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Specs

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Engine
Inline 4
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Transmission
Manual
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Exterior
Red
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VIN
SPL31113818

Description

96 HP, 1595 cc, Overhead Cam In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine, 4-Speed Transmission VIN SPL31113818 When the Nissan Corporation came to America in the late 1950's, they found that their automobiles were not quite up to the same standards drivers in the USA were use to. A quick trip to the drawing boards and new, more substantial models were created. In 1961, the Fairlady 1500 sports car was first ...

96 HP, 1595 cc, Overhead Cam In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine, 4-Speed Transmission VIN SPL31113818 When the Nissan Corporation came to America in the late 1950's, they found that their automobiles were not quite up to the same standards drivers in the USA were use to. A quick trip to the drawing boards and new, more substantial models were created. In 1961, the Fairlady 1500 sports car was first shown, and though production numbers were limited, it was a step in the right direction. In 1965, the engine size was increased to by 100 cc's, and these little sports cars were put on the export list. Although the Fairlady nameplate was dropped and a simple 1600, referring to the engine size, was used, these cars enjoyed success and helped to bring in foot traffic at the newly established Datsun dealers across the land. This beautifully presented little red sports car looks to have been treated to a full frame-off restoration. Fitted with black vinyl bucket seats, a black soft top plus a relatively rare removable hardtop, this is one of the nicest examples we have seen in many years. Just 10,400 of these cars were produced, and this example has everything you could ask for including outstanding body work and good looks. One of the few upgrades placed on this car has been, cast aluminum sport wheels. Doors, hood and deck-lid all seemed to line-up and under the hood, the engine is relatively clean and attractive with a pair of SU carbs and the valve cover has been detailed to highlight the DATSUN cast into the center. A bright example of a mid-1960's Datsun sports car, this is an opportunity you will not want to miss, as the interest in early Japanese sports cars appears to be growing by leaps and bounds.

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