If you’re parting with a major organ, it’d better be an ultra rare machine or something that’s been immaculately restored to exacting standards. Today’s kidney bait is the latter. The 1967½ Datsun 2000 Sports is a the most desirable of the Fairlady Roadsters as it sprang from the brief span in which the older, low-windshield design had a momentary overlap with the introduction of the larger, 2.0-liter U20 motor. Add to that a full frame-off restoration and loads of hard-to-find original parts, and you have a SRL311 that fails to meet reserve despite bids approaching $37,000.
The sharp stance is a result of period-correct competition Nissan suspension bits and American Racing Libres dipped in black. Several parts were unique to the 1967½ roadsters, including headreasts, gauges, carbs, and open element air cleaner, all of which this droptop Datsun has. The rest has been restored with the proper goods, like Toshiba headlights and the original Toshiba radio. And on top of it all, 655 off-white over a red interior has got to be one of the most beautiful color combos ever conceived for a Japanese roadster. The reserve wasn’t met, so perhaps if you have a kidney to spare, you still have a shot.