Classic Looks, Modern Power

Classic Looks, Modern Power

1969 Datsun 2000

The classic Datsun roadster can be called many things, but slow is generally not one of them. Available from the factory with a 150hp two-liter engine, these were significantly faster than the contemporary British roadsters.

This roadster has had a SR20DE engine swapped in – for those not well versed in Nissanese, that’s a SR-family four cylinder, 2.0 liter, dual cam, electronic fuel injection. Notice the lack of “T” in that name – the turbocharged version is often seen as it was used in the Japan-market Silvia, best known as a drift car. The 150hp or so produced by the naturally-aspirated engine is plenty for this lightweight convertible. The swap looks clean, as does the rest of the car. The high windscreen on these later cars is a bit ungainly, but much more useful in daily driving.

It’s on eBay in Oregon for $24k or offer.1969 Datsun 2000 interior 1969 Datsun 2000 SR20DE engine


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