Italian wannabe: 1969 Datsun Fairlady/Sports 2000

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This model was known as Fairlady but that was the home model name: outside Japan the official name was “Sports”.

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This car belongs to the last series produced which had some major improvements like a five speed manual transmission mated to an inline four, 2000 cc, SOHC engine producing 133 hp. It was raced in many events around the world, especially in the SCCA events were it became famous for its performances mated to a bargain price.

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The seller says that this car has 150 hp, a peak power produced only by the special “B” engine which had a different camshaft. This data is reported on the factory chassis plate so we must believe that’s true. The car has a very nice color and looks in really good conditions: the seller says that this car has been restored with the rebuild of the engine. We always liked these cars but often you find them in bad conditions: that’s not easy to find the sapre parts so find you a good one. Find it for sale at £15,500 (today $24,600) here in Bedford, UK.

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