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1974 Datsun (nissan) 260z (240z) 73,000 Orig Miles No Reserve on 2040-cars

Year:1974 Mileage:72800 Color: Blue /

Washington, District Of Columbia, United States

Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Body Type:Coupe
Engine:Inline 6
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: RLS30039612 Year: 1974
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 6
Model: Z-Series
Trim: 260z Coupe
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 72,800
Sub Model: 260z
Number of Doors: 2
Exterior Color: Blue
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

1974 Datsun 260z with original engine and ~73,000 original miles. Took the car on trade for a motorcycle, and don't really want/need it. I would classify this as a daily driver/project vehicle. Which runs excellently, but has a few minor issues that should be addressed. Desirable and more rare 2 seat model with smooth shifting 4 speed manual gearbox. 

Gauges and lights all work (except for clock). Recently installed (by previous owner) headers and 3in FULL exhaust system from the headers back. 2 ram pipes with itg air filter, new electric fuel pump, new cables, spark plugs.

The engine runs perfectly, with no smoking, misses, leaks, or stuttering. New plugs wires and distributor cap. Clutch grabs smoothly and without hesitation or slip. 4 speed transmission snicks through gears with no signs of weakness or synchro issues.  

Body is straight, with no dents. Rust appears to be surface only, with very little on the underbody.

Also includes box of parts. Looks like a couple of rear calipers for a rear disc brake conversion, and other odds and ends

Interior is very clean, needs drivers side door panel cleaned. 

Best sounding car I have ever driven. Will upload video of engine/exhaust this weekend.  

Known issues: Paint needs work. I would put it at 4/10. It is fine on the sides, but needs the hood/roof/trunk touched up (for daily driver use), or resprayed if you want. I have highlighted problematic areas in the pictures. Passenger window will not roll down- came off track- but will stay up. needs one rear tire (or two for the rear, <$60 each), ac does not work, no radio, but wired, needs front end alignment (pulls slightly right at high speed) and wheels/tires balanced, needs new brake pads and/or the rotors inspected. Battery discharges fairly quickly when engine is off.

Title is clean and clear, and displays the 72,800 miles as actual

Overall this is a great candidate for a daily driver, restoration, or custom project. 

Please call me if you have any questions 239-595-9838

Thanks and happy bidding!

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Datsun expands low-cost revival with new Mi-Do in Moscow [w/video]

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:01:00 EST

Those who were disappointed when Datsun changed its name to Nissan over three decades ago may have been pleased to see the marque revived last year, even as a budget brand. Nissan's counterpart to its ally Renault's Dacia budget brand, Datsun has been steadily expanding its lineup of low-cost transportation for developing markets with the debut of the Go hatchback in India, the Go+ minivan in Indonesia and the On-Do sedan in Russia. And now it has returned to Moscow to reveal its fourth model, the Mi-Do.
Based closely on the On-Do sedan (which itself is based on the Lada Granta) the Mi-Do takes on a five-door hatchback bodystyle but with no more frills. It uses the same front-drive chassis with the same wheelbase as the sedan, but its chopped tail makes it a good foot and a half shorter overall. Into that compact shape, Datsun has fitted dual airbags, ABS and... well, that's about it. It's got a 1.6-liter, eight-valve inline-four kicking out a grand total of 87 horsepower to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. Bare bones, this is.
While delivery of the first On-Do sedans commences next month (with the first example going to an IT specialist in Omsk), the Mi-Do is set to begin delivery early next year. Scope out the video and press release below from the Mi-Do's reveal at the Moscow Motor Show.

Datsun Redi-Go is reborn brand's first concept car [w/video]

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:59:00 EST

Nissan's plan for its reborn Datsun sub-brand just got a shot in the arm, as the emerging-market manufacturer has unveiled its first concept car since its resurrection back in 2012. Called the Redi-Go Concept, it looks like a high-riding version of Datsun's recently launched Go hatchback that's been fitted with a few concept car cues (not a bad thing).
The Redi-Go packs LED taillights, Datsun's "D-cut grille" and LED running lights into its Go-inspired body. Funky two-tone 15-inch wheels add a bit of cheek to the overall design, and in our minds look quite good, despite being so small. The ruggedized front and rear bumpers, as well as the sill and wheel arch surrounds add to the Redi-Go's rough-and-tumble aesthetic. We like that Datsun has kept the overall package short, giving the Redi-Go a 92.5-inch wheelbase, rather than creating a lifted version of the upcoming Go+. There are no specific mentions of the Redi-Go's mechanicals, although we'd wager that a production model might share the 1.2-liter engine and five-speed manual found in the standard Go.
While it might be easy to dismiss a concept like the Redi-Go in America, there's no denying its importance to the Indian market, which is decidedly more limited when it comes to available bodystyles. "If we were to make a car like Datsun Redi-Go Concept it would be a segment creator in India, an aspirational car that at the same time is attainable, a car that would be within reach of the first time buyer. This concept shows how serious we are about reinvigorating the market by catering for the needs of a growing class of Indians who have the chance to own a family car that will enable them to enjoy a new sense of independence," said Vincent Cobee, the global head of Datsun.

Datsun reveals new On-Do budget sedan in Russia [w/video]

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:59:00 EST

When Nissan revived the Datsun brand name, it essentially hit the "undo" button on the rebranding it undertook decades ago. But this time, the Datsun name is being used solely as a budget brand for developing markets. The reborn marque launched in India this past July with its Go hatchback, returned in September with the Go+ minivan and revealed the Redi-Go concept just last month. And now it's back again with the new On-Do sedan.
Launched in Moscow by CEO Carlos Ghosn, the On-Do was designed and engineered in Japan specifically for the Russian market - Nissan's fifth largest worldwide - where it will be built at the AvtoVaz plant in Togliatti. Decidedly budget-oriented, the Datsun On-Do is a four-door, five-seat econo-box measuring 172 inches long, 67 inches wide and 60 inches tall with an 18.7 cubic-foot trunk which Datsun describes as class-leading. Punctuating an otherwise bland shape is a large front grille and lighting front and rear that looks (and very well might be) bigger than the wheels.
Not that the Datsun On-Do needs a big contact patch to transfer power to the road: motivation is provided by a 1.6-liter engine with a grand total of - wait for it... wait a little longer - 87 horsepower. Which might strike you as a reasonable amount of muscle, considering the 400,000 rubles Datsun is getting for the On-Do (but consider that translates to about $11,300). That's a couple grand more than what Nissan gets for the Micra in that other giant northern country, or about the same amount it gets for the Versa in the US (which sells in Russia for 499k in rubles) - both of which are powered by what is in all likelihood the same 1.6-liter four but producing 109 hp. Of course Russia has different tax rates than the United States or Canada, but with such little power, the Datsun would fall into Russia's lowest tax bracket.