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Rides from the Readers: 1966 Datsun 1600 roadster | Hagerty Media

Hagerty readers and Hagerty Drivers Club members share their cherished collector and enthusiast vehicles with us via our contact email, We're showcasing some of our favorite stories among these submissions. To have your car featured, send complete photography and your story of ownership to the above email address.

Beautiful. The short-window years are the best-proportioned ones, IMO.
Advanced Driver

My soul burns every time I see one of these. Will I own a Datsun roadster? Probably not. Would I love to? Absolutely.
New Driver

'64 and '65 US market roadsters had a 3 main bearing 1500 push rod engine and a 4 speed with a non-syncro 1st. They had a sideways jump seat behind the buckets through sometime mid '65, and the front fender wheel opening was smaller, allowing the side molding to carry all the way forward.

Who knows these obscure facts about an obscure car? Probably only a guy who owned one, in my case a late '65 purchased in 1977 as a kid. Fun cars!