1969 Datsun Fairlady

All right, this car wasn't sold as a Fairlady in the US (where it was the Sports 1600) but the home-country-market name is so much more fun than the export one, so I'm using it here. The Volvo Amazon is another example of a car where the home-market name is better than what we got, and the list goes on. Whatever you call it, what we have here is sort of a proto-Miata, a Japanese attempt to make a small British sports car that didn't break every few minutes.

1969 Datsun Fairlady


This car was never a huge seller in the United States, though you used to see them every so often.

1969 Datsun Fairlady


I found this car parked quite close to the 1964 Dart, so it's possible both are owned by the same person.

1969 Datsun Fairlady


It looks sort of British, but there is a distinctive Datsunly flavor about it.

1969 Datsun Fairlady


Yes, SR20DETs have been swapped into these cars, an upgrade we recommend highly.




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