From the Tokyo show in 1961, Datsun really started producing sports cars.

The first was the Fairlady SP310 which is reminiscent of the MGB. 

Technically, this model was not revolutionary because it takes the essentials of the mechanical components of the Bluebird sedan with the only singularity is a three-seater (two front seats and a third placed transversely at the rear). 

The SP310 has an honest commercial career thanks to its success in competition in the United States. It was produced to 7000 copies, driven by a four-cylinder of 1500 cc developing 71 horses.  

In 1967, Datsun decided to officially enter motorsport in North America. The conquest of this market was a necessity and relatively easier to approach than the European market where many English and Italian brands offered similar models. 

In 1965, the engine capacity was increased to 1600 cc which allowed to win 19 horses. This model was named SP311, had a synchro box and front disc brakes.

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The Ad that caught our attention is this very nice convertible Datsun Fairlady Roadster 1600cc / 95hp with a 4 speeds manual gearbox put into circulation in June 1968 and displaying 119 000 km 

It is sold with a french “carte grise de collection” and a ” contrôle technique” valid from 01/02/2019

The car is completely rust free as well at the 
body level , chassis and chrome which are in superb condition

Among the recent expenses, paint, sprayhood, dashboard, tank, radiator, coil and cables, spark plugs, 2 front tires, brake master cylinder, clutch transmitter and receiver, front brake hoses were changed, the car has has been restarted but still requires some work.

Are expected, the exhaust system, interior finishes (buttons, warning lights, door seal), it lacks the logo “datsun” on the hood and on the left front fender. 

The car will also need a new starter as well as a new battery which justifies the relatively attractive price. The owner provides the workshop manual of the vehicle, the most important being corrosion on these models, this is a great opportunity to acquire a very nice model at a very reasonable price, ideal for a handyman!

Its price: 12 000 €

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