It is nearly impossible to find a first-gen 1971 Datsun 240Z for an
affordable price, so this one is already attractive. And then when
you see that all the great original spirit of the drivetrain and
design have been kept, but now with a few modern upgrades to makes
this classic a standout in any crowd.
The 240Z did come in silver, but you know it never had the deep tones you see on this one. That's because this Z car has had a full professional respray that gives it terrific metallic tones that really pop in the sunshine. But as much as this is a custom look, it does not betray the original spirit that made this a legend. You can see it on everything from Jaguar E-Type silhouette right down to the factory-style Mag wheel upgrade with Z center caps. But what Datsun/Nissan fans really know to look for is the trim. The vents below the rear window and emblems on the c-pillar are unique to these very early Z-cars. Having these rare detail correct will already gets you respect and distinction from the Z community.
The original Z-car was made for two, and this one sports inviting buckets inside a nicely preserved interior. And we love how the metallic blue just seems like that perfect 1970s performance color. In true Japanese fashion, they took what was already great about contemporary sports cars and enhanced it with user-friendly design and exceptional reliability. As a result, the cockpit talks directly to the driver with no interference from quirky ergonomics or heavy control actions. Instead, the speedo and tach are set into twin round pods with a trio of auxiliary dials set up high on the dash. Plus, the factory thin three-spoke steering wheel is a nice tribute to the best that Europe had to offer. This one also has some nice upgrades with everything from a leather dash cover to a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo. And since this is the ideal car for rolling down the windows and enjoying a long drive, there's modern R134a air conditioning to make sure you can do this all summer long.
Under the hood it's as nicely preserved and maintained as the rest of this coupe. Datsun's 2.4-liter inline six-cylinder has always looked great with its long block filling the long engine bay. This powerplant has been serviced properly, including a newer aluminum radiator. All of this is to help ensure that this motor reliably upholds the 240Zs reputation for delivering rev-happy performance. This is the car that helped make Datsun a household name by delivering the excitement of a European on the road with easy everyday livability. That's why you get a car with a lively fully independent suspension, a three-speed automatic transmission, and front disc brakes.
Complete with the original warranty card, original SU carbs, owner's manual, build receipts, and maintenance records, this is an ultra-desirable first-gen Z with all the right paperwork. So when it's also this affordable, you know it won't wait for long. Call today!!!
The Pick of the Day is an impressive example of a 1970s icon that is destined to rise in value
The Nissan Z has been a staple Japanese sports car for decades. It’s been something of an icon in the U.S., too, despite disappearing from the market for half a decade. Let’s walk back in time…
Japanese collector cars are kind of a new thing, with some of them making it into the higher echelons at auctions and private sales, and being included in museum collections.
An undervalued darling of the recent run-up in collector car values, the Datsun 240Z has become one of the few mass-produced Japanese cars to gain any notice.
The Datsun 240Z changed everything in the world of affordable sports cars. It offered serious performance, tremendous build quality and striking styling.
Eighteen of the greatest Japanese sports cars will be on display at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia as part of a special exhibit, the Best of Japan.
“The difference between the Datsun 240Z and your everyday three-and-a-half thousand dollar sports car is that about twice as much thinking went into the Datsun…
Datsun scored a major breakthrough in the American perception of Japanese cars with the launch for 1970 of its 240Z.
Pick of the Day was delivered new to Colombia but moved to Miami and was recently restored