Datsun Sports / Fairlady Classic Tyres
- The Datsun Sports 1200 (SPL 212/213) fitted 5.20 - 14 crossply tyres, for this size we recommend the 5.00/5.20 x 14 Excelsior. However, you can fit 145-14 as a radial alternative, for this size we recommend 145 HR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
- For 5.20 - 14, we recommend fitting Michelin 14CG Offset Valve Inner Tubes and for 145 - 14 tyres we recommend fitting Michelin 14D Offset Valve Inner Tubes.
- The Datsun Sports 1500 / SP310 fitted 5.60 - 13 crossply tyres, the only tyre in this size is the 5.60 x 13 Camac. You can, however, fit 165 - 13 tyres as their radial alternative. For this size we recommend fitting the 165 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF.
- For 5.60 - 13 and for 165 - 13 we recommend fitting Michelin 13D Offset Valve Inner Tubes.
- Both the Datsun Sports 1600 / SP311 and the Sports 2000 / SR311 fitted 5.60 - 14 tyres, there are no 5.60-14 crossply tyres currently availiable, however we do have 165 - 14 tyres for a radial alternative, the tyre we recommend fitting in this size is the 165 HR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
- For both 5.60 - 14 and 165 - 14 we recommend fitting Michelin 14D Offset Valve Inner Tubes.
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History of the Datsun Sports
The Datsun Sports (Aka the Datsun Fairlady in Japan and Australia) were a series of roadsters manufactured from 1959 - 1970. Originally these models were small-scale production, handbuilt roadsters that were made to be the Japanese competitor to the roadsters that were performing brilliantly in Europe in the 60's. The first generation models had only 237 examples produced with only 20 of those being the S211, the first model of the Datsun Sports and also the rarest model of Datsun. The SPL212 was the first Datsun car to be exported to the United States and alongside its later iteration, the SPL213 were export market only models. The second generation of Datsun Sports debuted to the public at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1961 as the SP310 model, just months before the MGB was rolled out. The second-generation switched to mass-production, ditching the prior truck-based platform, instead, moving to the Bluebird sedan platform. The SP311 was first displayed at the 1964 Tokyo Motor Show, with 14-inch wheels and a few minor trim changes. In 1967 the Datsun 2000 or SR311/SL311 was released to the public, fitting a new inline-4 2.0L engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. Production of the Datsun Sports line ceased in April 1970.