1966 Datsun 1600
1966 Datsun 1600
Winning Bid: $11,050 (USD) by:
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.