This video is about a month old, but it’s still worth sharing. Matt Farah’s Smoking Tire channel drives a lot of enthusiast cars, from Mustangs to Porsches, but this Datsun 510 Wagon is our kind of build. It was put together in the owner’s garage, has a Troy Ermish built 2.1-liter stroker, 280ZX 5-speed, Koyorad radiator, a roll cage, a SSR MkIIs, and a heavily modified suspension. Most of all, it looks like loads of fun.
We also liked the owner’s, who is also named Matt, response to Farah’s question of “Why not drop an SR into it?” He says the old school L-series keeps the vintage feel, and these days they are rarer at car shows than more modern Nissan 4-cylinder swaps. Matt says it’s comparable to an E30 BMW, despite being 15 years older, and just goes to show why 510s are so beloved.