Datsun’s Bluebird Hatchery

This has to be THE ULTIMATE series of Datsun P510 photographs I have ever seen in my life… Thanks go to Ted Hedman for the photo’s. Enjoy!

Travel back in time to Datsun’s Oppama plant, site of the Bluebird 1600 / 510 assembly line.

Ready for paint!

Engine Assembly Line (Yokohama Plant)

Body Mounting (note front drum brakes)

Final Assembly Line

Final Test

Staging to load (Hommoku Wharf)

Loading onto ship (Hommoku Wharf)

I feel privileged to be able to bring you this historical insight into the manufacturing process of this brilliant little car. Who knows, maybe one of these P510’s could be your P510? 😉


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