Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Just thought I'd start out with a great shot of my own '72 Datsun 510 'BRE'.
With the BRE paint scheme, bubble-flared fenders, and original 13x7 American Racing Libra wheels, this is one period piece...and an iconic one at that.
Remember, the racing version of this car won the Trans-Am Under 2.5 Litre Championship twice, in 1971 and 1972, with lead driver John Morton and team owner Peter Brock (of Cobra Daytona Coupe fame) calling most of the shots.
As Datsun was considered the underdog team in the Trans-Am series, the people at Alfa Romeo and BMW must have been shocked when the little econo-box 510 (a shameless copy of BMW's 1600) blew them out of the water.