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

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Datsun 240Z, year 1971. Chassis number HLS30-2108X, engine number L28 01335X. Colour orange with a black bonnet combined with a black leatherette interior. This fantastic Datsun 240Z was sold new in the USA. The car was imported to the Netherlands in the year 2008. In the year 2009 the owner commissioned Altena Classic Service for the extensive restoration, overhaul and rally preparation of the 240Z. Everything was overhauled and or renewed. The car was perfected in detail for rally driving with an uprated suspension, a special wiring loom, Koni shocks and springs all round, a 5-speed gearbox, a large aluminium petrol tank, a professional roll-bar, Recaro seats, 4-point Sparco safety harnesses, additional spot- and cornering lights at the front and other special rally accessories. A photo report and invoices of the restoration and the rally preparation are present. Now, ten years after the restoration the Datsun 240Z is still in very good condition. The automobile was serviced punctually and the car drives and sounds perfectly! The driving experience is exhilarating, and it must be a sheer pleasure to participate in historic rally events with this Datsun 240Z! The car comes complete with a FIVA identity card and it can be exported to any country around the globe. This magnificent Datsun 240Z is ready for any adventure in the hands of a new owner!

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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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