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    Had a z club drive to a museum featuring datsun cars for the winter.

    Here are a few pics, I'll link them since they are so big.

    1st roadster ( some people need to use more sunscreen ;-) )

    writeup on 1st roadster Try glancing at the name of the city and say it without thinking.

    1st roadster 2+2

    2+1

    2+1 writeup

    some of the cars that made the trip

    2000

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    I don't know how true that claim is about the 213 being the first roadster. My friend has a 60 SPL 212. He brings it to most of the So Cal Datsun/Nissan and import shows. It's left hand drive, it''s definately drivable and older than the one you linked. You can see Jim McAdory's 510 in the background and I believe that's our own Victor Laury sitting behind Edgar's car.
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    Yeah, I've seen a 212 as well.
    Cool pictures. I have a 1968 2000 currently undergoing restoration and it is nice to see these pics.

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    One of my favorite cars that I ever owned was my 1970 1600 (w/2 litre crank, rods, pistons, etc.)
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    They are sweet little cars.
    Check out my project: http://www.mydatsunroadster.com

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    awesome project AWC... looks like she'll be another beautiful datsun classic

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    One of the best things I like about this site is that if you make a mistake or post something erroneous, somebody will jump down your throat, slam you to the mat, and make you feel like an idiot. With that in mind, I would like to post some pictures of the the 1935 Datsun Road Star, and the 1952 Datsun DC3; both sport roadsters. There is also the SP211 from 1959. Typically, cars from that vintage had seating for four. There was no such thing as 2+2 lingo in those days. In any case, the SP213 was not the first Datsun roadster.
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    It is great to see these cars out where people can come to see them.

    BUT, The statements on the plaques are not correct...

    Here is a link to one of several registries.

    http://groups.msn.com/BADROC/_homepa...pgmarket=en-us

    There are a number of the early cars running around. see the promotional photo from last years Solvang show. Next to my 2000 (#33) third row back is a very early roadster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sblake01
    I believe that's our own Victor Laury sitting behind Edgar's car.
    No, That's Edgar's Father-in-law.

    Quote Originally Posted by AWC
    They are sweet little cars. Check out my project: http://www.mydatsunroadster.com
    I was going to invite you to the Roadster Forum www.311s.org , but after seeing your photos, I realized that you're already there. As "Conner" right?

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    All I did was take the pics. Check out the colorado wyoming roadster owners site. I don't know who wrote up the plaques. I'm sure you could probably ask them and correct them like it seems you are itching to do. ;-)

    I will have to admit, I took liberties with the 2+2 , 2+1 designations.

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    Yeah you know Darrel everyone seems to find the problems listed on these posts, and you know I got sucked into that as well...Sorry... Great photos thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron carter
    Yeah you know Darrel everyone seems to find the problems listed on these posts, and you know I got sucked into that as well...Sorry... Great photos thanks for sharing.

    R
    Don't worry, I don't take it personally. ;-)

    It was a nice drive and perfect weather. There are a couple guys in the club that actually take their roadsters to the track with the z club and other track days.
    things will only bother you if you let them.

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    73 240z--lsd, cv axles
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    Victor--you found me!
    Yeah, the "C" stands for Conner and the "A" is for Andy. I actually joined this forum first because I was going to get a 240 before I decided on the roadster. I still cruise this site all the time because there are countless excellent general and Datsun-related restoration tips here. I also plan to get that 240 at some point, after the roadster is done. Maybe I'll do a 510 first...(mydatsun510.com???)

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