1971 Datsun 1600

Item #: 140394
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$18,000

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Description:

This 1971 Datsun 1600 SSS, a non-U.S. market performance version of the rally-inspired Datsun 510 featured on Jay Leno's Garage. It's a left-hand drive, numbers matching the car with 128k km/80k miles and light modifications inspired by the East Africa Safari endurance rally Datsuns of the early 1970s.

The SSS was a performance model not originally sold in the United States and come equipped with a dual-carb L16 engine along with a street cam, JDM trim and instrumentation. This particular Datsun was recently imported from Portugal. Complete with rally-inspired touches like a high stance over period wheels and tires, a skid plate and bumper steps. The car was the subject of a previous Road and Track feature and is now available in the US with a clear title.

To see Road and Track article:  click on this link:  http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/news/a29473/1971-datsun-1600-sss-safari-rally/

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Condition: Used

Warranty? No

Car Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Vin#: PL510326512

Odometer: 80000

Auto or manual transmission: Manual

Drive Type: Rear wheel drive

Exterior Color: Cocoa Brown

Interior Color: Black

Number of Cylinders: 4

Body Type: Sedan

Length of Ownership: Unknown year

Original Engine: Yes

Engine Modified: No

How many keys do you have? 1

Do you believe the odometer to be accurate? Yes

Are you the first owner? No

Do you have all manuals? No

Are there any signs of smoking or pets? No

Are there any marks on the car inside or out? Underneath, the spare tire well appears to have been patched in the past. Remaining corrosion appears largely superficial, and unibody rails look solid.

Are there any function inside or out that do not work? A period Clarion medium-wave/short-wave radio is inside but not hooked up, while the rear parcel shelf contains empty speaker cutouts.

Is wear and tear on the inside of any kind? The interior is thought to be largely original with a handful of small tears evident on vinyl seat and door surfaces. Carpeting is presentable and protected by coco mats, while the headliner fits tightly and shows two holes. An uncracked dash houses clear instruments and the stock switchgear which operates easily according to the seller. The SSS steering wheel and other controls show signs of use but all look intact.

Any aftermarket parts on the car? Black Minilite-style wheels wear knobby, near-new Fedima rally tires. Original Dunlop alloys are also included in the sale.

Is there rust present? Discernible body corrosion limited to the bottom edge of the front valance. Some weathering is visible along with corrosion on the corners of the rear bumper.

Has car ever been  repainted? A recent respray in the original Cocoa Brown was done of good quality, holding a high shine over straight panels with even gaps. A thorough pre-purchase inspection revealed solid metal throughout according to the seller.

Anything else you would like to tell buyers? Some original Portuguese registration documents are included in the sale along with the spares mentioned.