Datsun built its first car in 1912 but it was not until 1959 that it built its first sports car. The 1500cc S211, the Fairlady, soon gave way to the SP213. The New Fairlady, announced in 1962, was restyled and came with a larger engine. The 1600 came in 1965 and the 2000 ohc in 1967 complete with five-speed overdrive gearbox. The cars were a great success but are little known outside of the specialist circles. This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, specification and technical data, driver's impressions and buying used. Models covered include: Fairlady, SPL 310, 1600, 2000.