1973 DATSUN 240Z (UK CAR / BEST AVAILABLE) – 68,000 MILES – SOLD
The Japanese didn’t take long to catch up on the car design and manufacturing business and the 240Z was its first worldwide success story appealing to everyone from Europeans to Americans.
Launched in 1969 and finishing production in 1974 it was heralded as the must-have GT of the day and for good reason when you consider that it was only a couple of hundred pounds more than its competitors such as the MG B and Gt6 which were quite outdated by the 1970s.
Having such a beautifully designed machine like the 240Z really helped the image of the Japanese brands and enthusiasts finally accepted that these cars were special.
Weighing only 1000kg and with a smooth 2.5-litre six-cylinder producing 150 bhp, the performance was really good and way ahead of its time compared to its competition even the 5-speed gearbox was impressive compared to the clunky 4 speeds with overdrive most cars were fitted with.
This stunning example was supplied in the Uk as a right-hand drive and has only had 4 owners
Coming from long term ownership since 1982 she required a thorough restoration and this has just been completed at vast cost to a very high standard Fully documented with hundreds of photos, job sheets, invoices etc
Having the original colour and engine is a priority for future investment this is an extremely rare car
There have been sensible upgrades such as 4 pot brake callipers, stainless steel sports exhaust and she even has the original stereo /steering wheel and interior trim still looking stylish after all these years.
On the road, she is great fun and so easy to drive quickly with lots of torque and a great gearbox making it a fun experience and you could cruise long distances with little effort.
This is one of the best 240Z we have seen for years and being Rhd is a very rare opportunity and strong investment opportunity especially compared to paying for an unrestored one to be completed at a huge cost.
Supplied fully inspected, serviced with 12 months warranty.