Two Years Gone: 1972 Datsun 510 Station Wagon – Sold?
June 22, 2021 Update – while this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
June 8, 2021 Update – Funny thing about our “NEW! (short for “No Effin Way!”) Award recipients: the seller’s unrealistic asking price often translates into an unsold car for months or even years. A prime example is this 1972 Datsun 510 Wagon we first featured nearly two years ago to the day. Twenty-four months and one pandemic later, the only difference is the New York Borough where the seller has the car listed and a new set of pictures in use. Perhaps the multiple autographs on the glove box door (who exactly would they be from?) empower the seller to ask such a lofty price, but we predict this otherwise neat example of a Datsun 510 will continue to languish in the seller’s driveway until he lowers his ask by half its current level.
Its been 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 originally in June 2019 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 Collector Car Market Review listing its #1 “Excellent” estimate at only $12,825, we’re struggling to understand the seller’s rationale.
It’s 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 are 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!