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.
*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.
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.