1968 Datsun Roadster U20 Solex 44PHH-2 Convertible Red RWD Manual

Make: Datsun
Model: Roadster U20 Solex 44PHH-2
Type: Convertible
Trim: 1600/2000 Conversion
Year: 1968
Mileage: 94852
VIN: SPL31120807
Color: Red
Engine: U20
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clean

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Private seller

Description of 1968 Datsun Roadster U20 Solex 44PHH-2 1600/2000 Conversion

Vehicle Details

1968 Datsun Sports 2000 Solex Roadster Conversion

Same owner since 1975

SPL31120807 frame/body/differential (VIN and chassis tag)

SRL31112627 dash/U20 Solex engine/5-speed transmission/drive shaft/mount

(all VIN tags included)

'Extra Red" Dupont Imron urethane aircraft paint (1980)

94,852 miles (Correct as of May 2022)

U20 with twin 'Old Style' Type Q Solex 44PHH-2, B-Cam (from SRL31112627 in 1980)

Datsun Competition clutch, 4-into-1 tube headers (1978)

New Girling Clutch and Slave cylinders and flex line (2019)

1-3/4" Exhaust to SuperTrapp stainless, disc-tunable muffler (2019)

Cam chain tensioners replaced (1983, top shimmed 2010)

Valve springs replaced (1985)

TSI geared starter (2008)

Solex 44PHH-2 'Old Style' Type Q Carburetors, Short Stacks, 4x CBs filters

Carter 3PSI rotary inline electric fuel pump (2017)

Electric fuel pump inertial cut-off on high-G impact (2017)

Gary Boone electronic distributor with Solex advance plate (2012)

MSD Blaster coil (2012)

Magnecor 10mm spark and distributor wires (2019)

14" SPAL electric puller fan (2012) replacing belt-driven 7-blade fan

Adjustable electronic fan thermostat - set at 180 On/160 Off (2012)

Manual electrical fan cut-out switch (2012)

Stewart Warner mechanical backup water temperature gauge (2012)

New resistive thermo-sender (2020)

New resistive fuel quantity sensor (1996)

Drive train and dash (correct mileage) from SRL31112627, swapped in 1980

FS5C71A 5-Speed transmission

5-Speed drive shaft and transmission mount

3.90 differential (original to SPL31120807)

Short shifter with NASA Huntsville custom machined aluminum gear selector knob

Datsun Comp aluminum shift bushings (Delrin and OEM rubber bushings included)

23mm Datsun Competition front sway/anti-roll Bar (2019)

Super Comp front springs ~1-3/4" lower front ride height (2019)

Replaced front A-arms (2019) and ball joints (2015)

KYB GR-2 shocks F/R (2019)

Re-toed to accommodate lowered front stance (2019)

Alfin rear brake drums

13/16" rear wheel cylinders (2018)

Rebuilt Brake Dual Master Cylinder (1983)

Porterfield R-4S carbon/kevlar brake F/pads R/shoes (2019, 2014)

Stainless steel braided Teflon brake flex hoses F/R (2019)

Brakes bled/freshened in 2019

Dual Master Cylinder brace included, not installed (no firewall cracking, not needed)

BRE front 'Spook' with custom aluminum under-tray (2005)

7" LED headlamps (2018)

White front marker/turn lens covers, Amber LED front marker/turn lamps (2018)

Red LED market/turn/stop lamps (2018)

White LED reverse lamp installed (does not work, despite new trans switch)

Red LED third/CHMSL brake light (rear trim hoop mount; included, not installed)

White LED console lamp (2018)

Dash indicator lamps are all original incandescent and operate as designed

Odyssey PC680 dry battery in aluminum lay-down frame (2015)

Battery cut-out switch (mechanical, 1996)

Battery condition LED 'tell-tale' with conditioner connector (2015)

Original Mitsubishi alternator relocated to passenger-side (2018)

Solid state alternator voltage regulator (2018)

Solid state adjustable instrument/gauge voltage regulator (2019)

Formuling France 14" steering wheel, Datsun logo horn button (horn works)

Autopower roll bar (1980)

Simpson 3" cam lock belts/harnesses -- 6-point Driver, 4-point Passenger (2012)

H3R Halon fire extinguisher (2018)

Shelby 7x14" 8-spoke cast aluminum alloy wheels (1980)

Bridgestone Potenza RE71 tires 195/55x14 F, 205/60x14 R

BFGoodrich G78-14 space saver spare on steel wheel

Light, "B" Safety Brake, Fan switches all work

Choke and (hand) Throttle work

Vents work

Oil Pressure, Tachometer, Speedometer, Temperature gauges work

Fuel gauge work, but reads low

Electrical clock, cabin fan, wipers work

Console light works

Washer reservoir/motor and bracket included (works, not installed)

Original Toshiba radio/antenna installed (status UNK -- no speaker Installed)

Heater box removed; while levers and cables remain, intact

1979 vintage soft top with rear bar and three latches

(fits over roll bar; rear window panel needs refinishing)

Original no-headrest tonneau cover with rear bar

(can be altered to fit around seat headrests and roll bar)

Significant amount of historical documentation included

Owners Manual

Factory Service Manuals, Brochures

Bob Sharp Preparation Manual

1970s/80s Vendor Catalogs

Some service records

Car was a daily driver 1968-1985

2-liter drive train except differential plus dash board transferred in 1980

Imron aircraft urethane repaint 1980

Valve springs replaced in 1985, stored 1985-1996

Solexes rebuilt and braking system freshened 1996

Small patches of spidering in the paint at top, left of trunk and rear haunch

Small patch of remediated rust above fuel tank near trunk access panel

Currently titled, registered and inspected in NY

Occasional driver on NY Historic plates since 1996 ('installation laps' to prove upgrades)

Redline Engine, Transmission and Gear Oils used exclusively

** Also listed locally and elsewhere, and will be withdrawn if sold **