Datsun Sports




Datsun Sports

Year of production 1959 - 1970

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datsun_Sports

Category: Datsun 1931-1986

The Datsun Sports (called Datsun Fairlady in the home market), was a series of roadsters produced by Nissan in the 1960s. The series was a predecessor to the Z-car in the Fairlady line, and offered an inexpensive alternative to the European MG, Triumph, Fiat and Alfa Romeo sports cars. The line began with the 1959 "S211" and continued through 1970 with the "SP311" and "SR311" line.

The Fairlady saw competitors follow its introduction, with examples called the Honda S500, the Toyota Sports 800, and the Daihatsu Compagno. In Japan, it represented one of three core products offered by Nissan at Japanese Nissan Dealerships called Nissan Shop, alongside the Datsun Truck and the Datsun 1000. The Datsun SRL 2000 was the 2 seat roadster than made the name. Paul Newman started his racing in one. It consistently won its class. The MSRP was less than an MGB but had a potent 1982cc overhead cam engine with dual SU type side draft carbs and a 5 speed transmission. SCCA kept moving it from class to class. When in D production, it consistently won everything. When moved to C production it had to race against the much more expensive Porsche 911. Totally stock it would run about 126 mph, but in racing trim it was more like 150 mph. Some private individuals messed around with the stock timing, intake settings and could leave rubber shifting into 5th gear at 140 mph. In 1991, Nissan introduced a limited number two-door convertible styled in a retro appearance to the Datsun Sports called the Nissan Figaro.

Produced sub-models Models

S211
1959 - 1960
SPL212
1960 - 1961
SPL213
1961 - 1962
SP310 / SPL310
1963 - 1965
SP311 / SPL311
1965 - 1970
SR311 / SRL311
1967 - 1970

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Datsun Sports SR311 / SRL311
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Datsun Sports SP311 / SPL311
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Sports SP311 / SPL311 1966 - 1967 ownermanual 1966 67datsunsportssml.pdf English 3.17 MB 50

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Sports SP311 / SPL311 1968 datsun spl311 srl311 1968 wiring.pdf English 350 KB 1

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1950 1960 1970
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Datsun Sports S211
SPL212
SPL213
SP310 / SPL310
SP311 / SPL311
SR311 / SRL311
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1950 1960 1970