1973 Datsun 240z, Excellent Driver, Jdm Style on 2040-cars
Menifee, California, United States
Drive Type: Rear Wheel
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Red
This 240z is in really nice condition. It was repainted with a good driver quality pearl white that really looks great under the sun. The body is extremely straight without any dents or noticeable scratches, however; there are a few minor niks here and there, but nothing of major concern. There are only two small dings on the entire body and they are very, very faint. There is one area where the paint has bubbled right underneath the gas cap as shown in the photos, it is very small. While the outside was repainted, the door jambs, engine compartment and the rear hatch were untouched. The door jambs do have some paint that chipped off and they show some surface rust which has been treated with POR 15. This is a fairly easy fix. The frame and the floors are solid. I do have the front and rear bumpers along with the original grille that will come with the car. I just prefer the Z aesthetically without the bumpers. The grille is in very good condition as is the rear bumper, however; the front bumper is pitted and could use a little restoration. The front and rear window seals have seen better days and are looking a little tatty and should be replaced eventually. The interior is in real nice shape. The seats are original and have zero tears and look great. The dash has one small crack just above the three pod gauge cluster and all the gauges are in good operating order except for the clock. The carpets are in good condition with really the only wear showing right behind the pedals. The rear hatch panels do have some cracking, but it's not terrible and is something that I would replace eventually. The headliner is excellent. All lights, turn signals and wipers are in working order as well and comes with an after market radio. The car mechanically is in excellent condition. The numbers matching engine starts right up and runs very strong. It accelerates effortlessly without any hesitation. It has had all smog equipment removed and has been upgraded with weber carbs, headers and exhaust. This Z sounds awesome. The car has been lowered about an inch and handles tight. The front tires have lots of tread remaining, but the rear tires should be replaced soon. The brakes work as they should and the original 4 speed transmission shifts nice and smooth and is very engaging. Overall this is a very nice Z that looks great and can be driven daily and enjoyed right off the bat. It would be a very easy and inexpensive restoration when your budget permits or you could just leave it as is and enjoy. I've described the car to the best of my abilities , but please keep in mind that this car is over 40 years old. Please ask any and all questions before placing any bids if you have any concerns. There is a $500 deposit due within 72 hours of the end of auction with the balance due in 7 days in cash or cashiers check. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, I will assist with the loading of the vehicle. The vehicle is sold as is, where is with no warranty expressed or implied.
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Auto blogMon, 01 Jul 2013
Nissan's Datsun nameplate revival will begin with two models bound for the Indian market. Nissan has released sketches of a five-door hatchback based on the Micra (codenamed K2) and a top-down view of a hood that could potentially be from a sedan.
The company's press release says all will be revealed on July 15 in New Delhi, India. The Datsun lineup will be first offered in 2014 to that country's ride-deprived residents as well as Indonesia and Russia. Later in 2014, South Africa will join the list.
We've heard Nissan plans for Datsuns to share platforms with company-owned Lada. In January, we heard the projected price tag could be around $3,000 USD to compete with Chinese imports. The official press release (which can be read in full below) says nothing about either of these reports, however.
A few weeks ago, we bid a fond happy 40th anniversary to the automotive dark ages of 1973-84 that have come to be known as "The Malaise Era" - the performance ice-age when 160 horsepower was a lot and a 0-60 time of under 10 seconds was remarkable. Like music in the 1980s, everything in automobiledom didn't suck, however. There were a few bright spots. Here are five of our favorites:
1976-79 Porsche 930, aka 911 Turbo Carrera (above)
Photo Credit: Dorotheum
Datsun, Nissan's new sub-brand for emerging markets, has announced plans to unveil its second model. Its first, the Go, was unveiled almost two months ago, and promised affordable, connected motoring for five in a handsome hatchback body. Datsun is following that up with a pair of new models for Indonesia.
The first of these two new vehicles will be shown on September 17 in Jakarta, eschewing the typical auto show debut. It's targeted at so-called "risers," the nickname for a group of highly aspirational customers in the Indonesian market. Datsun developed it locally with help from Nissan, and it'll cost under 100 million Indonesian rupiah (about $8,900 at today's rates).
We'll have the full boatload of information on the newest member of the Datsun family when it debuts on September 17. Scroll on to read the full press release from Datsun.