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For Sale: 1971 Datsun 240Z in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

Crevier Classic Cars is pleased to offer this beautiful 1971 Datsun 240z. 

Prior to 1969, the impression most Americans had of Japanese cars mirrored those currently held of Chinese-made toys — mainly cheap junk. In the fall of 1969, the Datsun 240Z changed those opinions instantly and forever. Beautiful (albeit not terribly original) styling combined with a smooth 2.4 liter overhead-cam straight six and independent rear suspension made the Z go and handle as well as it looked. 0-60 in 7.8 seconds and a 125 mph top speed was better than a Porsche 911T and Jaguar E-Type of the day for around half the price. Needless to say, the Z clobbered competition from the likes of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Opel, Triumph and MG.

Datsun’s U.S. manager Yutaka Katayama also made sure that 6-foot-tall Americans could fit in the car as well as 5-foot 4-inch Japanese. Emissions regulations resulted in a slow degradation of performance and drivability after 1972, but this was addressed in 1975 with the introduction of the fuel-injected 280Z. Parts are readily available for classic Z cars, but it’s best to look for one in drier parts of the U.S. as rust has claimed a large number of 240Zs.

6-cyl. 2393cc/151hp 2x1bbl

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1218975
  • Price:$39,900 (OBO)
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Datsun
  • Model:240Z
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:79558
  • Stock Number:200664C
  • VIN:HS3001628
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Aftermarket Wheels:Yes
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Custom Stereo:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive