When we think of comfy, long-distance road cars, there are obvious choices. A Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Bentley Continental GT or Range Rover are all good options for a road trip. But what if that road trip was 37,000 miles? Maybe something more reliable but still comfortable, then, like a Honda Accord. What about a 1967 Datsun Roadster?
As insane as it sounds, Scott Fisher is doing just that, running a Datsun 1600 Roadster across North America and racking up 13,500 miles (21,726 kilometres) in his first three months on the road. His total journey will see him pile on over 37,000 miles (60,000 km) on his red convertible. The car is lightly modified, but most of the work is for the sake of reliability and comfort, with a five-speed manual box, an upgraded radiator and electronic ignition.
Fisher’s trip hasn’t been all smooth, with the normal bits of trouble. He also ran into some deer in Utah, quite literally, clipping one of the animals, which delivered quite a bit of damage to the passenger’s front fender (hence the rear three-quarter view in our lead shot). Still, the car seems to be holding up well, as shown in this latest video from Petrolicious.
Scroll down for the full video on Fisher and his Datsun.