The 1966 Datsun Roadster restomode has received a stylish restoration and a new motorDecember 24, 2019
Modernization of classic cars is not so popular. Nevertheless, the result of this work is no less fascinating than super-modern concepts. Now presented the Japanese classics.
Undoubtedly, the Datsun 1600 sports roadster shown is not a restored original. This is a professional alteration with the refinement of the exterior, interior and technical filling. The truth looks like it just came off the assembly line. The car was released back in 1966. At home, this roadster was called Fairlady.
The most noticeable change in the exterior design is a tiny windshield (in the original it was twice as much), sharper corners at the rear fenders, widened wheel arches, a new exhaust system and an expanded chrome package. In addition, huge wheels with a wide shelf and chrome wheels strike the eye. The body paint also impresses with a unique green tint. The interior is made of red and black leather Relicate.
But the main alteration was the swap of the old 1.6-liter engine, a new 2.0-liter unit. Now, under the hood, an Autech SR20DE engine is installed, capable of developing up to 200 horsepower. Given the compact size and low weight, this power is more than enough.
Unfortunately, the presentation does not say how much time it took to work at this level, and how much money it cost.
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