I’ve had a long-standing love for the original Datsun Z cars, and finding this example on Bring a Trailer makes me wish I had the spare coin to give it a good home. The original 240z cars, sold in the U.S. from 1971 to 1973, were probably the purest sports cars of the Z car line; the lineage began to evolve from sports car to luxury GT car with the introduction of the 260z in 1974.
This very clean example features coil overs with new Koni race shocks, new Eibach springs, welded camber plates, ducted cooling for the front brakes, new paint, three sets of wheels, newish Nitto tires and a motor built to SCCA ITS specs. Inside, it’s got a full roll cage with NASCAR bars in the driver’s door, driver / passenger race seats and full AutoMeter instrumentation. The wipers and lights are functional, and the car comes with most of the original interior pieces. Need a trailer to tow it home? The seller has a wooden deck car hauler up for grabs as well.
At $9,950.00, this could be the race car bargain of the year. Although the car is currently run in SCCA Solo 2 competition, it sounds like it would be eligible for the ITS class just in case you felt the need to trade paint. It would work well for track days, and it’s old enough for vintage racing and vintage tours.
Want to park this in your garage? You’ll find it here.