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1966 Datsun 1600 Roadster


1966 Datsun 1600 Roadster


A true "barn find" describes the rebirth of #44. In 2006, she was discovered under a dusty blue tarp among 20 antique cars in a barn in Merced, Ca. 

In 2009  #44 began 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 remarkable race car! The restoration was completed in 2016.

#44 is ready to go.....fully sorted.....only 1 event on the the 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion event. Fast, great handling race car. Expertly maintained!!

Age and heath forces sale......All offers considered!! 


  • History: #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 is historical in all aspects!!
  • Recent Competition History: One event on the car after restoration: 2018 Rolex at Laguna Seca when the car was featured among many Datsuns/Nissans who were the events premier marque which was that years event's chosen manufacturer.
  • Class: G Prod
  • Weight: 1800 lbs
  • Engine Builder: Joe Harlan,Top Tech
  • Engine Manufacturer: Datsun
  • Engine Type: 4 cylinder
  • Displacement: 1600cc
  • Horsepower: 150 +
  • Induction: twin 1 1/2 Hitachi/SU carbs-complete rebuild
  • Heads: aluminum, ported, polished, torqued at 55 lbs
  • Block: Datsun R16
  • Main Caps: ARP
  • Crankshaft: factory cleaned, polished, balanced
  • Connecting Rods: race prepped
  • Pistons: Venolia/Deeves rings
  • Camshaft: TopTech Custom
  • Valves: Isky valve springs
  • Valve Train: clearance 0.017
  • Clutch: bulton
  • Pressure Plate: 2 litre lightened
  • Flywheel: Tilton Aluminum
  • Exhaust: new / BRE 4-1 merge collector
  • Races: Rolex 2018
  • Engine Notes: Custom velocity stacks/thermal coated headers
  • Fuel Cell
  • Manufacturer: Fuel Safe
  • Age: new
  • Capacity: 8 gallons
  • Fuel Pump: holly
  • Fuel Type: 110
  • Radiator: custom crossflow copper
  • Water Rad Location: new aeroquip lines
  • Water Pump: stock-rebuilt
  • Oil Cooler: Setrab
  • Oil Cooler Location: BRE filter adapter/accusump system
  • Ignition: Rebuilt gear reduction/Petronix ignition
  • Alternator: New Nissan 240 SX
  • Battery: 12 v new Odyssy PC 680
  • Transmission Manufacturer: completely rebuit/ shifthubs blueprinted
  • Type: 5 speed 2 litre rebuilt
  • Gears: ultra close competition
  • Shifter: short shifter from 2000 roadster
  • Notes: new Tilton aluminum flywheel
  • Rear End Manufacturer: Datsun
  • Ratio: 4:62 and 4.38
  • Case: sandblasted/powdercoated
  • Differential: limited slip/complete rebuild
  • Axles: driveshaft/factory-rebalanced,magnafluxed
  • Notes: All new rings/pistons/ bearings/seals/tubes rebuilt
  • Construction: 4 panel wink mirror
  • Color: red/white-professional repaint
  • Condition: new graphics
  • Notes: tub bead plasted.epoxy primed,new paint
  • Builder: Datsun
  • Finish: bead blasted-epoxy primed
  • Condition: perfect
  • Front Suspension: all new - 7/8 swaybar, a-arms,hubs, spindles,heim joints
  • Rear Suspension: leafsprings--all bushings replaced/bead blasted/ powdercoated
  • Shocks: new Koni competition
  • Brakes: Front-Disc, Rear-Drum, New dual 3/4 master cylinders
  • Steering: all new grade 8 bolts and newly rebuilt hypoid factory box.
  • Wheels: Panasports
  • Tires: New Hoosier st td 205 60x14
  • Interior Color/Finish: new gray
  • Material: epoxy
  • Fire System: Halon-engine, cockpit, trunk
  • Restraints: 6 point Pyrotect-new 2020
  • Gauges: Stewart Warner/Jones/ATM
  • Steering Wheel: 13.5 factory
  • Condition: excellent-rollbar powdercoated/side & front bars
  • Spare Parts: 24' enclosed trailer available at additional cost
  •  2 EZ UP canopies
  •  4 minilite wheels/shop tires
  •  beautiful pit board w/ history
  •  front spoiler/BRE air dam
  •  complete build sheets, records, photos, and logbook
  •  many spares-too many to list
  •  complete driver's gear included....race suit, clothing, helmet,necksgen included


Joined January 2009
  Mike Walters
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Price: $39,000
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