Mucus, Bile & Pus: Three Datsun 510 Wagons

The tips inbox was inundated with great tips this past week (like always!) and tipper FuelTruck delivered a fabulous load of Datsun 510 Wagons — time to pick your favorite one.  The three examples come in three different colors…mucus, pus, and bile.


Up first is this lovely mucus green 1972 Datsun 510 Wagon offered for $4,200 in Monroe, WA via craigslist.  The car has been sitting for a long time, but its got a “damn cam” and 219 SS heads + dual carbs. It needs some TLC, but it is nothing some elbow grease and mucinex can’t cure.   


The next model is a 1971 Datsun 510 Wagon (also in the greater Seattle area) sporting minilite wheels and a dirty shade of pus colored paint.  Hope that the infection goes away because this car runs/drives really well and “pulls wells to 75 mph” (is that a good thing…?) but it runs hot and can overheat trying to push 70+ mph on the highway, which is the last place a car should ever overheat unless you are pulling a trailer up a hill…check the cooling system to see what’s going on.

Last, but not least, is this 1972 Datsun 510 Wagon with some awesome wheels and covered in a  marvelous shade of bile green.  The car does have some surface rust, but the floors are solid and the engine rules like a well tuned gallbladder. 

See a better shade of 70s paint covering a wagon?