Datsun Sports was started in 1981 when Mike Young, a seasoned San Francisco master mechanic, set out to answer his true calling in life: to help others enjoy Datsun sports cars. For Mike, this calling became a very deep obsession. Today Mike's obsession grows unabated. Fortunately for Datsun roadster and Z car enthusiasts, this obsession has produced a gold mine.
Thanks for stopping by! More cars available for sale than are shown here, call Mike for more info on the latest: 415-828-8778.
Save the date: April 24th – 25th, 2020
I have an exceptional one available if you know anyone interested. Love to see this one stay on the west coast. It's a one-owner from AZ. Freakishly clean. Late '69. Many improvements... Runs very well. All new brake hydraulics, all new exhaust system, Z-therapy carbs. Seats freshly rebuilt with repro kits. Alternator rebuilt and relocated to the "proper" side. Rebuilt starter. Powder coated wheels, new Vredestein rubber. New distributor....New softop, with Zipdown window. Battery upgrade to new Honda group 51(Delco) with matching battery tray (from Honda/Acura.) Pedal area detail shot shows how rust-free this car is.
Outright or exchange available. New diodes and bearings (properly and professionally rebuilt locally). Example shown suitable for all 2000 models as well as all 1600 models from '68-70. Early model 1600 alternator also in stock. (Please send photo of your "core" for pricing if exchanged).
Esp. as fitted '68-'70 Aluminum cover is nicely polished.
Spanish Red, lightened flywheel, 240Z clutch. 5.5" custom Wheels. Original owners lived in Berkeley,CA.
Many used parts very reasonable and some FREE! Doors all years free. You pick up: here in Lake County,Northern California. Fenders ! (I have more than I realized!) All serviceable, some have slightly more than bruises. The more damaged ones will be under $100 if picked up here at shop. Some a bit more. Some fenders maybe free (esp. if other items purchased.) Please call/email for details.
Other items discounted as well. If I don't need to ship there will be many parts given away while they last. A chassis or two also available . Softop frames. Some needing work free while they last. Many Hoods/deck lids also available. Hoods starting at $50. deck lids starting at $30. Many used suspension components free. Have many used brake rotors in very usable condition (.400" or more).. Good Used Steering boxes,etc....email Mike Young or call me at 415-828-8778.
Suitable for '68-'70 Datsun 1600-2000. Various prices ...cheap esp. if picked up here in Northern CA. Many also available for the '65-'67 (low window) Models. Call Mike at 415-828-8778 for more details.
The Datsun Roadster has become a bit of an "invisible classic" in the world sports car scene. It appeared at a time when the Japanese auto industry was not well respected, and few observers took much notice...
Sample of Mike's Workmanship — more pics here.
Pics from the show are here.
Rube Goldberg lives here. Climb ladder to truckbed, climb carrier to lift. Find Mike working on his new pergola over his outdoor shop. More pics and the cantilever story here.
Mike has a little trivia as well: Richard Klimmert, from The Netherlands! is the Long distance visitor!
This year’s show brought Datsun owners from all over the country and even the Netherlands! There were 68 cars including roadsters, 510s, Zs and others from showroom-stock examples to wildly modified beasts. Here are a few show highlights from a roadster-owner’s point of view; it’s not hard to see that we love our cars and there is a dedicated following to keep them on the road!
Mike Young is known as a top Datsun restoration specialist and he won Best in Show with his fully restored and concourse-correct 1967.5 2000. This is the most coveted model of all Datsun roadsters with less than 1000 cars produced and even fewer still in existence. Mike has great attention to detail and it shows throughout the car even in the engine bay:
And some more pics from Mike:
Mike's Best of Show Datsun at Solvang 2011
One of my hobbies is 1/24 scale model car building. In the past few years I’ve focused on building scale replicas of friend’s personal cars. Rob’s 1970 240z holds a special place in my Z heart and I thought it would be a nice challenge to make a model faithful to the real car.
See more pics here.
|A Perfect 1971 Datsun 240Z|
Collector ’69 Roadster
Black ’68 Datsun Roadster 2000
1967½ Datsun Roadster 1600
Mike’s Latest Work