The Fairlady 2000 (Japanese: ダットサン フェアレディ二千) was the final instalment of the 'Fairlady' roadsters manufactured by Nissan starting in the late 1950s. The Fairlady 2000 was the car that was the forerunner Z-car in the Fairlady line, sold overseas as the Datsun 240Z. The Fairlady 2000 was succeeded by the Z-series Nissan cars in 1970. The Fairlady's styling was heavily influenced by British 2-seat sports cars like the Austin-Healey and the Triumph TR6, giving the car a slight advantage in overseas markets because of it's lower price bracket.
The die-cast version has racing fenders, a hardtop roof and the front-mounted external oil cooler is a part of the base, holding the body and base together as a bracket.. It features racing seats, removed rear bumper, internal roll cage and is a right-hand drive version. As of 2017, this casting is the oldest [Datsun] car produced by Hot wheels, followed by the Datsun Bluebird 510.
The Fairlady 2000 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|022 / 365||2017||Legends of Speed||Light Yellow||'Yokohama' on hood, Brown stripes & White circle on sides & top, sponsor logos on sides||Black / Plastic||Clear||Dark Brown||Gold & Black MC5||DTW94||Malaysia||Base codes: J32, J34, J37, J38|
|118 / 365||2017||Legends of Speed||Pale Green||'Yokohama' on hood, Brown stripes & White circle on sides & top, sponsor logos on sides||Metalflake Grey / Plastic||Clear||Black||DD8||DVB14||Malaysia||Base code(s): J48, J51|
|118 / 365||2017||Legends of Speed||Pale Green||'Yokohama' on hood, Brown stripes & White circle on sides & top, sponsor logos on sides||Metalflake Grey / Plastic||Clear||Black||Chrome & Black PR5||DVB14||Malaysia||Base code(s): J50|
From the back of the 2017 card:
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
Specialty: With its 2-liter twin-carb engine, the Fairlady Roadster has a rich racing history, dominating race tracks almost 50 years ago. This dialed-up Hot Wheels version has works-style overfenders, a front-mount oil cooler and fender mounted aero mirrors. Ready to rock the track again?