A true 'barn find' describes the rebirth of #44. In 2006, she was discovered among 20 old cars in a barn in Merced, CA. #44 just completed a no- expense spared, body off, frame up restoration. Everything on this beautifully restored, historically significant race car has been replated, replaced, updated and ALL mechanicals are NEW and without comparables. The quality of workmanship is superb and justifies the historical value of this truly remarkable race car!The #44 Datsun is ready to go.....fully sorted....only 1 event on the car.... at the 2018 Rolex Monterey motorsports Reunion event...…... 24' enclosed trailer available at additional cost..... Age and health forces sale...….. All offers considered!!
#44 is considered to be one of the greatest SCCA Production Datsun 1600's ever raced. This 'factory' supported roadster was built, developed, and campaigned by Frank Honsowetz, who was the Director of Datsun-Nissan North American Racing for 27 years. #44 was also sponsored by Panasport Wheels. The car's history includes a logbook from the SCCA Cal Club region where the car won 6 regional championships. #44 also won 5 SCCA Pacific Divisional Championships. Finally,the car made 5 highly ranked and successful trips to the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. All previous owners have documented the authenticity of this race car. This Datsun Roadster is a truly superb historical race car and is investment grade quality. She is eligible for any vintage event throughout the vintage race car scene and is ready for an owner who desires a period correct, competitive Datsun roadster. The professional restoration was done by Datsun expert Joe Harlan of TopTEch Motorsports. This is NOT a tribute/recreation car.....it is historical in all aspects!!
Recent Competition History
6 So Cal SCCA regional championships , 5 Pacific Coast SCCA Divisional championships , 5 trips to SCCA runoffs with significant place finishes