Datsun 240 Z rally car, 1971
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Datsun 240 Z rally car, 1971

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Datsun 240 Z rally car, year 1971. Colour red with a black rally interior. This tremendous Datsun 240 Z was restored/built/prepared by Altena Classic Service in the year 2010. The automobile was fully stripped and work started from the bare body shell! Short description of the work carried out/options fitted: a special roll cage was welded in, body-shell painted and built up with the best parts available. Fitted are special hand made Koni shock absorbers, a special 100 Litre aluminium petrol tank, custom made electrics, 231 bhp. 6 cylinder engine, limited slip differential, 5-speed close ratio gearbox, special exhaust system, electric power steering, special comfort sport seats and much more, please inquire. Altena Classic Service have put 30 years of rally experience and knowledge in this very special rally car.

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The Datsun 240Z was presented in the year 1969. In Japan the car was sold under the name Fairlady Z. The beautiful lines were drawn by Graf Albrecht Goerz who was also responsible for the magnificent design of the BMW 507. With the Datsun 240Z the factory hit bulls eye, the car became the best sold sports car in the seventies of the twentieth century. The British sports car builders like MG and Triumph did not see the 'bomb' falling... They were blown away from the important US market by the successful 240Z. The Datsun 240Z was build with a unitary bodywork structure, independent suspension all round, and powered by a smooth and powerful six cylinder in-line engine. The 240Z proved to be very robust and capable and it was successful in the rally competition In 1973 the 240Z was succeeded by the 260Z which was given a 2.6 Litre engine.

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6 cylinder in-line engine
cylinder capacity: 2393 cc.
capacity: 150 bhp. at 5600 rpm.
torque: 198 Nm at 4400 rpm.
gearbox: 5-speed, manual
brakes: disc brakes at front, drums at the rear
top-speed: 200 km/h.
acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8,3 sec.
weight: 1044 kg.

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