We have a cool 1971 Datsun 240Z for sale. Purchased new at Jack's Datsun Sales in Salem Oregon on October 26th, 1971 and kept by its original lady owner for the next 18 years. This special NUMBERS-MATCHING Z even includes its original purchase receipt, books, manuals, keys, and warranty card. Currently showing just over 98k miles.
This 240Z has had much work done over the last few years by several experts including "The Z Doctor" Doc Kanorowski. The car starts runs quietly and smoothly with finely tuned original SU carburetors, excellent compression (150+ across the board), nice headers and a larger exhaust giving it plenty of power and no hesitation. The 4-speed manual transmission has a newer clutch and shifts nicely up and down throughout the gears. The braking is quick and the suspension is tight with new struts installed. While undocumented, prior owner states that engine was rebuilt. This seems realistic, especially given the excellent compression.
The car was repainted in gray less than a 1,000 miles ago in 2017 and has a brilliant shine to it. It has a new windshield and new rubber seals. The trim, chrome, lenses, and emblems are original. The typical battery tray area has been properly repaired. the car has beautiful solid floors, inner rockers, and no rust.
The interior is comfortable with new, proper seat covers, carpeting, and door panels. All of the switches and gauges are in working order though the clock and power antenna are not. A new dash cover is included along with many additional spare parts to go along with the car.
This is a cool 240z with a shortlist of owners that's been nicely gone through and comes with some great, rarely available original documentation. Call Donn with questions at 707-332-8331. Financing and shipping options are available.
Nissan Z: 50 Years of Exhilarating Performance was written by Pete Evanow, a professor in advertising and public relations at California State University, Fullerton, and a 30-year veteran of the auto industry, including several years at Nissan Motorsports and the Z-Store. “The Datsun 240Z revolutionized the sports car industry and trounced established assumptions about Japanese automakers,” […]
The Pick of the Day looks to be in solid condition at a fair price
If you had any doubt about the desirability of Japanese Domestic Market vehicles in the current collector car marketplace, those doubts should evaporate when you learn that a 1970 Nissan Fairlady (aka Datsun 240Z) sold for a record $803,857 (88.55 million yen) on January 12 at the BH Auction in Tokyo. The Z432R was one […]
The Pick of the Day is an impressive example of a 1970s icon that is destined to rise in value
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