Rode-Hard Roadster: 1969 Datsun 2000

Rode-Hard Roadster: 1969 Datsun 2000

Datsun roadsters predated the legendary Z by a few years, and are relatively unknown among some enthusiasts. The resemblance to the MGB is strong, thus the custom license plate here. The Datsun could shame the ‘B on track, however, especially when equipped with the two-liter engine and optional Solex carbs. That package offered 150hp, more than even the six-cylinder rivals from England.

This car has been used for years as an autocrosser and track-day car, so the metal isn’t quite show-worthy. With an aggressive differential and a numerically-high-ratio gearset, it’s likely a handful on the street. No, this car needs to be let loose in competition, and it should shine.

It’s on eBay in Virginia, with reserve not yet met.

 

Datsun 2000 engine bay Datsun 2000 interior Datsun 2000 rear quarter

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