While trolling through Pro-Touring.com we came across progress pictures of Anthony’s 1971 Datsun 510. The Datsun currently has a turbo charged 7M-GTE engine from a 1991 Toyota Supra dyno’d at 398 RWHP. Anthony bought the ride back in 1994 and never really intended for an engine swap. But after three years of the stock engine and HP, he decided to swap a 280zx turbo engine. Two years later the need for more power made way for the Supra engine swap. Since the Supra swap he has continued to improve upon the performance as well as the body aesthetics.Anthony also has enough talent and will to create his own front bumper. Taking roughly 3 weeks to arrive at the design he wanted it seems to fit perfectly and mesh with the rest of the body. Maybe the greatest quality of this car is how unique it is. There are not many Datsun 510 driving the streets and especially ones with a turbocharged Supra engine.
I like this car because it’s unique, people get a kick out of it, and I’ve built and tuned it by myself. It’s fun at track days yet I can drive it on road trips such as Portland to San Jose this summer was over 1200 miles round trip. I vow no trailers are in it’s future.