Datsun Fairlady | 1967

Highlights

  • Cosmetic restoration
  • Very fine example
  • No rust
  • Accident-free
  • Available for pre-purchase inspection

Datsun Fairlady

End of auction: 26 May 2018 19:00 CEST

Final bid:

14.500

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Introduction

We see them far too little, so it is with great pleasure that we are offering for auction this fantastic example of an old Datsun. This item has been very well looked after: it has received a cosmetic and engine restoration, making it look the part and run fantastic.

Fortunately, England was not the only car producing country to develop neat, affordable two seater sports cars. It is a fair assumption to think of this 1967 Datsun 1600 roadster as a Japanese MGB, although the Datsun got to the market first. And like their British competition, these cool little roadsters are seeing new-found appreciation in the hobby, making them a great choice today and in the future.

Come and read more about this cracking little Sunday Drive!

Mechanics

Wheels and Tires

Standard steel wheels with hub caps are in excellent condition and carry right-sized 175/65/14 Blackwall radials. They are straight, no curb rash, oxidation or burnt in brake dust.

Brake discs and pads

The brakes and discs are almost like new.

Last service and future maintenance

The engine received a recent tune-up. No maintenance or service is needed in the near future. The car handles and drives like when it came out of the factory.

Interior

Black upholstery works well with the bright red paint and the interior has been freshened as needed over the past 50 years. ’60s style buckets with pleated upholstery are actually pretty good at holding you in place during spirited driving and once you’re behind the wheel, the big, round gauges and low-slung driving position feel very British indeed. The three-spoke steering wheel is ’60s skinny and has a period-perfect look with three aluminum spokes.
The seller rates the interior a 4 out of 5 – nearly perfect condition.

All the gauges are functional, but sadly the original radio is long gone, replaced by a Clarion AM/FM unit that actually looks pretty good and fits well in the original slot. The stubby shifter feels great and the pedals are well-positioned for heel-and-toe shifting to really have some fun at the wheel. Black carpets might be showing their age a bit but the dash pad is pretty good shape. Besides of some wrinkles that are probably inevitable on a car that sees a lot of sun. The trunk is well-shaped and reasonably spacious even with a spare tire and for inclement weather, there’s a newer black convertible top that’s fairly easy to raise and lower.

The owner reported that original accessories are included. It has matching chassis number and engine number but without supporting documentation.

Bodywork

Repainted in vivid red, this Datsun still looks great with a bright shine and a cheerful disposition that practically invites you to slide behind the wheel. The look is familiar, perhaps because various styling elements have been borrowed from some of the great cars of history and they all work rather well here. The hood scoop, the headlights, and vestigial tail fins on the rounded quarters all give the diminutive Datsun a much more substantial look.

The bodywork underneath that nicely polished red paint is in very good condition, and like many two-seaters, this one has probably lived its entire life more as a toy than daily transportation. Chrome bumpers, the delicate grille, and the strip of stainless along the flanks give it an upscale look, and we especially like the crease running through the middle of the deck lid.
You’ll also note an accessory back-up light hanging under the rear bumper as well as a locking gas cap.

The car has never been on the race track and has never been involved in an accident. The seller agrees to a pre-purchase inspection the vehicle. This vehicle is not VAT deductible.

Any other questions about the car or the sale can be asked in the comment field below.

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Make:

Datsun

Model:

Fairlady

Year:

1967

Body Type:

Convertible

Color:

Red

Interior:

Black

Chassis:

SPL31107710

Engine:

1600

Horsepower:

96 HP

Drive:

Rear Wheel Drive

Transmission:

Manual

Mileage:

61,524

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