1972 Datsun 240Z
Chassis no. HLS30-88557
During the 1960s, Datsun realized the importance of offering affordable sports cars to compete mainly with English and Italian brands. The company produced the successful series of Fairlady roadsters and work began on a new line of GT cars that would be stylish, innovative, fast, and relatively inexpensive.
The Datsun 240Z was introduced in 1970. The 6-cylinder engine was a derivation of the Datsun 1600 'four'. With 151bhp and 146 pound-feet of torque, the Z could accelerate from 0-60 in just 8 seconds. On the track, the 240Z dominated the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) C-Production category for 10 years from 1970 through 1979, gaining a formidable reputation as a Porsche 911-beater.
This orange 240Z is a straight original example, exhibiting good panel fit and equipped with its original-spec inline 6-cylinder motor and automatic transmission. Exterior chrome and stainless trim is original and very presentable. The glass is in good condition and is reportedly original with the exception of a new windshield.
This 240Z retains period correct American Racing "slot mag" wheels, a desirable upgrade for US-market Z's. The interior is in very good condition with original door panels, a clean dash and center console. The carpets and seats are fresh and new. An aftermarket stereo system was installed. The original spare and tool kit are included.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels via its original 2.4 liter 6-cylinder engine, which delivers an exciting 151bhp. With independent suspension and rack & pinion steering, this Z delivers performance and handling that made these cars legendary. This is a great 'survivor' example of the first generation Z-car.
- This lot has been withdrawn from the sale.