The perfect 510
Posted on January 11 2010
Sorry to post more 510 stuff but I was going through an issue of Lightning magazine which is a Japanese magazine that seems to specialize in the more modified types of vintage Japanese cars and I came across this 510 that stopped me dead in my tracks. I’ve seen many 510′s modified many different ways but this one here in my opinion is THE perfect 510.
Sorry for the small scan but you’re going to have to bear with me here. From the color, to the stance, to the wheels, even the choice of motor this 510 is on point. As you can see from the sloping c-pillar and shorter decklid, it is a SSS coupe which was never sold here in the states. The motor is an FJ20 which I believe is good for around 150hp stock and in my opinion is a good compromise between being a more powerful modern motor but keeping it carbureted makes it a little more acceptable to the purists. The wheels are Watanabe’s in a 13×8′s up front and 13×9′s in the rear under some very tastefully done flares. Check the leather straps on the trunk. Bonkers!! If I ever decide to build my own 510, this is what it would look like.