1972 Datsun Z-Series 240z

Datsun Z-Series 240z (1972)
for sale

Price: US $12,000.00


1972 Datsun 240z Numbers Matching L24 Inline-six Engine 3 Owners from new - 68, 935 Miles Shown Very Original interior in excellent preserved condition-uncracked dashboard! Rare Air Conditioning equipped Datsun S30 Comes with Panasport wheels(Pictured) as well as Rare original Datsun 14 steel wheels. The 240z was Datsun's first foray into the mainstream sportscar market. Datsun had produced sports cars in the past, but they now wanted to compete with the Europeans, especially in the booming American market. The 240z was the start to one of the most successful lines of sports cars of all time, the Z car. Released in 1970 it's name stood for it's displacement, 2.4 liters. This small sports car produced 151 horsepower out of its inline six. the series 1 240z ended in mid-1971, with the series II cars receiving slight cosmetic changes. Throughout the 240z's history it has been used for many purposes, ranging from road racing to rally, even winning the East African Rally in 1973. The 240z helped put Japan on the map for sports cars, proving that they were able to make more than small economy cars.
Presented here is an excellently preserved example of a early Series 240z. This car has been well maintained it's entire life, and it definitely shows. The car was repainted very well recently in its original color and looks great. All the accompanying trim is original and still in very nice condition. This car luckily has no rust anywhere to be found. The car is rolling on some period correct Panasport aluminum wheels, an option added at the dealer from when it was new. Also included are the factory steel wheels with the very rare hubcaps.
The inline six cylinder engine starts right up very easily every time. The twin carburetors operate beautifully and are currently jetted and adjusted for around sea level, but their excellent design allows them to operate quite well all the way up at 5000 feet where the car is currently located. The 4 speed manual and clutch both feel and operate very smoothly and do not make any odd noises. The suspension is supple and still rides very nicely, and the brakes work very well. The BF Goodrich tires equipped on the car provide excellent grip for acceleration, cornering, and braking. This is an excellent S30 for some spirited motoring.
The interior on this car is in excellent condition, the original vinyl dashboard is like new, showing no signs of fading or cracking whatsoever. It is obvious this car has been stored indoors it's whole life. The seats are in excellent condition, they have no tears but the drivers seat does show some foam degradation. Even the wood grain steering wheel is still in great condition, showing no signs of wear or abuse, all signs of an original, low mileage car. This car should be a bit of a testament to the build quality Datsun was shooting for when they built this car originally, they really wanted to show that they were a legitimate competitor.
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update: 2020-02-20


Condition:Seller Notes:
Year: 1972VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): HLS30- 100077
Mileage: 69000Engine: I6
Number of Cylinders: 6Model: Z-Series
Transmission: ManualInterior Color: Black
Fuel Type: GasolineFor Sale By: Dealer
Exterior Color: OrangeMake: Datsun
Trim: 240zDrive Type: RWD
Vehicle Title: CleanBody Type: Coupe

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