Its been a several months since we handed out one of our NEW (“No Effin Way”) awards for a collector currently offered with a, shall we say, “optimistic” asking price. In preparation for our Wagon Wednesday feature, we came across this Orange over Black 1972 Datsun 510 wagon here on Craigslist in Brooklyn for the asking price of $25,000. With the Hagerty Online Valuation Tool listing the #1 Concours value for a similar 510 sedan at $21,300 and the NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide listing its “High” value at only $8,050, we’re struggling to understand the seller’s rationale.
Its a great looking example based on the “twenty foot” pictures provided and the limited, one sentence description, however a new interior, wheels, and 65K original miles is not enough to justify such a lofty asking price. Hopefully, if you’re interested in this 510 you can negotiate with the seller for a more realistic price. Good luck with the purchase!