1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster Red NSmyr120812
This is an outstanding example of what Datsun (Nissan) was doing right in the American car market! It certainly had the features of the British sports cars, with the addition of great styling and great reliability! Soon the 240Z would be zooming around..a great competitor for the sports car market! The engine was four cylinders, overhead cam, 5 main bearings and solid lifters, and a five speed manual transmission.
Datsun 2000 Sports "Fairlady"
The Datsun Sports (called Datsun Fairlady in the home market), was a series of roadsters produced by Nissan in the 1960s. The series was a predecessor to the Z-car in the Fairlady line, and offered an inexpensive alternative to the European MG, Triumph, Fiat and Alfa Romeo sports cars. The line began with the 1959 "S211" and continued through 1970 with the "SP311" and "SR311" line. The Fairlady saw competitors follow its introduction, with examples called the Honda S500, the Toyota Sports 800, and the Daihatsu Compagno. In Japan, it represented one of three core products offered by Nissan at Japanese Nissan Dealerships called Nissan Shop, alongside the Datsun Truck and the Datsun 1000. In 1991, Nissan introduced a limited number two-door convertible styled in a retro appearance to the Datsun Sports called the Nissan Figaro.
The Cars That Ate Paris - Datsun Fairlady Roadster 1600
Opening clip from Peter Weir's first movie, also known as The Cars That Ate People. The opening scene is a parody of a commercial aired on Australian television at the time of the film's original release.
1968 Datsun Sports 2000. The Original Fairlady!!
It was towed in just I was getting set to go home on a Friday night. An original First Datsun to bear the Fairlady name. One of the coolest cars Iv'e had in my bay here at Approved yet!