The Datsun 510 is one of the most important Nissans ever, opening the door for the brand to the US and making Americans fall in love with Japanese cars. But it wasn’t an overnight success. Before the Datsun 510, was the Datsun 310 and before that, the Datsun 210. It’s a story of trial and error then finally, triumph.

Oh, there’s some racing in there too!

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Comments

    • Benjamin Thomas
      Benjamin Thomas

      Up to speed on datsun 240z sc30 please 🙏🏾

      about 7 hours ago
    • Sir Podgy
      Sir Podgy

      I always thought it looked like a Lada

      about 1 day ago
    • Cylus Trejo
      Cylus Trejo

      Do the Datsun 620

      about 2 days ago
    • Ryne Agheilim
      Ryne Agheilim

      Jitsuyo - *DAT Auto*

      about 3 days ago
    • Igor Andrusyshyn
      Igor Andrusyshyn

      Am I the only one who was disturbed by the Honda on the background?
      I simply couldn't concentrate on the video cos of Honda :)

      about 3 days ago
    • Samuraisahsah
      Samuraisahsah

      Hi James! (My name is Austin)

      about 3 days ago
    • andres navas
      andres navas

      I could sound dumb saying it because you might of all ready done one can you make a up to speed on the 240-280z

      about 6 days ago
    • Jamin Walton
      Jamin Walton

      Am I the only one who feels like this was half an episode? No hate , love the work as always but something seemed off...

      about 7 days ago
    • Joseph Huynh
      Joseph Huynh

      Best small car ever

      about 8 days ago
    • enderfortress 1
      enderfortress 1

      Plz do Suzuki cappuccino!!!!!

      about 9 days ago
    • Kenneth Carnie
      Kenneth Carnie

      Donut Media
      Boi-talk needs to drop a banger asap. Remix pop up and down headlights.. Slow jam.

      about 12 days ago
    • Jose Ramirez
      Jose Ramirez

      What about a Nissan Sentra SR
      Load a video about it.

      about 13 days ago
    • Ronnie P
      Ronnie P

      Now to pay homage to the 2nd Generation 510!!

      😮Ohhhh wait you didn't know they reproduced them from '78-'82 with a 2liter engine making 92 horses and 108-lb torque
      My very first car was a pristine condition 1980 Datsun 510 coupe which I purchased from a very kind and well off gentleman for $1 in the late 90's.

      It taught me to drive a manual transmission and I've typically only purchased manuals since

      about 14 days ago
    • Inevitable Crafts Lab
      Inevitable Crafts Lab

      stop shouting at me, doesn't make anything better

      about 17 days ago
    • xIFez
      xIFez

      this guy is a youtube treasure lol

      about 23 days ago
    • DelinquentDJ
      DelinquentDJ

      Who the hell edited the audio sync? James' dad??

      about 26 days ago
    • Manny Padilla
      Manny Padilla

      It's a bit disappointing that you didn't mention all of the racing success that John Morton had in the 510.

      about 1 month ago
    • evan carlson
      evan carlson

      Lowriding up to speed!!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Louis Randolph
      Louis Randolph

      Found out my grandparents had a 510 wagon in the 70’s and I’m so mad they sold it 😂😂

      about 1 month ago
    • Fata Gyges
      Fata Gyges

      My sides went orbital with MJF joke. Ignore the pansies

      about 1 month ago
    • Completely_ Vague_
      Completely_ Vague_

      Hi James

      about 2 months ago
    • Mav Taco
      Mav Taco

      My name is Austin, Hi James!

      about 2 months ago
    • Patrick Mittel
      Patrick Mittel

      Not datsun, but *datsun*

      about 2 months ago
    • NinjaFulla
      NinjaFulla

      My brothers name is Datsun

      about 2 months ago
    • malina lungu
      malina lungu

      toyota ad before the datsun video XD

      about 2 months ago
    • abdul alim khan
      abdul alim khan

      500cc without license?that means 350hp turbo with no license.hope nonody DIES!

      about 2 months ago
    • Cody Davidson
      Cody Davidson

      My first car was a 1969 510. Bought it for $300 in 2016. Drove it for a year before the motor blew up.

      about 2 months ago
    • Lv34_Gardevoir do_it_for_dale
      Lv34_Gardevoir do_it_for_dale

      Wheres the datsun 620 up to speed now

      about 2 months ago
    • Patricio Andres Muñoz Lopez
      Patricio Andres Muñoz Lopez

      Great!! Now do the sentras pls!

      about 2 months ago
    • diego vallejo
      diego vallejo

      Love my Datsun

      about 2 months ago