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. This car was the forerunner to the 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 and a hardtop roof. The front-mounted external oil cooler is a part of the plastic 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, J39|
|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|
|055 / 365||2018||HW Speed Graphics 3/10||Blue||fifteen 52 , Scattered Stripe on sides. 52 on Hood||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||Black 5SP||FJW43||Malaysia||Base code(s): K36|
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?