1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736
Lot 81
1972 Datsun 240 Z
Registration no. GYY 696L Chassis no. HS30013736
£ 25,000 - 30,000
US$ 33,000 - 39,000

Lot Details
1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736 1972 Datsun 240 Z  Chassis no. HS30013736
1972 Datsun 240 Z
Registration no. GYY 696L
Chassis no. HS30013736

* Landmark Japanese sports car
* Delivered new to Australia
* Right-hand drive
* Present ownership since 2007
* Well maintained

Footnotes

  • Formed in 1933, the Nissan Motor Company marketed most of its exported products as Datsuns until the latter name was dropped in 1983. There had been Datsun sports cars before the legendary 240Z, most notably the Fairlady series of the 1960s, but with the Big Z's arrival in 1969 the Japanese firm established itself as a major force to be reckoned with in the sports/GT market. Boasting a 2.4-litre, overhead-camshaft, six-cylinder engine, five-speed manual (or three-speed automatic) transmission, independent suspension all round, and a high trim level as standard, the keenly priced 240Z proved an outstanding success in the all-important North American market, taking sales from MG, Triumph, and Jaguar. Styled by Count Albrecht Goertz, stylist of the BMW 503 and 507, the 240Z looked every inch a European product. It was also tough and reliable, as two outright wins in the Safari Rally in 1971 and 1973 demonstrated.

    This right-hand drive, five-speed 240Z was delivered new to Australia and first owned there by a Mr Sheldon, passing in 1991 to his son. The latter sold the car in 2001 to the immediately preceding owner, who brought the car to the UK with him in 2005. The current vendor purchased the Datsun at Bonhams' sale at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu in September 2007 (Lot 745).

    Finished in white with black interior, 'GYY 696L' is reported as original and un-restored apart from a re-spray carried out in 2006 and the fitting of five Performance alloy wheels. Four new tyres were fitted in 2012, and the car also benefits from a reconditioned starter motor, new battery, and various works of mechanical refurbishment including all-new brakes.

    Recently serviced by a marque specialist, this exceptionally solid example of a much sought-after Japanese classic is running and driving beautifully. The car is offered with the old Australian registration document, a quantity of expired MoTs, sundry invoices, a V5C Registration Certificate, and MoT to July 2018.
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