1969 Datsun 1600 roadster

Second Floor - Industry

Designed to compete in the sports car market then dominated by MG and Triumph, the steel-bodied Datsun 1600 was an evolution of the fiberglass Fairlady, which was Datsun’s first sports car on the American market. More angular than its predecessor and with better handling, its engine was increased from 1.6 to two liters in 1968 and the car remained in production until late 1969, at which time it was replaced by the now legendary 240Z.

Collection of Richard Scharf