1968 Datsun 2000 Roadster: Low-Buck Racer


While there’s rarely such a thing as a cheap race car, this ’68 Datsun Roadster here on eBay may be the exception to the rule. Said to be a California car through and through, the structure looks sound and has been reinforced with a professional roll cage and lots of cool period go-fast bits, from competition-grade Nissan parts to Koni shocks. There’s some troublesome primer at the rear, which could indicate hammered-out race day damage or corrosion issues stemming from a hasty bondo job. If you can get into it for under $5,000, I’m not sure I’d be too worried about it, but much more than that and it may make sense to find a more turnkey candidate. Personally, it’s hard not to be swayed by the period racing graphics and vintage American Racing mags. Do any of our autocrossers or Chump Car experts think it’s worth a bid?


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  1. jim s

    seller also has 240z on ebay. between the listing and 125 photos at the listed website seller has put a lot of work into the sale. i think this would make a nice autocross car. if you want to go roadracing then a PI with someone who can tell what will or will not pass tech is needed. it does have a lot of great parts. not sure how well a magnet will stick to the left side of car. nice find

  2. daniel bokamper

    I have been trying to find my 68 Datsun Yellow 2000 race car that I was forced to sell in 1978 to a Chuck Hancock of Chicago, Ill. This car looks very similar. However, I built the roll cage a little different. Anyway to contact the new owner?

  3. Linda Hancock

    Daniel, have you ever lived in Arkansas?

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