1970 Datsun 2000 Roadster SRL311 Matched Number Barn Find TONS of Potential

Price: US $3,999.99 Item location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Convertible
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 48,700
  • VIN: SRL31114275
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: U20
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 5 Speed
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Datsun Other


You are bidding on a1970 Datsun 2000 Roadster. This is a numbers matching east coast barn find that I purchased 2 years ago with full intentions to completely restore it. I now have too many projects and this one is a major project but definitely worth saving in my opinion. I have owned 2 other roadsters and as anyone will know you never find one with a perfect dash. The interior of this car is truly a time capsule and was well preserved. When I received it the top was still on and the interior was musty but preserved.

The Good

The interior of the car is in excellent condition and all original untouched. The seats are original the vinyl is still soft and pliable needs to be cleaned but there are not any rips or tears to the original interior. The dash is perfect no cracks all of the gauges and knobs still have a like new look all of the lettering is crisp and clear. The glove box front is perfect.

The floor pans are in excellent condition only minor surface corrosion no rot. all of the components for the convertible top are intact and actually in very good condition. The front bow where the convertible top attaches is in perfect condition.

We removed the valve cover and inside it looks excellent. The tension on the timing chain is tight very clean. We removed the fuel line from the gas tank to see if it would crank and it does turn over.

The information I have on this car was it was pulled from a barn in Pennsylvania where it had sat since the mid 70's. I have a title from Pennsylvania in 1973. The seller informed us it was original mileage but other than a story and the condition of the interior and how clean it was under the valve cover I have no way to document actual mileage.

The Bad

RUST! This does have a bunch of rust however from what I can see it is mainly on the exterior panels and some underneath but the frame seems solid. Almost every single body panels needs some sort of body work to it. the rear funders are rotted through above the tires. We removed the passenger fender to get some pictures and show the condition of the frame.

When we tried to remove the spark plugs one of them broke off in the the block meaning the corrosion was so strong it wouldn't break loose and it snapped in half. This is how it has sat for the last year while I have been working on other projects and trying to decide which direction to take with this car. There is a ton of corrosion from the humidity and sitting inside so every bolt that we have taken off has been a chore.

Gas has sat in the gas tank for a very long time and it will need to be drained. cleaned or replaced. I am sure almost every bushing and suspension piece will need to be replaced.

In summary this is not a project for the faint of heart or inexperienced (like me) however it can be a very unique car if properly restored.

Thank you for looking and considering my old project.


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