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Datsun : Z-Series Vintage Race Car 300 hp 3.1 l stroker track car triple carbs professionally built imsa body
Enjoy the extremely thorough information below about this vintage Datsun Z race car. Such comprehensive information/photos/video footage is provided for prospective buyers to be confident that this Z is for them. Purchase this vehicle with the utmost confidence. I have sold other vehicles via Ebay nationwide and worldwide with 100% positive feedback. I am a true Datsun fanatic that has owned and worked on my own numerous Z cars (240’s, 260’s, 280’s, ZX’s, 350Z, etc.). I currently have a 66k mile 280Z my father and I restored for my wife and an ’05 Anniversary 350Z as a daily driver. I know these classic Z cars well, and of course greatly appreciate them! Intro: For your consideration is this vintage Datsun Z (1974 260Z) race car that is ready for the track and to pass tech inspection. This car is a beast! It has a 3.1L stroker engine with 297 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque to propel 2,250 pounds (dyno sheet included and pictured below). This is a very competitive vehicle and about as quick as a lap time as it gets for the money. The engine was professionally built and dyno tuned by Sam of LNA Enterprises, a well-known Datsun racing specialist, located in North Carolina. The engine has approximately only nine events on it since having been completed in the past couple of years so it is still fresh. This Z is set up quite nicely with upgraded Wilwood brakes all around, coil overs, camber plates, Tokico Illumina adjustable struts, IMSA fiberglass body kit, and more. The car has received extensive recent maintenance and is track ready. Its Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) log book, engine build, and other receipts and documentation are included. Extensive details and specifications are outlined below. Also, please view the video footage and photos. If you are looking for an impressive classic Z, stroker engine, intense driving experience, or a track weapon to embarrass newer and more expensive vehicles, or a competitive vintage race car, this Z would be a great candidate. Video: A high definition video is provided to better show the condition of this Z and to show it driving. The walk-around video footage was taken in October of 2015 and on-track footage from 2015. To view the video please click play below or copy and paste the link. https://youtu.be/b-B1lSORmTc There are a few sections to the video:1.) On track at Autobahn Country Club Full, Joliet, IL2.) On track at Road America, Elkart Lake, WI3.) Exterior walk-around4.) Start up and idle Images: 200 high resolution images of this Datsun Z are hosted via PhotoBucket. The photos were taken in October of 2015. All of the pictures can be seen by either clicking the slide show below, clicking any of the sample images below, or copying and pasting the web address: http://s1074.photobucket.com/user/OldSkoolFool83/library/1974%20Datsun%20260Z%20Race%20Car Images include exterior condition, close ups, interior, engine bay, underbody, and etc. Please look through all of the images. To view an even higher resolution version of an image on Photo Bucket, click “Download” under “Media Options” on the right hand side of the screen. Engine: 297.20 peak horsepower at 6600 RPM 269.68 lb-ft torque at 5000 RPM Professionally built for racing by LNA Enterprises L28 F54 Block 3100cc stroker KA24e pistons 240Z 9mm rods 12.5:1 compression Re-honed cylinders, balancing, pistons cut, clearances adjusted, etc. Maxima diesel crankshaft (V07) Powerforce harmonic damper Fidanza lightweight flywheel E88 head, ported, 4 angle racing valve job Racing camshaft 256 duration/106 lobe separation Various other retainers, seals, guides, seats, etc. Nissan competition main and rod bearing shells Turbo oil pump Nissan competition head gasket High capacity oil pan with baffles Large oil cooler Oil catch canister 45mm OER carburetors with velocity stacks TWM intake manifold ported 6 into 1 ceramic coated header Custom exhaust Powder coated valvecover Linkage Solid engine mounts Braided fuel lines, pressure gauge, pressure regulator Holley fuel pump ATL 12 gallon fuel cell 4 core Champion aluminum radiator and electric fan Coolant catch can MSD 6A ignition MSD Master Blaster coil An engine like this is the holy grail of the diehard classic Z enthusiast. It is a L28 block with the strong Maxima diesel crankshaft making it a 3.1L stroker motor. As mentioned, it was professionally built by Sam at LNA Enterprises for racing purposes. The work alone to the engine, not including the cost of the block, head, carburetors, intake, header, and related components cost over $8,000. To outright buy an inline 6 cyl Z car engine of this caliber with this set up would be above $13,000. This engine is impressive and makes this Z an absolute blast to drive. The amount of torque it has throughout the RPM range is excellent. At 4,000 RPM it has 243 lb-ft with a max torque of 269 lb-ft at 5,000 RPM. At 5,000 RPM it has 255 horsepower and peaks at 6,600 RPM with 297 horsepower. This Z weighs about 2,250 lbs so that is quite a nice power to weight ratio. Most other foreign vintage race cars are not near this powerful and if so are tens of thousands of dollars more expensive. The sound this engine makes is intoxicating. The exhaust sounds aggressive and like a race car. The sound of the induction from the triple 45mm carburetors is just as intoxicating. The engine has excellent throttle response through the RPM range. It was professionally tuned at LNA on an engine dyno. The oil gets regularly changed at least every other event. With the oil cooler and larger capacity oil pan, it holds around 9 quarts. The engine does drip some oil but not enough to not drive it or not pass tech inspection. Apparently the gasket on the oilpan is a foam type gasket so switching that to a cork one would help. Also, there looks to be a slight oil leak near the timing chain cover area which could be resealed at some point. In summer of 2015, new spark plug wires were installed and the spark plugs cleaned up and re-gapped. The coolant gets changed each year and checked each race. The water temperature and oil temperatures stay where they should. The oil pressure is excellent. The oil pressure gauge recently stopped working on me so I purchased a new one that needs to yet be installed. If someone really wanted, more power is available with this engine. LNA’s header yielded another 10 horsepower when they tried it out. Also, it was stated the setup has even further room to expand as some of the port work and other part choices were “mild”. Tens of more horsepower are available if someone was so inclined. The engine build was completed in 2012. The prior owner used this Z for Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and had it at a few events, such as Road Atlanta and Sebring, since the engine had been installed. I have had this Z at a total of 5-6 track events in the Midwest like Road America, Blackhawk Farms Raceway, and Autobahn Country Club. Never have I or the previous owner ever had any engine issues. This engine is quite fresh yet and is quite the strong heart for this incredibly fun Z. Drivetrain: Datsun four speed manual transmission Centerforce Stage 2 clutch Stainless braided clutch line R200 rear end with 4.11 gearing Solid front differential mount Suspension & Brakes: Ground Control coil overs Upgraded springs (300 lb front, 275 rear) Tokico Illumina adjustable struts front and rear Ground Control front camber plates Corner balanced Suspension Techniques thicker front and rear anti-roll bars Suspension Techniques polyurethane end-links Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings throughout Wilwood Superlite four piston front calipers with 12” two piece rotors Wilwood Polymatrix A pads front Brake ducts and hoses Wilwood Dynalite two piston rear calipers with rear disc brakes Wilwood Polymatrix A pads rear Stainless braided brake lines Booster delete Wilwood separate front and rear brake master cylinders Wilwood brake bias adjuster Brake pressure/pedal feel adjuster Diamond Racing rims (16” x .5” front, 16” x 10.5” rear) Hoosier TD vintage bias ply racing slicks 24”x 8.5” front, 25.5” x 10” rear The four speed transmission and differential received fresh fluids within the past two months. The shifter has a nice tight feel, not loose and sloppy like some Z’s (due to the bushing on the shifter). The clutch is great and with absolutely no issues. The clutch is only a couple years old. The pedal feels good. The transmission performs as it should. Installed in spring of 2015 were new front and rear Tokico Illumina 5-way adjustable strut cartridges. At that same time, both the front and rear brake calipers were completely rebuilt with new seals and pistons installed. The front rotors were replaced at this time with new ones and new racing brake pads were installed at the front and rear with Wilwood Polymatrix A compound. The fluid was also changed out and ATE racing fluid was used. The brakes and new struts have two events on them. Notice there is tons of pad life left on the front and rear pads. The brakes perform extremely well on this Z. The pedal feel makes for very precise brake application. The bias and pressure can be adjusted as well. Brake as hard as you want. The brakes can take it and do so without fading. The suspension is set up very nicely. The strut and spring set up with the thicker anti-sway bars result in some very confident and well dialed in handling. The Hoosier TD tires currently on the car have no more than 1.5 hours on them and have plenty of life left for a few events. Theses racing slicks are great tires. The suspension and brake system is well sorted and maintained. The car feels very neutral. It should not need any significant attention or investment. Body, Chassis, and Misc.: Clean title Solid body Original paint color (304 Gold Metallic?) Fiberglass hood with vents IMSA fiberglass flared front fenders and headlight delete IMSA fiberglass rear fender flares IMSA fiberglass 3 piece rear spoiler Fiberglass hatch Fiberglass front spoiler Racing tow hooks Autopower roll cage Triangulated engine bay stiffening bars PRC five point racing harness Corbeau racing seat Fire suppression system Upgraded pedals, good for heel toe Sport steering wheel Custom dashboard Autometer Sport Comp tachometer with shift light Autometer Ultra Lite Pro Comp Water temp, Oil pressure, Oil temperature gauges Quick Car power switch Ignition, fuel, fan switches Passenger seat with harness This Z has a clear title which matches the VIN’s on the body. It is a 1974 260Z. At this point with the current set up, from what I understand the main benefit of an early 240Z compared to a 260Z chassis is they are about 50 lbs lighter. The prior owner had this Z since 1992 and owned it in Florida which is where I picked it up from. The body has not been in any sort of significant accident on or off track. The critical areas are rock solid on this Z. The “frame rails” that run along the bottom sides of the engine bay, behind the front wheels, and where the torsion bars mount is rock solid! The rest of the underbody is great. There were the very typical small rust spots on the fronts of the floors. Also, there is some minor rusting at the battery tray. Other than those areas, this body is extremely solid. The rockers are great. The rest of the underbody is great. This Z is quite light weighing in at about 2,250 pounds. The fiberglass panels help in aiding the lightness and getting larger tires to fit. The IMSA “widebody” kit looks great and really makes this Z look mean and purposeful. This body kit is quite expensive to purchase and to ship! The paint is the original color to the car. For a race car, the paint is in very nice condition. It is glossy and aids in the presentation of the car. There is typical wear and marks as expected but nothing excessive. This Z gets quite the compliments for its visual appeal, really stands out at the track in a good way, and is something you can sit, stare at, and admire when in the garage. The front headlight buckets were made flush with the fenders, for aerodynamic purposes, and is somewhat noticeable but not distracting from the car. The rest of the sheetmetal (doors, roof, cowl, etc.) is quite straight. This Z has of course been stripped of any unnecessary parts. Vinyl window covers snap in for if there is bad weather. A proper certified roll cage has been installed. The rear section of the driver floor was modified to allow a lower center of gravity with the driver seat being lowered. The racing seat and harness keeps you planted. A driver window “net” is present. A passenger seat and harness is currently installed so you can scare your friends or family members on a ride. Other necessary racing equipment like a fire suppression system, power switch, and more are present and functioning. Spares Included: $200 worth of Brad Penn oil (20+ quarts) New Autometer oil pressure gauge 4 x Hoosier TD vintage racing tires front, spares 4 x Hoosier TD vintage racing tires rear, spares Multiple oil pressure sending units High torque starter Brake lights Spares & Other Parts Available at an Extra Charge: AIM Solo lap timer, original box and components ($300) L28 long block with intake and fuel injection ($400) Another L28 long block with intake and fuel injection ($400) Datsun 4 speed transmission (1972-1978) ($200) Another Datsun 4 speed transmission (1972-1978) ($200) Datsun 5 speed transmission for rebuild ($100) Enclosed transportation to your door of the car and parts (???) What is it like to drive? Picking one word to describe the driving experience of this Z would be intense. It is intense, but in a good way. It is an adrenaline fueled experience. All of your senses are active. The sound is intoxicating. The control and feel is very direct and not numb. Utmost concentration is needed to be precise and smooth. Modern cars on the track feel so different and are still tons of fun but with power steering, power brakes, anti-lock brakes, and etc. they can feel less involving and easier to drive. The vintage Z requires you to make it your priority. It does exactly as your inputs tell it to and is very rewarding to drive. The handling is quite neutral and confidence inspiring. There is no dangerous oversteer or annoying understeer. The brakes are everlasting and controllable with excellent firm pedal feel. This Z often gains tons of ground in the corners and has the ability to brake much later into the corner than most of what is on the track. Heel-toe shifting is easily achieved. Consistent lap times and smooth but fast driving are also achieved. The engine has plenty of torque to pull you out of turns and plenty of horsepower to keep on pulling. The car has a great combination of light weight but also power. This is a car that communicates very clearly up to the limit and is controllable when the limit has been exceeded. I have owned a plethora of sports cars ranging from V8 RX-7, Porsche 964, 930, Lotus Turbo Esprits, Ferrari 308’s, 348, & etc. Compared to everything I have driven, this vintage Z offered the most exciting and fun ride. Only until recently will I say one car was more fun to drive and that was a Ferrari 458 Spider. Race cars in general, especially vintage ones, give such an exciting experience that stock sports cars cannot. This Z is a true driver’s car. This Z is competitive. With my little on-track experience and as an amateur driver, my second time ever at Road America Elkhart Lake I managed consistent 2:46-2:48 lap times. My instructor’s first time driving it there he was able to get 2:43 and felt multiple more seconds could be shaved off. At Autobahn Country Club Full in Joliet, IL, my first time there ever I managed consistent 2:49-2:52 lap times. My second/third times on track at Blackhawk Farms Raceway I managed consistent 1:23-1:25 lap times. I know it depends much on the driver and set up/tires but for comparison and context, when driven properly this Z will pass upgraded Cayman S, 997 911, Lotus Elise, C5 Vettes, Audi “S” models, modded BMW E46 M3’s, and plenty of other significantly more expensive, some higher horsepower, and all more technologically advance vehicles on these tracks all day. What this vintage Z can do is impressive. Most important of all though, it is an absolute blast to drive. Conclusion: This Z is a great way to get into rack day events whether it is competitive vintage racing or track days for fun. Datsun Z cars are about as economical as it gets for a track car. Parts are relatively inexpensive, plentiful, and many parts easily found on the local Craigslist. There of course is a ton of support for these cars from numerous online forums to numerous Z racing specialists scattered across the country. Historically, the Datsun Z car has been very successful racing. It is an excellent and competitive platform. This Z has a highly desired and extremely well built stroker engine. The rest of the car from suspension to brakes is well set up. As the Z sits right now, I would personally be ready to take it to the track and not have any concerns. It is good to go the way it is. I am passing this Z on to its next care taker due to having to simplify my life and find more time somehow (ex: full time career with an overload, in addition attempting to grow my own small business at the same time, multiple other street sports cars to maintain and enjoy, and the wife likes some attention too). Any questions that you have, please do not hesitate to contact me. To make things easier for you, at a competitive rate I can consider personally transporting the Z and parts to you in my enclosed trailer. This vehicle is located in Sussex, WI 53089. The nearest large airport is Mitchell International in Milwaukee, WI (MKE) which is about 40 minutes away. Calls between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm central time please. 262-391-1069 This is a serious and actual auction so please treat it as such. The car will be sold through Ebay, and only Ebay, with proper procedures and reduced risk for both buyer and seller. Putting in an offer is committing to a contract to purchase this vehicle and the following terms. I have attempted to describe this vehicle very fairly but it is the buyer’s responsibility to determine their opinion of the vehicle’s condition prior to submitting an offer. It is recommended possible buyers inspect the vehicle in person prior to putting in an offer but extensive details and pictures have been provided as I understand in person inspection is not always possible. If a professional pre-purchase inspection is wanted, it must be completed prior to committing to buying through putting in or accepting an offer. The auction winner must deposit a non-refundable $2000 down payment within 48 hours of auction close via Paypal. Remaining funds must be received no later than two weeks from auction end. Negative feedback will be given to non-paying buyers and a case via Ebay will be opened. Vehicle must be picked up from Sussex, WI no later than two weeks from auction end. $15 per day fee for extended storage. Vehicle will not leave nor title mailed until all funds have been received/verified. Wire transfer is the preferred method of payment for the remaining funds. Bank check is also accepted. Once auction is over, the vehicle will be kept in appropriate general care by the owner. Buyer is responsible for insurance once auction has ended. No warranty is expressed or implied. Vehicle is sold as is. Transportation of the vehicle is the buyer's responsibility. If special circumstances are needed for anything, including time, please contact me. Thank you for reading through this whole vehicle description and honoring the procedures that make this a great buying and selling experience!
This premium example basically one owner Datsun 240Z is available for your consideration. Enjoy the thorough information below. Such comprehensive information/photos/video footage is provided for prospective buyers to be confident that this 240Z is for them. Purchase this vehicle with the utmost confidence. I have sold other vehicles via Ebay and have 100% positive feedback. My son and I are true Datsun/Nissan enthusiasts that have owned, worked on, restored, and enjoyed numerous 240Z/260Z/280Z’s as well as 280ZX’s, 300ZX’s and so on. Note the photo of my son’s garage as he currently owns a 260Z vintage race car, 66k mile 280Z, and a 350Z. We know these cars well and of course greatly enjoy them! Intro: This is a premium 240Z example and is NON-RESTORED! This Z was with its original owner up until 2015 and has traveled only 66,000 miles! This Z was purchased new at Russ Darrow at 802 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53701. These classic Z’s are finally getting the collector status they deserve and examples as clean as this are the ones to buy. The Datsun or classic car enthusiast looking for an absolutely beautiful 240Z in ORIGINAL SPECIFICATION will find this example should meet their expectations. This Z has received one excellent quality repaint in its original factory color of what Datsun names “Yellow” (color code 112) which is more of a lime yellow. This is arguably one of the more exciting colors for the 240Z and it contrasts nicely against the original, non-restored “Z” hubcaps. This 240Z of course retains its original numbers matching 2.4L engine (#167936), original four speed manual transmission, and original R180 differential. One of the benefits of being a mid-west vehicle, the interior is in excellent condition with a NO-CRACK-DASH. The body on this Z is solid. The crucial areas (battery tray, frame rails behind the front wheels, rockers, hatch jamb, etc.) are beautifully solid. Four new tires were put on in the last couple weeks along with other significant maintenance recently being professionally performed. This Z is ready to go and be enjoyed by its next caretaker. This is a get in and drive honest vehicle. Please view the 260 photos, 7 minute video, and detailed description to see how special this 240Z is. Video: A 7 minute long high definition video is provided to better show the condition of this Datsun 240Z. The video footage was taken in October of 2015. To view the video please click play below or copy and paste the link. https://youtu.be/qRjFFd1JY34 There are a few different sections to the video: 1.) Exterior shots: Notice the quality of reflections in the finish and overall how great the Z looks. 2.) Interior shot: Notice how easily the doors are opened and closed and how great the condition of the interior is. 3.) Driving shots: Notice the Z has excellent oil pressure, the gauges work, and it shifts great. The Z drives excellently. Images: 260+ high resolution images of this 1973 Datsun 240Z are hosted via PhotoBucket. The photos were taken in October of 2015. All of the pictures can be seen by either clicking the slide show below, clicking any of the sample images below, or copying and pasting the web address: http://s1074.photobucket.com/user/OldSkoolFool83/library/1973%20Datsun%20240Z Images include exterior condition, close ups, interior, engine bay, underbody, and etc. Please look through all of the images. To view an even higher resolution version of an image on Photo Bucket, click “Download” under “Media Options” on the right hand side of the screen. Exterior: As stated, this 240Z is a premium example. The exterior cosmetics are impressive. It is in the condition as should be expected of a lower mileage well taken care of 66,000 mile 240Z. The Datsun 112 “Yellow” finish is a striking color. It fits the Z’s sporty nature well and causes the car to command attention. This color was not available on later model Z cars, only the 240Z. The 112 “Yellow” is original to this car and this Z has received one exterior repaint. The refinishing was professionally done and is a very high quality job. The exterior was stripped to bare steel prior to refinishing which was confirmed by the shop that did the work and also with putting a paint depth tool (milgauge) over the body. The exterior panels were all refinished at the same time. The color, tint, smoothness, and quality of reflections match on all of the panels. It is a base-clearcoat finish. It has been color sanded/wet sanded throughout resulting in an extremely smooth and reflective surface, absent of texture. The underside of the front valance, rear valence, and the rockers all match in smoothness and quality of finish whereas those areas tend to be areas where many refinishers cut corners and leave not as nice. The finish itself has only a couple hundred miles on it so absent are significant chips on the front end or behind the wheels and other wear from use. Please note I am not advertising this finish as being 100% Concours perfect but please do know this finish is excellent and is likely better than how these cars looked leaving the Datsun dealership. Even the Datsun/classic car enthusiast with the most detailed of eyes should find this finish to meet their expectations. It truly is nice and glossy and smooth. Note the detail of the reflection in the photo of the Z car book near the fender, note the quality of reflections in the video walk-around and also when the car is driving. The finish is of the quality and is proper for this 240Z to be considered a premium example and is proper for the price this 240Z will command. The body on this 240Z is impressive. It has not been involved in any accidents or fender benders. The doors open and close just about as easy as I have ever experienced on a Z (see the opening and closing of the doors in the video). The body is beautifully straight. You can kneel down, look down the side of the car, and it is straight and smooth. The body gaps throughout are great and where they should be. Absent are notable dings or dents (other than the front valance has a slight bend to it on the passenger side of it). This Z has been very well taken care of. The body is impressively solid. From the dealer when new it received rust proofing/undercoating (Ziebart). The battery tray area is beautifully solid! The frame rails behind the front tires are excellent. The wheel well lips are steel. The rockers are excellent! The driver side floor pan had a couple of the very typical areas that were rusting like by the body plugs that collect grit and moisture. Those areas have been cut out with patches professionally welded in, grinded smooth, epoxied over, painted, undercoated to match the texture underneath, and the topside to match received similar sound deadening material as original. The progression of these repairs is shown in the photo album. The work was performed with keeping the goal of being as least intrusive and as close to factory looking as possible. The rest of the floor and underbody is awesome and is pictured. The majority of it has the undercoating protecting it. The suspension arms and other components have their original finish that of course shows some typical aging. The frame rails in the engine bay are beautifully straight. They are absent of battery acid or brake fluid causing the paint to lift off. They are still protected by the dealer applied undercoating. The door jambs and underside of the doors are excellent. The hatch jamb is excellent. Again, this Z has a super solid body and is to be as expected for a well taken care of 66,000 mile car. The engine bay is largely untouched with its original finishes, parts, and performed when-new undercoating still intact. The paint on the underside of the hood, fender wells, firewall, and etc. is the factory applied paint. The body stamping VIN of “HLS30-156975” of course matches the VIN on the dash and passenger fender VIN plate. The Ziebart applied rustproofing did an excellent job keeping the metal un-oxidized. It is great to have it there for protection but if someone really wanted, the black undercoating can be removed by wiping it with a solvent. The rest of the engine bay looks appropriate and untampered with. It is refreshing to see all the stock clamps, twist clamps, decals, and other Datsun/Nissan parts present. A car is only original once! The rest of the exterior collectively is impressive. All of the glass, including the windshield, is the original Nissan glass and is absent of significant markings. All the emblems are present, are original, and present well. The lenses throughout are absent of cracks, fogging, or other issues and look great. The trim around the windows, doors, and throughout is great. The front and rear bumpers, top and bottom sides of them, are impressive for original condition showing only minor wear for the age and mileage. The rubber strips on them overall are great and definitely presentable. No ugly after-market mirrors installed on this Z! The stock, single, driver side mirror is in nice condition. The weather stripping and other exterior rubber is great, dark black, overall is supple, and it is not dry checking like would be found on vehicles stored outside or from down south. The hubcaps are the original “Z” hubcaps in their factory condition (not repainted or restored) and overall are very presentable. The rear tail light panel is the proper gray color and looks excellent. This 240Z looks as good as it does in the photos. It is a stunning vehicle in excellent condition. Interior: The interior is a good place to be on this 240Z. It is non-restored, well preserved, and also in impressive condition. It is smoker-free so absent are cigarette burns, tar, and the associated bad smell. Because this Z has spent its existence in Wisconsin, stored indoors, and has been well taken care of, the plastics are in great condition. The dash is absolutely beautiful. No, there is not one of those dash caps on here. What you see is the actual dash and it is 100% crack free. The dash is excellent. It does not show warping, peeling apart, or any significant marks. The steel vent panel behind the dash still looks great with its original black paint and non-oxidized. The glove box lid also is great and not badly warped like I have seen on others. The gauge faces are great and absent of significant wear. The center console also is excellent and is absent of dry checking. The shift boot is great and without rips. The factory shift knob is present and in nice condition. The steering wheel is in impressive condition. The red “wood” is beautiful and has a nice smooth feel to it. It is of course un-restored and in the factory condition. The horn pad and black painted areas of the wheel are great as well. The door panels are original and in very nice condition. There are no speaker holes cut. The “chrome” strip is present with a few nicks. The panels overall are tight and not loose. The rest of the “diamond” vinyl throughout is great and not droopy. The plastics in the rear hatch compartment overall are very nice with a few marks here and there from normal use. The headliner is original and is starting to pull away a little. It is by no means bad and not drooping significantly. The seats covers are of course original and absolutely impressive. The surfaces are absent of significant marks and absent of noticeable bolster wear. The seat cushions are still firm and are comfortable. The seat belts are the original ones and still have their plastic hanging clips unbroken! The carpet is the original factory installed loop pile style carpet and in very nice condition. The vent and heater control panels, switches, and “chrome” all look great and without cracks. The original radio is present and looks great! This 240Z’s interior is extremely presentable as it is and is in impressive condition considering these are the original factory installed materials when new in 1973! Mechanical: Finding an un-modified 240Z is not getting any easier as time goes on. This 240Z is completely un-modified and is in its original specification. The engine and transmission are original to the car and have never been removed. This 240Z is well sorted mechanically and drives like it should for a lower mileage well taken care of 240Z. Recent maintenance has been performed on this Z. Datsun enthusiasts know that these cars are incredibly reliable and well-engineered compared to other sports cars of the same era. This is a get in, drive, and enjoy vehicle that is not in need of significant maintenance. The engine is the original and unmodified 2.4L SOHC inline 6 cylinder. The block shows the proper “L24” stamping and the number of “167936” matches on the block and the VIN tag on the passenger fender in the engine bay. Those numbers are shown in the photos. The head is the proper E88 aluminum head which has never been off the car. It still retains its original camshaft. The intake is the original factory installed intake. Many people change out the carburetors but this 240Z still retains its proper “flat top” SU carbs, freshly rebuilt and floats adjusted in 2015. The engine on this 240Z is in excellent condition. It starts easily when cold. The choke works. It also starts even easier when warm. Sometimes the “flat top” SU carbs get a bad rap but these have exhibited absolutely no drivability issues and are performing excellently. The fuel tank has been restored, new fuel filters installed, many new hoses, and other fuel system maintenance performed in 2015. The engine does not puff smoke out the back upon start up or acceleration. It sets into a nice and smooth idle right away and maintains its own RPM. When driving the engine performs exactly as it should. It has proper power through the RPM range without stuttering, sputtering or backfiring. It maintains a proper temperature with no cooling issues exhibited (temp gauge shown in video). Absent are any kind of significant leaks or oil consumption. It has excellent oil pressure (shown in the video). It is so difficult to find 240Z’s that have not been messed with. This engine still has so many of the original Nissan braided hoses and in great condition. The airbox is unmodified and has its original finish. The exhaust is stock, quite quiet, and in very nice condition. The rest of the drivetrain on this Z is great. The transmission is the proper factory installed four speed. It shifts excellently without grinding at all, or any stickiness in any gear. The gear lube in it was changed in 2015. The shifter lever performs well. The clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder were replaced in 2015. The clutch is great and without issues. There are no whining or other odd noises from the driveshaft, differential, or other drivetrain parts. The car drives down the road as it should and performs well. The brakes also received some maintenance in 2015. The brake master cylinder was replaced as were the wheel cylinders. The brake system functions appropriately. The suspension overall feels good. I have driven other Z cars that have felt extremely worn out and tired. This suspension feels good and does not exhibit any signs of need for instant required maintenance. The dampening feels appropriate, is comfortable, but not Buick like floaty. The ride height looks right. The car drives over bumps and cracks without shimmying left and right. The steering feels great and direct. Brand new tires were installed on 10/2/2015 and still have their nubbies on them. The electrical system is great on this car and is absent of gremlins. A new battery was installed in 2015 (an original battery mount kit is still needing to be acquired and installed). The headlights work well. The turn signals and brake lights are functioning. The wipers work. The speedometer and odometer function appropriately. The tachometer works great. The rest of the gauges (not sure about the clock) function appropriately. Present is the original Datsun ignition key. The lock cylinders work. The windows go up and down very easily with recently cleaned and greased tracks. The hood release and hatch release work well and easily. The engine bay inspection light still works. The heater blows warm air and fan works. The 240Z is good to go the way it is. Just get in, drive, and enjoy the ride. Conclusion: The Datsun 240Z was a huge hit when it was first released for a reason. It is a beautifully styled, well-engineered, and great performing machine! In the context of the early 1970’s, not many sports cars could match what the 240Z offered, especially for its price point. The 2.4L engine is rated for 151 horsepower when for comparison a Triumph TR6 2.5 6 cylinder has 100. The suspension has coil springs and tube shocks at each end with an independent rear suspension while many of the competition of the era still had solid rear axles. While the 240Z is of course not a rocket by today’s standards it still offers a sporting driving experience, especially compared to some of its competition from the era, and is a car that communicates feedback clearly to its driver. Because these are such great vehicles there is an insanely strong community of support for them. Motorsport Auto, Black Dragon, and other suppliers have just about any new part you could need. Other suppliers out there have refurbished or excellent used parts. There are also numerous forums (ex: zcar.com, classiczcars.com) and regional clubs for support. Parts are about as inexpensive as it gets for classic vehicles. This is a premium survivor 240Z that will only be going up in value. It is so difficult to find 240Zs in as original condition and specification as this example. This 1973 240Z has traveled only 66,000 miles and has been extremely well taken care of. The cosmetics of the exterior and interior are impressive and good to go as is. The mechanical aspects on this 240Z are extremely well sorted as well with recent maintenance having been performed and this Z being ready to be driven and enjoyed as it is. These 240Zs are finally increasing in value and getting the appreciation they deserve by the collector community. This is a great time to acquire a classic Z and this one of the best non-restored examples on the market available for you. This 240Z has a clear Wisconsin title ready to be signed over for its next caretaker. I am a true classic car and Datsun enthusiast that lives by the code of “doing what’s right”. I have owned other premium exotics like Porsche 930 & 911’s, Lotus Esprits, Ferrari 308’s, and have an appreciation for detail and quality. This 240Z truly is an impressive condition vehicle. Serious buyers are welcome to contact me with questions or to arrange to see this 240Z in person. Preferred calls are between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm central time. 262-415-5211 This vehicle is located in Lannon, WI 53046. The nearest large airport is Mitchell International in Milwaukee, WI (MKE) which is about 35 minutes away. This is a serious and actual auction so please treat it as such. The car will be sold through Ebay, and only Ebay, with proper procedures and reduced risk for both buyer and seller. Putting in an offer is committing to a contract to purchase this vehicle and the following terms. We have attempted to describe this vehicle very fairly but it is the buyer’s responsibility to determine their opinion of the vehicle’s condition prior to submitting a bid. It is recommended possible buyers inspect the vehicle in person prior to putting in an offer but extensive details and pictures have been provided as we understand in person inspection is not always possible. If a professional pre-purchase inspection is wanted, it must be completed prior to committing to buying through putting in or accepting an offer. The auction winner must deposit a non-refundable $2000 down payment within 48 hours of auction close via Paypal. Remaining funds must be received no later than two weeks from auction end. Negative feedback will be given to non-paying buyers and a case via Ebay will be opened. Vehicle must be picked up from Lannon, WI no later than two weeks from auction end. $15 per day fee for extended storage. Vehicle will not leave nor title mailed until all funds have been received/verified. Wire transfer is the preferred method of payment for the remaining funds. Bank check or cashier’s check also accepted. Once auction is over, the vehicle will be kept in appropriate general care by the owner. Buyer is responsible for insurance once auction has ended. No warranty is expressed or implied. Vehicle is sold as is. Transportation of the vehicle is the buyer's responsibility. If special circumstances are needed for anything, including time, please contact me. Thank you for reading through this whole vehicle description and honoring the procedures that make this a great buying and selling experience!
Trim 2 Door Coupe
Posted Over 1 Month
I've decided to put my Rare Japanese RHD 1971 Nissan Bluebird 1800 SSS Coupe. - These are extremely hard to find and prices are on the rise overseas, here is your chance to own one of very few in the states.The Bluebird Coupe was only produced in overseas markets and never offered in the U.S. Although they share similarities to the Datsun 510's the Bluebird Coupe has a mush sleeker look with the fastback style rear. The 1800 Models are the rarest of them. The car is in outstanding condition, and is all original but the paint, wheels, suspension and steering wheel. Runs and drives great without any issues.Car Stats: 1971 Nissan Bluebird 1800 SSS CoupeAll proper paperwork, inspection and current Title in handFederally Legal in all 50 State under the 25 year law.~55,000 Kilometers ( ~40,000 Miles )Original L18 1800cc Engine with factory twin SU CarbsOriginal 4 Speed TransmissionOriginal SSS InteriorOriginal SSS Sequential Taillights and surroundOriginal 1800 Coupe Emblems, Bluebird Emblems, SSS, Trim, all complete and great conditionOriginal Stainless Steel Window Trim.New ball joints, bushings, exhaust, brake cylinders in rear, etc.Real Watanabe ?? Wheels & Lugs - Tires have about 800 miles on them. **The car will come with every part I own having to do with the car, I have several boxes of stuff, headlight, mastery cylinders, engine stuff, full gasket kit, etc.*** Buyer is solely responsible for pickup or shipping, car is being sold as is, with out any type of warranty.
Trim JDM Coupe
Datsun : Z-Series Gl two seater 1982 280 zx 5 speed with t tops ta s rust free southern car a c great driver
Take a look at t he pictures and please ask any questions prior to bidding if your not sure. This is my 7th z car and I really do hate to sell this one as its so hard to find a rust free one in such nice condition. The underside is great with no rust, muffler quiet doesn't rattle and knock on bumps. T-Tops don't leak, Rear hatch shocks new , Dash has 3 small cracks under the pad..not bad 1/16th wide All Working items include: A/C, All lights, Am-FM radio and power antenna, Heat and fan, CLOCK!, All Gauges, Power windows and locks, the only thing not..the cruise and im trying to solve that. Real pretty Zx, paint is original color and was done pre-me its got 4 or 5 blems that you can see but overall super sharp. I just hand waxed it today, put in new alternator and battery with belt. Changed the oil..its not burning or using any by the way. Truly a sweet driver with nice clean interior as well. Sun faded rear right spare cover but all in all really nice. This is a get in and drive anywhere car and I had it brought up from Texas earlier this year as my baby for the summers. Turns out that since my last one years ago my 6'6" 325 lb frame at 56 doesn't have as easy a time getting low to get in and out! Once Im in I don't wanna get out as these are so fun to cruise in with the tops off. So there you go, good luck and feel free to bid as I know what I have here and have described it properly being my 7 th Z car. $500.00 deposit non refundable at purchase, and please no bidders with less than 4 positives recently or I will cancel the bid unless you provide a phone number for me to call first. Thanks and Good Luck.
For sale is a 1981 Datsun 280zx from California with a straight 6 engine and an automatic trans. This Datsun was stored in a dry garage for the last 10 years until some kids broke in and smashed the T-tops and stole the keys. The car was driven into the garage ten years ago but DOES NOT RUN NOW and will need to be towed from Wisconsin zip 53218. The car has a clear title but NO KEYS and is sold as*is. The car is almost rust free but has dings, dents, scratches , broken glass in the T-tops, and the pass door is missing some trim. The interior is dirty with cracks in the dash, rips in the seats and carpet. The door panels are also worn and sun baked. I think the car has 151K for mileage. Please ask all questions before bidding. If you need more pictures just ask. I am not an expert on Datsun's so I am sure I missed something. Thank you for looking and only bid if you have the funds available.
Trim 2 door