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Serial Number: srl311-00004
Frame Number: srl311-00004
Engine Number: U20-08138
Gearbox Number: N/A
Logbook: VARA
Condition: Concours
Price:  US $67,500  Currency_Convert
Location: Long Beach, CA, 90807
 

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ORIGINAL 1967.5 DATSUN 2000 RACE CAR NOT A CLONE - NOT A RECREATION - THE REAL THING! 1952 Porsche 356 Racer NOT SOLD $ 680,000 1962 Shelby Cobra Racer SOLD $ 1,815,000 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Racer SOLD $ 605,000 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Racer SOLD $ 489,500 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Racer NOT SOLD $ 950,000 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Racer NOT SOLD $ 900,000 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Racer SOLD $ 324,600 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Racer SOLD $ 1,650,000 1965 Shelby GT350R Racer SOLD $ 990,000 1971 Lancia Fulvia Racer SOLD $ 193,324 1952 Jaguar C-Type Racer SOLD $ 1,649,638 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Racer SOLD $ 695,500 These prices are actual auction results reported in “Sports Car Market” in their May and June issues. They represent the incredible premium collectors/racers are willing to pay for original documented race car with providence. Racing providence and documented history is everything. The collector market values these attributes above all else. With all types of race cars, original documented cars are valued at multiples of a street car, clones or recreations. Old race cars were just that…old and used up. They were wrecked, neglected and discarded. Very few cars remain. That is why the discriminating buyer/racer/collector is willing to pay what may seem like outrageous prices, to the uninformed enthusiast, to secure these pieces of automotive history. What I am offering in this auction is an opportunity to acquire a very significant racer that dates back to the early years of Japanese motorsports in America. Datsun/Nissan has been by far the most dominate Japanese team in sports car racing. In America they have claimed over 80 SCCA National Championships to date. Of those, 10 were in 1600 & 2000 roadsters starting in 1967. They have also won many professional series including back to back IMSA titles in the 1980’s. It won’t be long until the big dollar collector community embraces the old racers from Japan and specifically Japan’s finest…….. Datsun/Nissan. I have been a Datsun Roadster collector for over 25 years. I have owned SRL311-00004 since 1991. In that time I have Autocrossed it, restored it and vintage raced it. A frame off, nut and bolt restoration was completed in 2004 to better than new condition. It was then shown twice, winning Peoples Choice at a regional show and Mr. Katayama’s Personal Choice award at the 2004 National Z-Car convention. Then in 2005 I raced it in both VARA and HSR West vintage road racing events. The car is now well sorted and a new motor with only one event is in the car. For personal reasons, I have decided to stop racing and reluctantly sell the car. The car was recently repainted to repair the stone damage that it suffered from the year of racing. After which, I showed the car at the 19th annual, 2006 Solvang Roadster show were it won first place. This is probably the largest Roadster show in the country. #00004 will be displayed on September 30th 2006 at the Japanese Classic Car Show held at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. The car is in fantastic shape ready for a collection or the racetrack. Let me give you a very quick overview of its history. HISTORY 1967 Duane Feurhelm was the first owner of this very early Datsun. Duane was the owner of Auto Works, a Saab and Triumph dealership in Granada Hills, CA. With the help of Lee Wiley, Nissan’s Head of Spare Parts, he soon became a Datsun Dealer. He formed his new “Datsun Racing Team” and was the first factory backed team on the West Coast. He was also granted the West Coast contract to supply racers with Nissan approved competition parts. Duane’s team had reasonable results with a 1600 roadster, including some notable wins. The car was raced in the original red color as it was delivered. However, their early success with the 1600 was not duplicated with the 2000. Despite the factory backing, expectations were not realized. While racing #00004 at Riverside, the car popped out of 5th gear going down the straight and blew a hole through the block when it was over-revved. Nissan was anxious to win with their new 2000, so they took the car and decided to give the car to Jack Scoville. 1968 – 1970 Jack Scoville began racing in the 1950’s. His weapons of choice were MG TDs, TFs and later, Triumph Spitfires. Jack also owned both a Volvo and Triumph dealership, and in 1964 acquired a Datsun franchise. Jack’s first Datsun was #00004 that was given to him by Mr. Katayama. It had the blown motor from Duane’s Riverside mishap. Luckily Mr. K came to the rescue with a complete new Solex motor. The car’s livery was changed to Jack’s team’s colors. It was painted 1962 Triumph Primrose yellow with black diagonal stripes (prior to BRE). #00004 was raced both as a C-Production (Solex carbureted) or D-Production (SU carbureted) car at multiple venues on the West Coast. He had good success and even some victories with the car. Jack is best known for winning the 1969 National Championship in D-Production. He accomplished this in a factory lightweight car. That was the sister car to #00004 at The American Road Race of Champions held at Daytona. They decided to run #00004 in the much more competitive C-Production class. They got off to a good start, but unfortunately had to retire due to an electrical problem. 1971 Jack sold the car to Chris Herndon of Eugene, Oregon. He campaigned the car with Gerry Murch. The car was now painted white with the now classic diagonal Datsun stripes being red & blue. It was raced primarily in the Northwest. Gerry Murch took it to Road Atlanta for the 1971 National Runoffs. The car did not finish the race. It was sold to an unknown buyer in the Atlanta area. 1972-1977 -Owner and car’s history has yet to be uncovered. 1978-1990 Tim Hughes of Atlanta, Georgia purchased #00004. The car was flared both front and rear with fiberglass panels used for the front fenders and hood. The original style dash was removed and replaced with a handmade aluminum dash. Passenger seat and interior pieces were removed. The car was then painted a Corvette yellow. He raced it in SCCA’s Solo I and Solo II. Many victories and several track records were set. 1991-Present Current owner Bob Klemme purchased #00004 from Tim Hughes now living in Los Angeles. Bob had been a very successful Solo II racer in a Street Prepared 1968 Datsun 2000. He had many class victories including several year-end class championships and was 1988 Men’s Overall Champion. #00004 was further modified to be a more competitive E-Prepared Solo II car. The car was now running 10” slicks on 13” wheels. An Electromotive crankfire ignition and an electric water pump were added. A new dash, roll cage and a more supportive race seat were installed. Bob raced it for a couple of years with good success. He was class champion and was always in the hunt for Top Time of Day. He won TTOD once in Palm Springs. The car’s valve train failed at an event in 1994 and the car was parked until 2003. The car appeared in Nissan’s widely acclaimed “The Dream Garage” commercial in 1996. In 2003 it was decided to perform a complete frame off restoration for vintage racing. Bob chose the former National Champion, Jack Scoville’s 1969 livery as a guide. As you can see #00004 has quite a documented history. This is just a small amount of what I have. This car has also appeared in at least two magazine ads and has been seen on television. Not only is it a significant, authentic and documented race car, but it is the oldest 2000 confirmed to exist. Current Condition · Complete Show Quality Restoration Finished in 2004 · Frame off – Nut & Bolt · Rotisserie Paint Job · Jack Scoville’s 1969 Livery · Fully Integrated Roll Cage – Under Dash Hoop, Frame Attachment · Anti-Intrusion Bars into Doors · All Body Work Done In Metal · Two Stage Paint with Custom Striping, Roundels, Clearcoat · Vinyl Numbers and Graphics Race Prepared Engine · 205 –210 HP, Dynoed with Muffler & Air Cleaner · Only One Event on Rebuild · 12.5:1 “Venolia” Forged Piston · “Carrillo” Rods · “SPS” Rod Bolts · Oil Passages Opened · Slover Ported Head · Titanium Valves · Titanium Retainers · Converted to L20 Lash Pads · “Isky” Z196 Cam · Spray Bar · Twin 44 Solex Mikuni Carburetors · “Huffacker” Tri-Y Headers, Jet Hot Coated · “K&N” Air Cleaner · Shorty Air Horns · “Eletromotive” Crankfire Ignition · 9 Qt. Aluminum Oil Pan with Motorsport Baffling · Custom 4 Row Radiator, Looks Original · Oil Cooler · “Accusump” · “Spin Tech” Stainless Muffler & 2 ½” Stainless Exhaust Transmission & Gearing · Mid-Close Gear Box · 4.38 Rear End Ratio · Limited Slip Differential Brakes · “JFZ” Calipers · Dual “AirHeart” Master Cylinders · Brake Balance Bar Suspension · Suspension Lowered Front & Rear · Watts Linkage · Traction Bars · Adjustable Rear “Koni” Shocks · Adjustable Rear Sway Bar · Adjustable Front Sway Bar · Inverted “Fox” Gas Front Shocks · Bump Steered · All Suspension Utilizes Spherical Rod End “Panasport” Lightweight Racing Wheels, 15x7 · “Kumho” 205/50/15 Victoracer V700 Full Interior · “Cobra” Seats · “Simpson” 5 Point Belts · Complete Gauges · Original Steering Wheel · Carpets & Vinyl Miscellaneous · “Fuel Safe” Fuel Bladder Installed in Original Gas Tank · “Fire Bottle” Fire System · “Holley Fuel” Pump & Regulator · Inertia Fuel Pump Cut Off Switch · “Odyssey” Racing Batter Partial Parts List - To be included with the sale of SRL311-00004 · Racer Brown 360-R-110 Cam · Isky Z365 Cam · Stock “A” Cam · Full SU Carburetor Set Up with 3” Velocity Stacks · 2 - Race Ported Heads · 4 - 2” Velocity Stacks · 4 - 4” Velocity Stacks · Many Valve train Parts · 4 - Ross Pistons, 11:1 · 4 - Reworked Stock Rods · 4 - Stock Rods · Custom Over the Frame Headers · Crank · Jackshaft · 3 – Oil Pumps · 4 – Water Pumps · Starter · 3 – Distributors · MSD · Large Assortment of Gaskets · Mid Close Gearbox – Just Rebuilt – In Car · Standard Gearbox – Just Rebuilt · Ultra Close Gearbox – Good Condition · Extra Gearbox Parts · 5 Speed Bearing Set · Limited Slip Differential · Detroit Locker Differential · Welded Differential · Open Differential · New 4:88 Gear set · 5:13 Gear set · 3:90 Gear set · 4 – Stock Calipers · Axles / A-Arms / Hubs · Steering Box · 4 - Magnesium Wheels, 8 Spoke, Originally Raced On, 1960’s · 4 – New Kumho Victoracer V700 Tires, Heat Cycled & Shaved · Fiberglass Fenders & Hood As you can see, I am offering a complete turnkey package to start vintage racing, or you may decide to place this historic car in a collection. 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