The Fairlady 2000 (Japanese: ダットサン フェアレディ二千) was part of a series of roadsters produced by Nissan in the 1960s. The 'Fairlady' series was the forerunner to the Z-car in the Fairlady line introduced in 1970 when the Datsun Fairlady was officially discontinued. The Fairlady 2000 was part of the 'SR311 and SRL311' series of Datsun cars produced by Nissan from early 1967 to 1970. The Datsun Fairlady 2000 was sold abroad as the 'Datsun Sports', but in Japan and Australia as the Datsun Fairlady 2000. Styled similar to British cars like the Triumph TR6 , which may have helped increase its popularity and made the car more attractive to markets outside Japan.
The launch of the 1967 Datsun Fairlady 2000s (SR311 and SRL311) saw updates to the Fairlady design from preceding models, the 1500 and 1600 roadsters. Manufactrued from March 1967 – 1970, the SR311 was equipped with a 2.0 L (1,982 cc) U20 engine and a five-speed manual transmission, which in 1967, was uncommon among production cars. The Fairlady 2000 was powered by a new SOHC (single overhead camshaft) engine producing 133 hp (99 kW). There was also an optional Competition package available, which included dual Mikuni/Solex carburetors and a special camshaft which resulted in 150 hp (110 kW).
This die-cast version has wide fenders and a hardtop roof. It features racing seats and is a right-hand drive version.
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, J38|
|118 / 365||2017||Legends of Speed||Pale Green||'Yokohama' on hood, Brown stripes & White circle on sides & top, sponsor logos on sides||Black / Plastic||Clear||Dark Brown||DD8||DVB14||Malaysia||Base code(s): J48|
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?