1965 datsun roadster fairlady 1500 spl310 Restoration
the owner wanted a full frame off restoration performed took over 2yrs to complete. lots of body damage located in the front from it hitting a power box back in the early 70s. the bondo was thick. the fenders were saved along with the hood. the amount of bondo reapplied to straighten the car out was minimal, mostly hand and dolly on the fenders, some rot was in the front fenders also. lower rockers both sides had to be replaced. this is a 3 main 1500 twin carb engine which is the original to the car numbers matching, the car was parked in 1985 due to faulty brakes. i wish i had pictures of when we removed this car from the garage stuff piled on it didnt even look like a car was there. engine was rebuilt, new clutch and brake hardware and lines. New leather interior installed also. stock light blue color resprayed on it also. this is also a positive grounding car also. they changed to neg grounding in 1966. only 1200 of these were made. less then 750 are still known to in existence and fewer then 250 are known in the usa. the car only has 75k total.
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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.
BRE Datsun 2000
By Miguel Caparros It was a good thing that I got drafted in 1971 as it spared me the embarrassment of having my Alfa Romeo race team decimated in the Trans Am by BRE. But this is the story of the first group of cars and characters that Peter Brock embarrassed. In case you do not know who Peter Brock is, Peter has a slightly impressive resume, a couple of his more noted accomplishments, he designed the original Sting Ray, he also did a little job for Carroll Shelby creating the Daytona Coupe that drove Ferrari out of racing, and won the FIA World Championship for the first time by an American manufacturer. I am including a link at the end of this article to the BRE history page. for more details directly from the horses mouth, so here is the short version. Datsun was not Peters first choice to go racing, he was trying to get the contract to race the super smooth, 6 cylinder signature car, the Toyota 2000 GT. Shelby got the Toyota contract and Peter decided to beat his old boss out on the racetrack. DP or class D for Production vehicles was the hot bed of competition in the Sport Car Club of America. Peter being an engineer/racer took a very structured and clinical way to prepare the cars. The Datsun 2000 sports roadster was based on the 1600 a car that was somewhere between the MG Midget and the MGB in size. Basically Datsun, to be competitive shoved the largest engine they could fit into the engine compartment. BRE did something with the 2000 that no one thought was possible. Made it handle and got gobs of horsepower out of the engine, more than enough to win the Championship first time out and send Toyota home with its tail tucked between their legs.