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DATSUN 1600: BUYER'S GUIDE

Median Price: £13,654  •  Highest Price: £54,784  •  Lowest Price: £2,250  •  Sell-Through Rate: 75%

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Datsun 1600

Source: Bonhams

How much is a 1600 worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of 1600's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £13,654 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the cheapest 30 - 40% of collector cars across our database.

As Datsun's go, a 1600 is on the lower end relative to other Datsun models. In fact this model is £4,879 below the median Datsun price of £18,533.

What is the maximum to pay for a 1600?

Across the 83 1600's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £54,784. It was sold by Mecum in the US on 31 Jul 2019.

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What is the lowest to pay for a 1600?

Well, that depends on where you draw the threshold.

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £2,250. H&H Auctioneers sold the car at auction in the UK on 28 Jul 2005.

When looking at more recent sales the lowest recorded price is, as you would expect, higher. Analysing every sale since 2020 shows that the lowest price between 2020 and today is £4,777, Bring A Trailer sold this car in the US on 05 Feb 2020.

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What is the background of the make / model?

Datsun produced this model between 1965 and 1972.

Datsun is a brand of car that originated in Japan in 1931. It has been owned by Nissan since the 1930s and has been used as a marque for various models of cars, trucks, and vans. The name "Datsun" was derived from the first three letters of the last names of the three founding partners of the company, Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama and Meitaro Takeuchi.

How common is a 1600?

According to data from the DVLA, the UK licensing authority, in 2022 there were 2 licensed vehicles alive and kicking on UK roads. There were also 4 vehicles that are SORNd - in other words not currently registered for the road. Note: that data is for this model and all of its sub-models.

Building on that, we've also seen plenty of these go under the hammer at auctions around the world, 110 to be precise. It's among the 8% most common collector cars to sell at auction.

Of those 110 times the model has gone to auction 83 have sold. In other words, this model sells on 75% of times it goes to auction - that's below the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

What is the [enter model]'s like to live with?

We know from reviews of this model by our 42,000+ strong community how this car performs across multiple variables. Those variables stack up to give a TCVScore which is a relative score of how good a car is across the 5 variables in comparison to all other cars.

For the [enter model], it scores a [enter score] out of 100 - that places it in the [enter position] of all cars in our database.

How the car scores across all variables is below:

 

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Why this article was created

Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the 1600, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.

It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 110 we've seen previously.

If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.

How this article was created

This article was created by looking back at sales of 1600 since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.

The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the 1600 please visit the price guide linked below.

About The Author

Giles Gunning | The Classic Valuer

Giles Gunning

Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.

Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.

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