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1968 Datsun 2000 Roadster For Sale

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by Alvin G @ 11:56 am on April 30, 2013

With the Solvang Datsun Roadster Show just last weekend we know plenty of folks are now motivated to finish restoring their cars or interested in buying a roadster to enjoy this summer! Francis A is selling his 1968 Datsun 2000, you can find more details HERE

Solvang Datsun Roadster Show Pictures!

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by Alvin G @ 4:38 pm on April 28, 2013

On April 27 we attended the 26th Annual Solvang Datsun Roadster Show. We started our journey from San Jose Friday morning, and both roadsters performed flawlessly while making it down on one tank of gas.

We arrived just in time for the meet & greet at Mendenhall’s Museum of gas station pumps. This venue is quite amazing:

Our family camped nearby with several Datsun enthusiasts. Nothing like waking up to the roarty exhaust note of roadster in the morning!

The car show was held on Saturday and over 85 Datsuns were on display in beautiful downtown Solvang. The show itself is open to the public so tourists, shoppers, adventurers etc. can all enjoy the warm weather and good times:

On to the cars! Here are some highlights from the day…the ZCG 2000 cleaned up very well sitting next to a handful of fellow 1967.5 2L roadsters. Some of these cars are considered the “cream of the crop” with full restorations or OEM levels of detail; thanks to Stan for our new, OEM Nissan windsheild!


Speaking of attention to detail…fully restored gauges artfully assembled by Jon Frampton could be seen on multiple cars. These are truly little jewels and he was kind of enough to donate a full set for the silent auction. 67.5 2000 gauges on left, and 67.5 1600 on right:

Stunning new paint jobs abound at this year’s show. Marshal S’ GM V6-powered ’70 roadster sported a color-shifting blue/black metallic paint scheme that left me speechless. He shot it himself(Left). Garth from B.C. chose a very tasty BMW 2002 green paint color(middle) for his ’69 SRL, and Shannon D. had his roadster done in BMW Estoril Blue (right):

Solvang showcases everything from highly modified  to pristine stock examples of roadsters. Ted H. fullfilled his dream of owning a restored, 3-seater roadster. He drove his recently acquired Sora Blue ’64 1500 all the way from Washington, winning best in class! In my opinion this model has the most charm of the ’63-70 bodystyles, gotta love that jumpseat:

Mike B’s 1967.5 SPL and a similar red interior’d SPL were great examples of stock roadsters. Mike’s is a clean, show-quality driver that he constantly drives and improves; the other is a virtually showroom-brand new roadster!

Roadster owners gathered around as Keith W. worked his magic and tuned carbs on several cars:

Several engine swaps caught my eye this year. Marshal S’ GM 3.4L V6 drivetrain has custom headers and Megasquirt EFI. The WORK Equip wheels suit the paint swimmingly and the interior has nice touches like CF trim  on the door panels. Look for dyno numbers soon as we tune his roadster!

Shannon D’s S13 SR20-swapped roadster was the most technology-packed Datsun I’ve seen. It sported an ISIS control system  and Vintage A/C….yes the compressor actually fits! Stewart Warner gauges with subtle A/C vents in-dash are sharp choices:

Here are  two examples of “sleepers”. Garm B’s ’69 SPL has a secret: underhood lies a highly modified U20 motor from 2000 model roadster. I really liked his engine bay, it’s got some very tasty components including a one-off header and Rebello-prepped head. Outside: Hayashi wheels, numbers, and “patina” paint hint at the hot-rod within.

On the otherside of the spectrum is Mike A’s ’68 SPL with an S14 SR20DE engine swap and fresh red paint. Looking at this roadster gives you absolutely no idea what’s underhood. It’s even got an RX-7 limited slip/disc braked rear axle and Z32 front calipers!

Big thanks to the SOCAL roadster owners club for hosting the 26th Annual show, we had a blast!
Lots of pictures in the gallery after the jump!

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REMINDER: ZCG Closed 4/26

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 10:24 pm on April 25, 2013

Z Car Garage will be closed tomorrow, 4/26 as we are going to the Solvang Datsun Roadster Show

We will return to normal Business Hours on April 29th!

Upcoming Events!

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by Alvin G @ 5:37 pm on April 24, 2013

We will be at the Solvang Datsun Roadster Show show this weekend and here are even more fun events to look forward to this summer. Mark those calendars!


Saturday, May 11th, Bay Area Z Association will be hosting it’s 4th Annual Meet and Drive.
The meet will take place at 11am at In-N-Out, 5611 Santa Teresa Blvd.
This is our most looked forward to event, where several of us travel from across the state to return and see familiar faces.
This year, we expect attendance to be around 80 Z cars, with the majority being Z32. All years are welcome to attend, so come grab lunch and enjoy a short spirited drive!

Video from last year’s event can be seen here:

More information on the event can be found HERE


The Marin Sonoma Concours D’ Elegance will be held Sunday, May 19. This is a fun event and important for Japanese classic car fans: in addition to celebrating Corvette and Lamborghini 50th Anniversaries there will be a Japanese Manufacture category! Don’t forget the Historic races on Saturday!


ZONC has a bunch of events scheduled for May and July, go to their website for more information HERE.

On July 13 the Annual Brisbane Marina Car Show is back! This is a great venue check out pictures from last year’s show HERE

Help: Stolen 300zx Twin Turbo

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by Alvin G @ 1:30 pm on April 22, 2013

Roger E is a Z Car Garage customer and his 1992 Nissan 300zx Twin Turbo was stolen from his driveway in South San Jose yesterday. We need your help locating his Z. It is silver with Enkei wheels, Stoptech brakes and a license plate that reads “CUPCRSH”

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