Production Numbers

The number of Roadsters built has been quite a matter of debate over the years. Accepted Nissan sales figures seem to contradict production numbers leading to a lot of speculation on just how many Roadsters left the factory. The information below presents production number by model year. A list of sources has been included as well.

Datsun Sports 1500 - SPL310

Model YearProduction StartProduction End
1963-1964August 1963
SPL310-00001*
July 1964
SPL310-03816
1965July 1964
SPL310-10001
January 1965
SPL310-11124


Datsun Sports 1600 - SPL311

Model YearProduction StartProduction End
1965-1967January 1965
SPL311-00001
January 1967
SPL311-11000
1967½February 1967
SPL311-11001
September 1967
SPL311-17000
1968October 1967
SPL311-17001
September 1968
SPL311-24000
1969October 1968
SPL311-24001
June 1969
SPL311-27000
1970July 1969
SPL311-27001
April 1970
SPL311-31350**


Datsun Sports 2000 - SRL311

Model YearProduction StartProduction End
1967½March 1967
SRL311-00001
September 1967
SRL311-01000
1968October 1967
SRL311-01001
September 1968
SRL311-06999
1969October 1968
SRL311-07000
June 1969
12999
1970July 1969
SRL311-13000
April 1970
SRL311-14450**

*1963-1964 SPL310 chasis numbers are not sequential. Chasis numbers 00001-00086 came off the assembly line at the end of 1964 model year production.

**Estimated based on highest chasis numbers found.



References

Beer, Frank. "Some Productive Observations." Datsun Roadster Review. Summer 1993.
Frank Beer of the now defunct Fairlady Registry supplies his interpretation of Roadster production data.

Catalog Insert. Rallye Enterprises, Ltd., Kapowsin, WA.
Dann Bramhall of Rallye Enterprises has the largest collection of Datsun Roadster VIN's on file which is an invaluable resource in determining production number sequences. His latest theories on Datsun Roadster production can be found on his website.

Fairlady Volume II. Neko Publishing Co., Ltd., Japan: 1995.
Fairlady Volume II includes quite detailed production numbers based on calendar year which unfortutely makes it difficult to correspond to model year.

Mullen, Ross. "Productive Observations - yet again" Datsun Roadster Review. Summer 1993.
Ross calls on a vaiety of sources to shed some light on production number data.

SP311 and SR311 Parts Catalog. Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.: March 1980.
Chasis numbers by model year along with photographs for 1600 and 2000 are found in the Introduction section of the Parts Catalog.






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