built, I can put you in touch with the engine builder

(2) Mikuni 44mm carburetors (with all jets to tune) with horns and air cleaners



Nissan comp clutch

Aluminum flywheel with replacement friction surface

Electromotive ignition

Performance camshaft, specs here somewhere

Cam spray bar

Nissan comp valvetrain - oversize valves, springs, retainers

Nissan comp oil pan

Electronic distributor


Missing/known work to be done/musings


Transmission not included - I was going to used a 280ZX transmission

Driveshaft - will need to be shortened; (2) stock driveshafts included

4.62 is too aggressive a gearset for some, but gearsets are easily available

Does not include rear glass


I know a small number of additions would have to be made to the cage to qualify for Group 2 today, though when built, the cage exceeded all requirements.


The above lists are not exhaustive; there are miscellaneous spares included that I haven't listed.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.  I will seriously consider all offers.  Depending on the offer, I will consider selling the body and motor separately/individually.


I don't even want to think about how much I paid for all of this, never mind the time invested - but it is in the immediate vicinity of $20k.



$11,000/ serious offers
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