Datsun 240Z, 1970
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Updated: 24-May-2024 14:54

Datsun 240Z, 1970

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Datsun 240 Z, year 1970. Colour orange with a beige / black cloth / leatherette interior. This gorgeous Datsun 240 Z is a very early specimen; production number 2058. The car was sold new to Arizona in the USA, the original Arizona ‘title’ is still present. From 1970 until 1996 the car has known only two US / Arizona owners! In 1996 the Datsun was exported to the Netherlands where the car was cherished by one and the same owner up to the present day (23 years). This magnificent Datsun 240 Z is in an excellent and super original condition! The car was never fully restored. The engine was overhauled in the past, the car was given a perfect new paintjob and the cloth of the seats and the door panels was renewed professionally. The original colour code decal is still present (colour code 918) as are all the original ‘spot’ welds. After arrival in the Netherlands the Datsun 240 Z was fitted with European style rear lamps with orange direction indicator lenses. The car comes with a fully documented history, also the invoice of the engine overhaul is present. The 240 Z is fitted with 14-inch Wolfrace alloy wheels and in the boot, you will find the original toolset and crick in like new condition! This is a magnificent, very early Datsun 240 Z in excellent and super original condition. Everything is up to date; the new owner can start enjoying this beauty right away!


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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.

Technical data

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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