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1967 - ENTER THE 2000    


  

The 1967 event saw the recently launched SR311 2000 in it's element.  A Nissan 'Works' team of Mikuni-Solex aspirated Fairladies in dark red were entered in the GT-II Class, alongside a field of independently backed 2000s, 1600s and Lotus Elans.  2000s took up the 4 front row places on the grid with the Works Fairladies Nos. 47, 48 & 49 in pole, 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

THE 1967 WORKS CARS
(click on picture for larger image)

The race proper was dominated by the 3 works cars.  Only the 53 car, another Fairlady 2000, split them during the whole race and that was for less than half of the first lap - from then on, all three Works Fairladies shared the lead in a close fought contest for the remainder of the 20 lap race. The eventual winner, No. 49, took the lead in the 17th lap and held on in an exciting photo-finish with No. 47.  No. 48 came third, just two tenths of a second behind the lead cars.

The race marked the start of total domination by the Fairlady in the same event over the coming years. The Fairlady 2000 took the top 5 slots in each of the 1968, 1969 and 1970 meetings - a truly remarkable performance.


FAIRLADY MODEL  KIT - 1967 GP

FUJIMI Model 12110

Excellent Box Art

Note that kit is incorrect high windscreen model


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AUTO SPORT 6/67

SCRAMBLE CAR 3/86


1963 GP

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