Gateway Classic Cars Houston showroom is excited to offer for sale
this sweet light yellow (cream) 1969 Datsun 2000 roadster. If
you've ever wanted to buy a vintage club racer, this is the car for
you. As it turns out, the second generation SPL311 series (the "L"
stands for left hand drive) was the car that Paul Newman (yes, that
guy) started his racing career in. An accomplished racer, he had a
long-term relationship with Datsun (Nissan), which started with the
2000. The Fairlady, as it was known in Japan, had a strong 2.0L
engine (1982cc), with twin Mikuni/Solex carbs and a special "B"
model camshaft (when ordered with the competition package). This
Datsun 2000 roadster has the "B" camshaft. After undergoing a body
off restoration, during which the frame and body were stripped to
bare metal prior to painting, the original U20 engine (iron block,
aluminum OHC head) was rebuilt completely. Sporting a .030"
overbore, it is equipped with JE pistons, new Nissan valves, new
crankshaft and jackshaft bearings, new "B" camshaft, new water
pump, timing chain, gears, and tensioners. The distributor was
rebuilt, and the ignition sports a new PerTronix electronic pickup
coil. The original Solex PP44 carburetors were completely rebuilt
during the engine rehab as well. The servo transmission was
completely rebuilt with all new synchros and bearings. The braking
system received all new calipers in front, and new shoes out back.
It has new shocks, front ball joints, and has recently been aligned
to assure accurate tracking and minimized undue tire wear.
Additional enhancements include a larger aluminum radiator, and
thermostatically controlled electric cooling fans. This Datsun 2000
roadster has also been very recently serviced, with all fluids
changed, so it's ready to rock for miles to come. Inside, it has
been treated to new carpet, but the synthetic leather seating was
in such good shape that they needed no additional attention. The
manual convertible top is new, and there is a new tonneau cover for
the convertible top, as well. This roadster sports aluminum wheels,
which are shod with P195/70R14 Michelin Defender radials, which
have plenty of tread left, and provide sure handling. Don't miss
out on your chance to snag a rare 1960's sports car - especially
one that helped a racing legend get started on his career, and one
that other legends like Bob Sharp and John Morton raced at the time
that Paul Newman was getting his start (and then some). Additional
features and options on this gorgeous 1969 Datsun 2000 roadster
include Aluminum Alloy Wheels, AM Radio, Manual Convertible top,
Radial Tires, Seat Belts, Spare Tire and Jack, and Vinyl Interior.
For more information on this 1969 Datsun 2000 roadster for sale, to
see all the HD pictures and videos of it, copy the URL below, and
see it at this direct link:
https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/show/HOU/1924 . Alternatively,
if you want to see it in person, come to our Houston Showroom,
located at 1910 Cypress Station Dr, Bldg 200, Houston, TX 77090.
You may also call the showroom at (832) 243-6220 or email us at