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Shannons Club: Datsun 1600: Bathurst Supercar at a Supermarket Price

Submitted by on March 26, 2015

Datsun 1600

Image thanks to the Shannons Club

Balancing crisp, ageless styling, practicality and bulletproof reliability, Nissan’s Datsun 1600 went from the showroom floor to a Bathurst-dominating classic in record time.

Handsome looks, practicality and reliability made the Datsun 1600 a success on the road, and on the track it was even better.

The stock car was a light and nimble number that tipped the scales at a featherweight 915 kilograms. This lithe body meant the perky 1595cc four-cylinder motor under the bonnet was more than ample when it came to the speedier stuff. Front disk brakes, MacPherson strut front suspension and semi-trailing arm independent rear rounded out the handling.

The package was affordable and bulletproof, and went on to put a serious stamp on the history of The Mountain. Enjoy its story in Datsun 1600: Bathurst Supercar at Supermarket Price thanks to our friends at the Shannons Club.

Via the Shannons Club

Image thanks to the Shannons Club

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