5k: Seller Blues: 1971 Datsun 510 Rotary Power
The key to selling your car is to include as much information as possible. When you write up the ad, be sure to include details about the condition, mileage, history and if the engine has been replaced with a spinning time bomb. Find this 1971 Datsun 510 with Mazda 13B rotary engine swap for sale in Bellflower, CA currently bidding for $6,555 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go.
Based on his ebay profile, moontime11210 looks to be an accomplished car dismantler, so the fact that he doesn’t mention the Mazda 13B rotary engine AT ALL is indeed perplexing. Seriously, the only reason we know it is a 13B is because the “engine” field in ebay’s interface and a single pic of under the hood shows a rotary setup.
This does indeed look like a Mazda 13B rotary engine, good for around 130 to 160 horsepower depending on port configuration and fuel injection setup. How could you NOT mention the wankel engine in the ad for a car this clean. The interior looks great, the paint looks nice…this should easily be a $10k car with a proper advertisement.
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No need to mention the 13B, this guy lets the pictures do the talking! Great classic-mod, unbelievably inexpensive too.
Although looking closer, the poor grammar, all caps, new carpet and very brand new tires suggest some great smokey burnout times spent in this car..
Would you rather:
See a classified post with a picture of the swap but no description, or
See a classified post with a description of the swap but no pictures?
~ neither. does it have to be either-or?
It's Craigslist and Ebay motors. It will always be either-or. 🙂
Poor description. You need more than a sentence to sell a car sometimes.