Datsun 240Z, 1971
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Datsun 240Z, 1971

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Datsun 240Z, year 1971. Colour orange with black Wolfrace alloy wheels and a black interior with black bucket seats. This beautiful Datsun 240Z was sold new in the USA. In 2011 the car was imported from Florida to the Netherlands. The car has known only one owner ever since. After arrival in the Netherlands the car was ready to hit the road again in 2019 after having received improvements and rally preparations. The suspension was fully rebuilt, a 5-speed gearbox was fitted, a 3.9 ratio differential was fitted, the electrical system was checked and improved, the six-cylinder in-line engine was fitted with three 40 mm twin-choke carburettors and sports air-filters, BC Racing adjustable shocks and springs were fitted, a special exhaust system was made, and electronic ignition fitted. In the interior the following (rally) upgrades were added: a roll cage, bucket seats, 4-point safety harnesses, a MotoLita sports steering wheel with leather rim, a Brantz rally tripmeter, a digital rally clock and compass. After the rebuilt / preparation the car has driven about 3000 kilometres. The engine was fine-tuned on a dynamometer, the engine delivers a heathy 156 bhp at the rear wheels! This Datsun 240Z is in a very good condition and the car drives and handles beautifully! This Datsun 240Z is a very desirable car to enter historic (touring) events like the Tulip Rally and the Classic SLS!


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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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