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1969 Datsun 1600 Roadster | 6k Miles 

This 1969 Datsun 1600 roadster is finished in silver over black vinyl upholstery and is powered by a 1.6-liter inline-four paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. The car was purchased by the seller in 2020 and subsequently is said to have received a replacement stainless-steel exhaust system with a catalytic converter, a GM-sourced alternator, and stainless-steel brake lines along with a front suspension refurbishment and an oil change. This 1600 is now offered with spare parts, a tonneau cover, a new black soft top, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

SPECS

VIN:  SPL31124424

Year: 1969

Make: Datsun

Model: 1600 Roadster

Mileage: 6,000

Title Status: Clean

Carfax report: N/A

Engine type: 1.6L 4 Cylinder

Transmission type: 4 Speed Manual

Modifications: 

All original

Maintenance history:

All maintenance done on time since the time of purchase with invoices available. 

PPI checklist: Done

Rust?: None

Faults and needs: Some corrosion on the underside

Dings/scratches/paint meter readings: N/A

Exterior condition: 8.5

Interior condition: 8.5

Drivetrain and engine: 9

 

How does the car drive? (mechanical aspects):

This Datsun is a true time capsule with only 6000 miles, and in all original condition and zips around town with ease. The engine is very healthy and has a good amount of get up and go power for a 1.6L which makes it very fun to drive on the twisty roads as well. The suspension is soft yet not bouncy and feels well put together. The brakes stop as they should with no pulling to either side. 

Ownership lifestyle, how do you feel owning and driving the car?:
If you're looking for a true classic Japanese roadster to take around to local cars and coffees and drive up your neighborhood's twisty roads, this fits the bill with ease! Put the top down in the summer and enjoy the wind in your hair or put it up in the winter and enjoy a cozy cabin. And be ready to be asked about the car anywhere you take it!

 

Why are you selling the car?:

Due to a limitation of space, the current owner must sell this car soon. 

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The body was reportedly delivered new in blue and was repainted silver under previous ownership. Exterior details include chrome bumpers and trim along with a Datsun Roadster Fairlady badge affixed to the grille. Photos show cracking paint and corrosion on the left rocker panel, and the seller states there are dings in the chrome and that the hazard lights do not work. The weatherstripping is in need of replacement, and the soft top has shrunk and does not fit over the frame. The antenna is broken.

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Painted 14″ steel wheels wear chrome hubcaps and are mounted with older 185/70 Cooper Trendsetter SE tires that the seller states are due for replacement. Stainless steel brake lines were reportedly fitted in June 2020, and the front suspension bushings and tie rod ends were replaced in preparation for the sale.

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The cabin features bucket seats upholstered in black vinyl along with a matching dashboard, door panels, and carpets. The seller states the cigarette lighter and AM radio do not work and notes cracks on the dashboard trim as well as a tear in the shift boot. A replacement shift boot will accompany the car. Paint overspray is present on the passenger seat, which does not release forward.

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The three-spoke steering wheel wears a vinyl wrap and frames a central tachometer, a 140-mph speedometer, and a combination gauge for coolant temperature, amperage, oil pressure, and fuel level. The five-digit odometer shows 6k miles, and true mileage is unknown.

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The 1.6-liter R16 inline-four is equipped with twin carburetors and produced 96 horsepower when new. The alternator was replaced with a GM part in August 2020, and an oil change was performed in preparation for the sale. Corrosion is noted in the engine bay.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual gearbox. The transmission fluid was changed in June 2020, and a replacement stainless-steel exhaust system with a catalytic converter was installed in July 2020.

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