A whole generation of young car guys don't know much about Datsun, but it's time they learn.
Nissan used to be called Datsun, just
in case anyone didn’t know. And like Nissan today, Datsun built some truly
wonderful sports cars, specifically the iconic 240Z, which first went on sale
in the US way back in 1970. But today the Jay Leno is taking a look
at a fully restored Datsun 510. Owned by someone who happens to work on "The
Tonight Show" - the Denim Chin's other series - the car needed a new everything, including an engine, in order
to get it to its current state.
The 510 was quite innovative for its time, partly due to its independent suspension which gave it solid handling both on and off the track. This particular 510 has quite a lot of aftermarket parts, but it retains an original Datsun steering wheel. And its engine sounds absolutely wonderful.