Vintage Japanese Datsun 510 TV Ads

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

Having worked at a Japanese language tv station in LA in the seventies, I developed an early appreciation of their commercials. Here are a couple of Datsun ads highlighting the Blubird/510. The first one parallels the flying theme of my CC, and the second one, after the jump, shows off the coupe version, which sadly was never exported to the US. Shades of the Volt dance. Enjoy!

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  • Friedclams Friedclams on Dec 15, 2009

    Look! A jet liner! Adjustable air vents! We're in the space age now! Buy this car!! I LOVE this and the music is particularly delightful.

  • Roberthelfrick Roberthelfrick on Dec 15, 2009

    I had a 1970 Datsun 510 4 door. What a great car to drive. One of my favorites along with 733i, alfetta gtv and rabbit gti.

  • Alfabert Alfabert on Dec 16, 2009

    number of Concordes still flying: 0 number of 510's not overcome by rust and still running: 12+ Win to the 510, a great discount rally car. Also, +1 to the Alfa Alfetta (mine was a Sports Sedan)

  • Jjd241 Jjd241 on Dec 16, 2009