The next phase of the JDM small-scale takeover is here. Prepare for Datsun 510 Rally overload. It’s gonna be awesome.
The 510 Rally is here.
Within the last few days, both Tomica Limited Vintage and M2 Machines have unveiled 510 Rallys, in very similar liveries.
The M2 510 is part of the brand new Auto Japan series, which will be hitting Walmart in the next few weeks, if not days. The Tomica Limited Vintage comes out this fall/winter, and can be preordered now at Japan Booster:
Very similar right? And if you think you have seen a similar liver before, and you are not well-studied in the history of Datsun Bluebird racing, you saw it in Hot Wheels Car Culture:
Slightly different takes and details, but the look is the same. This is the 510 Safari Rally livery, and while not nearly as iconic as the BRE livery, it is pretty darn iconic.
That is three, all within the year.
But don’t forget Matchbox. This fall also marks the debut of their 510 Rally. And it isn’t just livery here. The whole casting is Rally, from the mud flaps to front fender flares to its high stance to Matchbox’s own little touch, the roof rack.
Different livery, but maybe the most Rally.
Who knows what the next phase will be. For now, soak in the rally cars for a bit, and get your hunting caps on.