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Old 4th October 2006, 11:36   #676
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thats the 65 BMC austin 1800...commonly known as "landcrab"...was marketed as the "astounding austin 1800"...production carried into the 70s...

do note one VW hubcap!
Correct - thought I would fool you.

BL took a mini and stretched it out which did not look too good. So they rebodied it. IT was intended to replace the A60 Austin Cambridge and Morris Oxford but was too expensive due to the front wheel tranverse engine so was positioned above them It had an incredibly stiff structure so was popular in Australia but not elsewhere. It was a refreshing change to the grey porridge offered by Vauxhall and Ford.

The short overhangs, lack of power steering and perception of being an oil burner (wrongly caliberated dip stick) hampered sales despite the fact that it had immense space inside. Used the B series 1798cc engine (stroked Amby engine!). The space and hydrolastic suspension made it a real sofa but it was an ergo disaster. Power steering came later which made a big difference

BL had the chance of rebodying it with a revolutionary pininfarina design which was tossed out. Citroen bought and refiend the design which was the basis of the GS and CX....need I say more

Innovation gone heywire!!!
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Old 4th October 2006, 11:47   #677
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Spotted this Car on Haji Ali signal...

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Old 4th October 2006, 11:58   #678
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Toyota MR2 Mk 3
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I have actually driven in a white 1967 model Datsun Fairlady in Shin-Yokohama. I don't know where you get your data

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Pl refer to any of the websites and various books setc you may have access to , to find if any mention is specifically made re the 1600 being made in RHD cause i seriously doubt it, my source being a book written by Quentin Willson about classic cars which clearly says so. Now if hes wrong then we have serious problems::: Can give u details if u so desire

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I studied both the 1600's and the 2000's manuals before coming up with this answer. You must know the difference between SRL311, SR311 and SP211 variants. The sheetmetal of the 1600 and 2000 were identical.
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When you say SP211 u mean the S211 with a 988cc do u?
Let me tell u in brief what i know of the fairlady:

Datsun sports cars, in certain markets, were known as Fairlady. These were a series of roadsters produced in the 1960's and a predecessor to the Z car. The series designation for the Fairlady's included S212, S213, SP310, SP311, and SRL311.


In 1959 Datsun introduced a sports car, the S211, powered by 988 cc engine capable of producing just under 40 horsepower. Production was low with only 20 examples being produced. The following year the S212 was put into production outfitted with a slightly larger engine at 1.2 liter and producing nearly 50 horsepower. The S212 was the first vehicle to be adorned with the Fairlady name.


In 1961 performance was slightly increased with the adoption of a dual-carburetor, brining horsepower up to 60. Not bad for a small car. During its production lifespan lasting only two years, 217 examples were created.


The Datsun 1500 Roadster, the SP310, was introduced to the public at the 1961 Tokyo Motor Show. It was powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 77 horsepower. In 1964 a second SU carburetor was added and the horsepower increased to 85. A final revision of the 1500 was introduced in 1965, complete with a new interior. The dash layout was redesigned and the back seat was removed.


In 1966 a 96 horsepower engine was introduced and continued in production until mid-1970. This 1.6-liter power-plant meant the name of the 1500 Roadster was changed to the 1600, SP311, to reflect the new engine displacement size.


A 135 horsepower 2 liter engine, complete with dual SU carburetors, was introduced in 1967. Vehicles outfitted with this power-plant were referred to as the 2000 roadster, or SRL311. The Datsun 2000 was built for racing with hopes of creating a sporty image for Datsun. It was raced in SCCA in the D-Production class where it had very consistent strong finishes. Paul Newman was one of the more famous of the drivers to pilot the car. Production of the 2000 roadster ceased in 1970 when Datsun introduced the famous 240-Z car.


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The car in your pic has aftermarket wheels, it has the teardrop sidemarket, a chrome spear missing, it has the Datsun 2000 chrome headlamp buckets instead of Datsun 1600 satin-finish headlamp buckets and it has the Datsun 2000 grille. Too many mods.

Of course all these could be removed from a 2000 and mounted on a 1600 to disguise it as a 2000. And if they were, the only thing to do is pop open the hood and look at the engine. It is not improbable that, that can be transplanted and modded as well.

All these point to the car being a 1969 Datsun 2000 and not a 1600!

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Agreed the car is modified but there was another pic which i had posted earlier which could be refered to .. anyhow my friend i do not under any circumstances doubt your knowledge about cars so please dont feel that is a one upmanship game. we're all here to share our knowledge about cars and the more there are of us, the merrier, you being the pick of the lot.
Keep on posting more informative posts buddy
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damn, this is great stuff...let me poke my nose in with some pointless trivia...the term "fairlady" was used as the movie "my fair lady" was all the rage at that time...this was done to appeal to the export markets...
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ID:174
Try this one, fellow Team-BHPians.
A nice silver GT.

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Thats the mid 50s AC ace...atleast that was what the soft top version was called...perhaps the hard top bore different nomenclature...a similar model formed the basis of the cobra...
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ID 175:
Try this one..
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ID 174:
The very very rare mid 50's AC Aceca: This very rare coupe version of the Ace was sold in very few nos (not more than 400 i think) It was powered by a 6-cylinder in-line Bristol engine, displacing 1971 cc 125 hp @ 5750 rpm.
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V-16, you got it right !

ID:174 is indeed a 1957 AC Aceca, two-seat aluminum hatchback sports coupe.

Approximately 357 Acecas were built from 1954 to 1963.

The Aceca’s hand-built GT body in the British tradition used timber frames for its doors and an ash wood and steel tubing construction. With a lift-up tailgate lid on the rear luggage compartment, the Aceca was more practical for comfort requiring sporting customers than the standard Ace convertible.

The Aceca coupe initially shared the same 1991 cc 2-litre straight-six engine as the earlier AC Ace convertible. It put out 90 bhp @ 4500 rpm, matching the 170 km/h in 13.5 sec performance of the Ace.

In 1956, the Aceca got the Bristol 1971 cc "D-Type" OHC, double-chain drive aluminium block 2-litre straight-six engine (originally from BMW). Breathing through 3 SU carburetors, it put out 125bhp @ 5750 rpm and could reach 200 km/h in 10.3 sec.

It was fueled by 3 inline Solex downdraft carburetors, each feeding two cylinders.

Directly opposite were 6 straight-out header pipes, allowing the flow of gas into the cylinder, combustion and exit straight-out on the opposite side, without resistance.

Unloaded, the engine had a very responsive, open throat.

A four-speed gearbox had Laycock overdrive on 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears.

The tubular frame, aluminum engine block and aluminum body panels gave exceptional light weight. Large 16" spoked wheels, and almost perfect fore/aft weight distribution allowed exceptional handling on loose, dirt tracks.

From 1957 onwards (the year I was born) the Aceca came with disc brakes.

In 1961, the Aceca got a Ford 2,553 cc engine.

Karl : You're right, the convertible Ace did form the basis of the Cobra!

Trivia:
In 1962 Carroll Shelby sought to build a competitor for Chevrolet’s Corvette in US sports car racing. He approached AC to ship him their Ace chasses. He installed a small block Ford V8 engine in the Ace chassis. The resulting product was called the AC Cobra -- a power demon.

The British authorities caught a Cobra doing 196 mph (315 km/h) during a test run. After that they clamped down a 70 mph (113 km/h) limit on British motorways.

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ID : 175 Heres an easy one for you mates!!

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ID 175

one of my favorites...late 30s Peugeot 402...trademark inbuilt headlights...the cabrio version called eclipse had an electric folding hardtop! the first ever of its kind...

this particular car appears to be coachbuilt (typically saotchik/chapron, but the dorsal fin rules that out)...heres some more fabulous ones for your viewing pleasure...albeit with regular headlamp placement...












PS V16, send me more pics of this car man!

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one of my favorites...late 30s Peugeot 402...trademark inbuilt headlights...

this particular car appears to be coachbuilt (appears typically saotchik/chapron)...heres some more fabulous ones for your viewing pleasure...albeit with regular headlamo placement...












PS V16, send me more pics of this car man!
U gto it buddy, it isd indeed the 402

These cars are easily recognised by the headlights beneath the grille
here are some more pics.


The eclipse with a retractable metal roof






There were about 100 hand convertible coach models built starting in 1936. This was the brainchild of Georges Paulin who was to design the 402 Darl'Mat series but succumbed to the war. He was in fact a dentist. He was also responsible for Walter Sleator's streamlined Bentley. Rolls Royce was so impressed that it comissioned Paul to design bodywork for the prototype of the Corniche. In fact the convertible had a world first, a retractable motorised metallic roof a la SLK way back in the early thirties. two years later they offered a fixed head.



Hope u like the pics

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ID 176: Lot of History in this car!!

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