This 1972 Datsun 240Z had been built as a Scarab by my brother-in-law in the early 1980s and was stored for over 25 years. The car was brought to SOS Customz in Oceanside, California for a cosmetic refresh and a mechanical overhaul that was completed by September 2019. The car was fitted with fender flares, a front apron, and a ducktail spoiler when it was refinished in a sweet red, and the interior now features custom red and black leather upholstery. A 5.7-liter LS1 V8 was installed along with a six-speed manual transmission and an R200 rear end with a viscous limited-slip differential. Additional features include an aluminum radiator, Flowmaster mufflers, disc brakes, CXRacing coil-overs, an aftermarket steering wheel and gauges, an Alpine 7″ touchscreen, and a Kicker subwoofer. This modified S30 is now offered with recent service records and receipts and a clean Ohio title in the seller’s name.
The exterior has been refinished in a PPG candy red by SOS Customz of Oceanside, California with the weatherstripping and other seals also replaced at that time, and the car now features a front apron, headlamp covers, LED headlights, fender flares, a louvered rear window, and a three-piece ducktail spoiler. The paintwork and exterior trim are shown in detail in the photo gallery below, and a tour of the car can be viewed in video.
Gray eight-spoke wheels have polished outer lips and wear Toyo Proxes R888R tires. Braking is handled via four-wheel discs with slotted rotors and a Wilwood master cylinder. The suspension has been modified with CXRacing camber plates and coilovers as well as adjustable control arms and sway bars.
The cabin features high-back bucket seats that were reupholstered at SOS Customz in black leather with red piping and pattern-stitched red inserts that extend to the door panels. Additional features include red shoulder belts, black carpeting, a 7″ Alpine touchscreen, and a Kicker amplifier and subwoofer in the cargo area. A pistol-grip Hurst shifter has been installed for the six-speed gearbox.
An NRG steering wheel sits ahead of aftermarket gauges, and the digital odometer shows approximately 60 miles. The seller states that the odometer was reset following the installation of the drivetrain and the cosmetic refurbishment.
A 5.7-liter GM LS1 V8 has been installed and makes use of a K&N air filter, CXRacing exhaust headers, and Flowmaster mufflers. The engine has been tuned with an HPTuners module, and additional features include an Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator and fuel pump, a Champion aluminum radiator with dual electric fans, and an Optima red-top battery.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission that has been fitted with a hydraulic clutch system. An R200 viscous limited-slip differential was sourced from a 300ZX, which also contributed its axles. Additional photos of the underside presented show that the floorboards have been replaced.