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It At a Glance;
This particular Datsun 240z has been well taken care of by the original owner. He meticulously kept record of every maintenance item he ever preformed to the car, from day one! Including, gas, oil changes, and repairs. This 240z has a rich history as well as a showroom new look with less then 49,000 original miles. It is completely original and unmolested. That means this car has stayed in showroom condition for 47 years! Meaning, it is a special part of Datsun history. When we acquired it, it had been sitting in a garage for more then 15 years! We tuned it up, drained the old gas and buffed the paint to really bring it back to life. With the 4 speed, this car is a blast to drive paired to the inline 6 cylinder engine and dual carburetor system. This gives it a very unique sporty feel no other cars have today!
On its launch, the 240Z was a spectacular car that could easily compete with the best cars from the American and European market. It was a performance car with a sexy look, at a price (only $3500) that helped the maker to sell over 30,000 units in 1971 and over 50,000 and 40,000 in 1972 and 1973, respectively. Actually, the price was that made the Japanese car to have such a big success on the foreign markets. The 240Z came in two different versions: one for the American market and one for the Japanese one. The one for the Japanese market was more design into race, while the American model had nothing of a race car in it. It was powered by a SOHC L20 Inline-6 engine with an output of 130 hp, and on the American market came with L24 Inline-6 engine with twin SU carburetors that produced 151 hp. The engine was actually 510’s 1.6-liter, OHC four with two more cylinders grafted on to make a surprisingly lusty 2.4-liter SOHC Inline-6 with dual SU-like carburetors. The 240Z also featured a four-speed manual transmission, disc brakes in the front and ho-hum drums in the rear. The exterior styling was inspired by the Ferrari GTO proportions and the Jaguar E-type nose. Nissan also added delicate bumper and framed by headlights recessed into ice scoop buckets mounted in the front fenders. It had a weight of 2320 lbs. The interior features high-back bucket seats and instrumentation deeply tunneled into the dash. The car made the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 8.2 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in 15.5 seconds at 86.5 mph. Top speed was 125 mph.
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