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1966 Datsun 1600

Winning Bid:
$11,050

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1966 Datsun 1600

Winning Bid: $11,050 (USD) by: hirojiskywalker

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Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

SPL311-06831

Location:

Monterey, California

Odometer:

14,283 (Mi)

Lot Number:

4544917

Engine:

1.6L I4

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Vehicle Story

This 1966 Datsun 1600 roadster is a California-black-plate, mechanically-sorted example complete with extensive service records, a replacement convertible top, and reupholstered interior. It is powered by a 1.6-liter inline-4 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and has participated in the Solvang Datsun Roadster Classic on numerous occasions. The car has been with the seller for six years and is finished in white over red vinyl. This 1600 is now offered with a clear California title in the seller’s name. 

The body is finished in a white respray with a replacement black cloth convertible top.  Exterior features include chrome bumpers and trim and factory fog lamps.  Some body filler is present at the rear of the car, as are stress cracks in each door at the wing windows and a small crack in the windshield. 

185/75 whitewall tires are mounted on factory 14” wheels with chrome hubcaps. 

The interior is trimmed in reupholstered red vinyl with matching door panels and carpet, a black and gray dash, and an aluminum center console. All components are reported to function as designed aside from the hand brake, which is reported to be weak. A full-size spare tire with a cover is housed in the trunk.

Instrumentation is framed by a 3-spoke steering wheel and consists of a 120-mph speedometer, 7k tachometer, and gauges for coolant temperature, oil pressure, fuel level, and voltage. An analog clock is present above the toggle switches for the fog lamps and windshield wipers, and the 5-digit mechanical odometer is not working. True mileage is unknown. 

The 1.6-liter inline-4 has been well maintained per the seller, and work performed under previous ownership included a rebuild of the carburetors and replacement of the brakes, master, clutch, and slave cylinders, and the fuel pump. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transmission with a floor-mounted shift lever.

Suspension work was performed under prior ownership.

The sale includes a removable hardtop and tonneau cover.

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Comments & Questions

April 09, 2021
08:21 AM
Seller

3 hours to go, folks! Please let me know if you have any last minute questions. Thanks for watching and good luck.

April 07, 2021
08:31 PM
Seller

@BillyG – Thanks looks pretty rough, yet probably a great driver! ...

Thanks. To be clear, I was definitely highlighting the ugliest areas of the car with those photos, which may give the impression that it's overall a little rougher than it really is. Sure, it's a bit scruffy around the edges, but you are correct; it is a great driver!

April 07, 2021
01:20 PM
Bidder

@boardhoarder – Thanks for your question. I've added a few photos here. ...

Thanks looks pretty rough, yet probably a great driver!

April 05, 2021
09:46 AM
Seller

@Burbach174 – A shot of the hardtop would be great and just a picture of the differential from the gas tank would be fine. And looking up from under the front bumper. ...

I’ve added some photos of the differential and front air dam area here. The diff is the stock unit. Also, photos of the hardtop finally uploaded. Thanks for your patience. Let me know if there are any other photos you’d like to see.

April 05, 2021
09:24 AM

Bob Bondurant started his school with the Datsun 1600 and 2000s. This is a beautiful and well kept 1600!

April 05, 2021
07:54 AM

@boardhoarder – Thanks for your questions. I'm uploading photos of the Dynaplastics hardtop shortly. Will check on the differential and front airdam area at some point over the weekend. ...

A shot of the hardtop would be great and just a picture of the differential from the gas tank would be fine. And looking up from under the front bumper.

April 03, 2021
09:08 AM

I had one of these back in the early 70's. I think the lower windscreen is more visually attractive than the later Fairladys. These cars are tough as nails if maintenance is kept up.

April 02, 2021
06:59 PM
Seller

I've included some detail shots of the underside of the car here.

April 02, 2021
06:45 PM
Seller

@BillyG – Could you post close-up pictures of the body filler area and the stress cracks that you mentioned in your description of the vehicle. ...

Thanks for your question. I've added a few photos here.

April 02, 2021
06:44 PM
Seller

@Burbach174 – The area under the front bumper where the front airdam is usually mounted looks like some bondo work and or rust emerging under the paint. Do you have any photos of that area fron up under the bumper? And any issues with that area? Is it the stock differential? And which hard top comes with it? ...

Thanks for your questions. I'm uploading photos of the Dynaplastics hardtop shortly. Will check on the differential and front airdam area at some point over the weekend.

April 02, 2021
06:37 PM
Seller

I've attached some photos of the include hardtop here, made by Dynaplastics.

April 02, 2021
05:37 PM

The area under the front bumper where the front airdam is usually mounted looks like some bondo work and or rust emerging under the paint. Do you have any photos of that area fron up under the bumper? And any issues with that area? Is it the stock differential? And which hard top comes with it?

April 02, 2021
01:36 PM
Bidder

Could you post close-up pictures of the body filler area and the stress cracks that you mentioned in your description of the vehicle.

April 02, 2021
08:19 AM
Seller

Welcome to our Datsun 1600 roadster auction! I will be posting photos of the underside the car and the included hardtop in the next couple of days. In the meantime, I am available to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for looking and good luck!

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