'69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Moderators: notoptoy, garth, S Allen

User avatar
Gregs672000
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 6598
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:47 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by Gregs672000 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:22 am

spl310 wrote:I like those wheels!
Ya, I don't mind them too much either. From the sides in the rear I am less fond, but at an angle they appear to have a nice rim lip.
Greg Burrows
'67 2000 #588
Tacoma, WA

User avatar
Zedyone_Kenobi
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 197
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:27 am
Location: League City, Texas

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by Zedyone_Kenobi » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:45 pm

I am not original.. I would put panasports or VTO Lemans on it.

What size tires and wheels are common on the Datsun roadsters.
Image
1971 240Z (94% done)
1968 2000 Roadster

Dave Can
Roadster Nut
Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:33 am
Location: Wheatley, Ontario

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by Dave Can » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:33 pm

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detai ... 913-164604" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This is the ad from when the car went up for auction in Dallas in Sept '13 (as Kenobi {I wonder if he means old Ben} pointed out earlier)
'68 1600 (very slowly coming back to life)
'69 2000 ("She's dead, Jim!" no engine, trans, floor, interior, top, etc. ... , but she does have the Datsun emblem on the hood so that's something)

User avatar
ACote
Monthly Subscriber-Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 780
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:01 pm
Location: Winnweiler, Germany
Model: 2000
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by ACote » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:36 pm

Zedyone_Kenobi wrote:I am not original.. I would put panasports or VTO Lemans on it.

What size tires and wheels are common on the Datsun roadsters.
Check out the wheel and tire section lots of good info. Wheel 15x7 are the most common and +10 through +18 works with a tire as big as 195/60/15 Results vary on wheel, tire and car. most common tire size is 195/50/15.
I'm with the under 10k area for the car. I like seeing what these cars sell for.

User avatar
Datsun.David
Site Supporter
Posts: 1205
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:18 am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by Datsun.David » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:48 pm

This is next week... Not this week... I should have remembered that, since I sent the mecum link to James... I have been watching all day today for an update. Sheesh. Anti-climactic.
65 WPL410 - Robin's Egg Blue - 56k miles
67.5 SRL311 #00050 - Silver - SU
68 Roadster Race Car - coming back to life
74 260Z - Silver - Webers
1988 Nissan Be-1 - Pumpkin Yellow
1991 Nissan Figaro - Lapis Grey

Steve49841
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 104
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:35 pm
Location: Gwinn, Michigan

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by Steve49841 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:30 am

If you watch the Mecum auction they have a feature called "the bid goes on". If this Roadster doesn't sell when it goes across the block the final bid price is posted on the windshield and parked with the other unsold cars. At that point bidders have the opportunity to negotiate a deal at what they call a bid desk until the end of the auction on Sunday. I'm not sure if they post the results of cars that sell after the fact.

User avatar
Datsun.David
Site Supporter
Posts: 1205
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:18 am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by Datsun.David » Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:20 am

If you sign up on the Mecum website you can get all the historical results for all their auctions...
65 WPL410 - Robin's Egg Blue - 56k miles
67.5 SRL311 #00050 - Silver - SU
68 Roadster Race Car - coming back to life
74 260Z - Silver - Webers
1988 Nissan Be-1 - Pumpkin Yellow
1991 Nissan Figaro - Lapis Grey

User avatar
mraitch
Monthly Subscriber-Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 3370
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: Lake Balboa (SFV) - CA
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by mraitch » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:20 pm

Do '69 roadsters have the DATSUN logo on the fenders??
Peter Harrison
1970 1600 (Stroker) - TOAD SAN (Eliza)
1970 1600 (Stock) - As Yet Unnamed
Lake Balboa (SFV) , California

User avatar
nismou20
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 1230
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:16 pm
Location: Pasadena, Ca

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by nismou20 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:09 pm

Affirmative right above the stainless trim

User avatar
mraitch
Monthly Subscriber-Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 3370
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: Lake Balboa (SFV) - CA
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by mraitch » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:32 pm

except in this case
Peter Harrison
1970 1600 (Stroker) - TOAD SAN (Eliza)
1970 1600 (Stock) - As Yet Unnamed
Lake Balboa (SFV) , California

jamesw
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 2660
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:06 am
Location: Houston TX

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by jamesw » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:33 pm

I have some extras if he buys it. And I'm in Houston :-)

This one will be just in time for Nismo Fiesta :-)

James
SRL311-00275
SRL311-00048
SPL310-2022
'96 Porsche 993 C4
'98 Landcruiser

User avatar
Zedyone_Kenobi
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 197
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:27 am
Location: League City, Texas

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by Zedyone_Kenobi » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:04 pm

Well I am definitely going... IF I can get it for less than 10k, it is coming home with me. it is a pity not being able to start it and drive it though.
Image
1971 240Z (94% done)
1968 2000 Roadster

seabiscuit
Site Supporter
Posts: 100
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:15 am
Location: SF Bay Area, N California

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by seabiscuit » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:16 pm

Sold for a flat 10k. Too bad it sold right before Velocity got on the air at 1pm EST. Saw it go across on the webcast. Right at your price point Zedyone, did you get it?

User avatar
Zedyone_Kenobi
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 197
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:27 am
Location: League City, Texas

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by Zedyone_Kenobi » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:48 pm

Nope, I decided I could not buy a car that I could not drive first. Just something about it. I found another one in Tenessee I am looking at. Asking price, is you guessed it 10k. I figure I can get it a bit cheaper, but not much. Still 10k +800 is still 10800 bucks. The car looks nice enough, but have to wonder how good it was in person.

Water under the bridge. My sights are set on this one.

http://classiccars.com/listings/view/51 ... ssee-38117" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Image
1971 240Z (94% done)
1968 2000 Roadster

User avatar
notoptoy
Vendor-Site Supporter
Posts: 8914
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:55 pm
Location: Winston-Salem, NC and Ocala, FL

Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by notoptoy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:50 pm

That looks very, very good!
"When all else fails, force prevails!" Ummm, we're gonna need a bigger hammer here.

67.5 SPL311 H20 w/5 speed
65 Impala Convertible
2017 C43 AMG