Datsun 240Z, 1971
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Updated: 17-April-2024 13:01

Datsun 240Z, 1971

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Datsun 240Z, year 1971. Colour cream white (colour number 904) combined with a black leathercloth interior and black carpet. Matching numbers and colours! This gorgeous series 1 Datsun 240Z was sold new to a Mr. James in Sacramento, California, USA. The car was shipped to the Netherlands in the year 2016. In the years 2016 - 2019 the completely rust-free Californian car was stripped, restored and painted in the original colour, all the original spot-welds are still visible! An extensive photo report of the works is present. The engine and the gearbox were inspected and found in excellent condition not needing any overhaul. All the mechanicals were inspected refurbished / serviced and the carburettors were overhauled. The car looks like brand new inside and out, including the underside! This fantastic Datsun 240Z is in superb top condition (concours). The car comes with a completely documented (service) history from DAY 1! Two file folders contain all the original (instruction) manuals, warranty card, warranty pass, radio (instruction) booklet, service / restoration invoices and the restoration photo report. The USA title is still present, this Datsun 240Z can be imported / exported to any country worldwide. This magnificent Datsun 240Z features the original AM radio and wonderful 14-inch Z light alloy wheels shod with 195/70 14 tyres. This is a hard to find top example!


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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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