Long term owner 1970 Datsun Fairlady 1600 – Kearney, MO

UPDATE:  Seller let us know that he is selling on behalf of his father and the price has been updated to $19,500.    As with a lot of classic cars, finding the right asking price is more of an art than a science.  Great looking vehicle – hope this makes it to an upcoming cars & coffee!

10/8/18: Seller offering a 1969 Datsun Fairlady 1600 convertible with 69,559 miles for $24,000.   Also referred to as the 1600 Sport, this example has been owned by the same family for decades.  Vehicle has the original motor and body (matching numbers) but doesn’t disclose whether there has been a paint refresh.  Seller says the vehicle runs fantastic.

Vehicle’s exterior looks great.  Wheels, hubcaps, and chrome look complete.  Comes with a soft top, attachable hard top, two original snap covers for the interior and a dust cover as well.   Equipped with a dual carbureted 1.6 L inline 4-cylider engine which produced 95 hp and a reported top speed of 105 mph.   1970 represents the last year of the 1600.

This is probably best example we’ve seen in the Kansas City area.  Probably due to its novelty, when compared to its Alfa, Triumph, and MG competitors we think there is slightly more of a head turn for these.  Would be interested to see the successor 2000 model with a slightly larger 2.0 L engine – reportedly very popular in the SCCA circuit and the first car raced by Paul Newman.   This 1970 Datsun Fairlady 1600 is for sale in Kearney, Missouri.  Check out seller’s listing on Craigslist for full details and contact information.

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  1. Mark Tomas

    I’m selling this car for my Dad. He is the second owner. The really cool story of this car started before he bought it in the early 80s. Dad was the Sheriff of Platte County Missouri for 28 years. He saw this car parked behind a local gas station for a long time. Someone broke the windshield at some point. Being naturally inquisitive, Dad found out about a dispute between the car owner and the station owner over a battery that had been replaced…then apparently stolen after the owner of the car did not pick it up when he said he would.

    Fast forward for a time, the garage changed owners and these same two fellas run into each other at a local establishment. The topic of the Datsun came up and one guy said he knew someone who wanted to buy it…the second gentleman immediately bulled up and said he also knew someone who wanted to buy it! They were both talking about my Dad, Sheriff Tom Thomas.

    He bought it and restored it back to original. It’s a very nice little car that turns a lot of heads.

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