For Sale: 1970 Datsun Fairlady in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

The Datsun 1600 was an impressive Japanese sports car in the 1960s, but for some, it wasn't enough. Starting in 1967, Datsun engineers stroked the 1600's engine to 2.0 liters and added a better-breathing, more efficient single-overhead-cam cylinder head. Designated SRL-311, the Datsun 2000 leapt ahead of most European rivals with a high-revving 135 horsepower engine, a modern five-speed transmission - a first for a Japanese sports car - and a price that undercut the 104-horsepower, four-speed Triumph TR4. Not only is Datsun's Roadster the first sports car from Japan to be taken seriously, its extensive racing success guarantees it a place in motorsports history. Robustly built yet simple to work on, the car is rare compared with period MGs or Triumphs, with potentially better appreciation over time. Aftermarket support is strong for the Datsun, with several U.S.-based specialists carrying most mechanical, electrical, brake, and suspension parts at reasonable prices. One of the most successful production-based race cars, the 2000 Roadster won 10 SCCA national championships between 1967 and 1987, a long time for a car to remain competitive.This 1970 Datsun 2000 has been lovingly cared for by its current owner since 2019. The 2000cc inline 4 runs smooth and strong, providing more than enough power for this little two seater. Slide behind the wheel and there's plenty of room inside for average-size drivers. On the road, the engine and transmission are a real pleasure, pulling strongly through the precise-shifting gearbox with light but positive clutch action. The unassisted brakes are effective and feel confident.

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Datsun Fairlady
  • Listing ID: CC-1683438
  • Price: $33,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Datsun
  • Model:Fairlady
  • Exterior Color:GRAY
  • Interior Color:GRAY
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:79373
  • Stock Number:KCM775
  • VIN:GCCKCM775
Listed By:
Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
O'Fallon, IL 62269

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