1968 Datsun 2000 Roadster SVO Turbo ?Fast turbocharged Datsun
Roadster! ?Ford SVO 2.3L I4 turbocharged engine ?Professionally
engine swapped and built ?Five-speed manual transmission ?Nice
bright red exterior with tan interior and new tan folding canvas
top ?MSD ignition and manual boost guage ?Omega Kustom gauges
?Adjustable coil-over suspension Did you know the Datsun 240Z was
not the brand?s first significant sports car? These were the first
Japanese two-seaters that could hold their own against MGs,
Triumphs and Fiats of the period and we have one here at
MotoeXotica Classic Cars that is pretty special and with a little
secret under the hood! This example has been completely gone
through and built by a local Nissan Dealer and has many new parts.
Finished in red, the exterior paint and trim are in good condition.
The body remains straight, the engine bay is very tidy and the
chrome bumpers fit tightly to the body. The Super Start battery
looks good. The cargo area behind the seats is in very good order.
Note the single reverse light mounted under the rear bumper. This
Datsun rolls on Classic radials, size 165/80R15. The wheels and
tires are all in good condition. Under the front-hinged hood is
professionally swapped Ford SVO 2.3L I4 turbocharged four-cylinder
engine from a 1980?s SVO Fox Body Mustang and it?s mated to a
Mustang five-speed manual transmission. SVO engineers opted to pass
over the production 5.0 liter V-8 in lieu of an updated,
turbocharged, and stronger version of Ford's 2.3 liter inline four,
originally used in the Pinto and Ford Mustang II. The installation
of the four-cylinder engine helped with weight distribution, due to
the engine being installed perpendicular to, and behind, the front
axle, thereby improving handling. Endowing the engine with an
advanced, computer-controlled fuel injection system and an
intercooled turbocharger system helped push power output to over
175 horsepower. Inside, the car?s tan bucket seats look great,
while the matching carpet is in good order. A three-spoke steering
wheels faces the driver and frames the black dashboard. To fit the
radio in the center stack, Datsun turned it on a side, just as
Chevy did in the Corvette in ?63. The dash is in very good order
while the inner doors are in good condition, as is the
floor-mounted shifter. A factory AM radio completes the interior.
By the mid-1960s, Datsun was delivering its Sports 1600 for less
money than the MGB and the Japanese roadster included many standard
items that were extras on the British two-seater ? radio, heater,
seat belts, tonneau cover, clock, locking gas cap and more. The
introduction of the 1967 SR311 and SRL311 saw a major update.
Produced from March 1967 until April 1970, the SR311 used a 2.0 L
U20 engine and offered a five-speed manual transmission, somewhat
unexpected for a production car at the time. The first-year cars
(known as ?half year? cars) are sought as there were fewer than
1,000 produced which are unencumbered with the 1968 model year
emissions and safety changes. For the 1968 model year the entire
line was updated with a new body featuring a taller integrated
windshield with an integrated rear-view mirror, a padded dashboard
with non-toggle switches, built-in headrests, and lifting door
handles. This version was first shown at the 14th Tokyo Motor Show
in October 1967 and was developed to meet the new Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards. In the US the engines were also fitted
with new emissions controls and the lesser 1600 continued as a
companion model through the end of production. Competition to this
Datsun in 1968 included Alfa Romeo?s Spider 1600 Duetto, Lotus?
?lan S4, MG?s MGC and Triumph?s TR5/TR6. VIN: SRL31119581 This car
is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri.
Current mileage on the odometer shows 4,483 miles. It is sold as
is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT
AND DRIVE!!!? Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed
below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.