Datsun 1600 Sport Sp311 Fairlady

Lot: 117

Sold for (£): 13,200
Offered for sale is a 1.6L 1966 Datsun 1600 Sport Sp311 Fairlady manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 91 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

When did you last see a Datsun SP311? This is a model that just pre-dated the MGB to market and has a lot of similar engine components made under licence. Known as Fairlady in the US, this beautifully presented example was previously part of a private collection in a dry US state hence its amazing condition. It is now UK registered / MoT'd and ready to go. The paintwork, in particular, has an outstanding glass like finish after its bare-metal restoration.

It's also worth noting that this is an early " short windscreen " model which has opening quarter lights, features lost on post-'68 models. The previous extensive restoration added a new soft top and various chassis components just to make sure it was on the button.
The Fairlady apparently is much nicer to drive than its MG competitor and we understand that this particular car drives as well as it looks with that distinct Japanese quality that we have all become familiar with in recent years. The interior is all original and has a lovely patina. The car comes with a hard top, a new tonneau and that lovely 60's boot mounted luggage rack. We understand that there are only three of these currently on UK roads. Dare to stand out and be different.

Lot Details

Registration: UCA 372D RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1966 Engine size: 1.6L
Make: Datsun Odometer reading (miles): 12300
Model: 1600 Sport Sp311 Fairlady MOT expiry: 2016-05-26
Warranted: No Chassis number: SP31104185

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 91 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Gleaming paintwork, very sound bodywork throughout.


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Very original and sought after early example with short windscreen and opening quarter lights, changed in post-1968 models.


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Vehicle History


Recent new exhaust gaskets/rubbers, new clutch slave clinder, new coolant expansion tank, replacement rear brake cylinders/hoses. Has factory hardtop, tonneau cover and new softop. There are believed to be only 3 of these models on the road in the UK.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history