10k: Some Importation Required: 1971 Datsun 510 with Honda F22C1 Power

Sometimes I find that reading an ad on ebay motors brings back memories of opening presents on Christmas morning.  The prospect of a Datsun 510 with Honda S2000 power is like seeing a box shaped like a toy car or model rocket.  Anticipation tingles at the tips of my fingers as I unwrap the packaging…car looks good, not donked, stanced or chopped…yes yes yes, it could be an RC truck…except that the car is located in Mexico and mostly incomplete…not a toy, it is church shoes again…drat.  Find this 1971 Datsun 510 with Honda F22C1 Power located in Texas Mexico (note the Tijuana Terrier ear in the bottom right of the frame) currently bidding for $3,050 reserve-not-met with a $12,500 buy-it-now.

The seller does mention that this car is a work in progress and he is just testing the waters…whatever that means.  Testing the waters by offering an incomplete car for sale that is located in Mexico is like thinking about dipping your toe in the pool while you watch TV. 

Yeah, looks like an F22C1, but it doesn’t look like it has been fully installed, in fact it just looks like it has been temporarily put in place for the photos.  Yup, church shoes and they are two sizes too big.  I wonder if any of my siblings got anything that I could play with…

You’ve heard of a rotisserie restoration where the car is put in a rotating stand similar to how you’d slow cook a chicken…well in Mexican food there is a style of beef called barbacoa that requires slow roasting in or over an open pit, but the meat doesn’t spin and sometimes just sits on hot rocks.  Barbacoa restoration does have a certain ring to it.  See another F20C/22C1 powered car that delivers on promises like a politician after election day?  tips@dailyturismo.com