1972 Datsun 240Z - Period Custom

Price: US $20,000.00 Item location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • SubModel: 240Z G-Nose - Vintage Racer
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Triple Mikuni
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 37,432
  • VIN: HLS30-070168
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 2.8L Inline 6 cylinder L28
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5 Speed Close Ratio
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Safety options: Roll Bar, Fire Extinguiser
  • Options: Sears Air Horn, Kill Switch, Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1972 Datsun Z-Series 240Z G-Nose - Vintage Racer

Offered for sale is an outstanding, correctly modified 240Z Vintage Racer. Sold new in Arizona, this Z was purchased by the second owner in the early 80's and professionally customized, built and paintedto it's current appearance.In 2008 the drivetrain was completely gone through, giving the engine, transmission and rear end a complete rebuild. Upgrades were added at the time such as new GoodyearTires, ElectricFuel Pump/Regulator, Tokico adjustable Coilovers, Strut Tower Braces, urethane steering coupler and bushingsamong other things however the majority of aestheticsand parts themselves remain unchanged sincethe 80's. This 240Z is far from stock yet many original attributeshave survivedshowinghow well it's been cared for over the years and that the customization began with a very nice rust free/ low mile car.The dash is very rare in that it isunrestoredand crack/blemish free.All glass is factory andin like new, scratch freecondition. Ignitiontumbler is original along with door and hatch locks which all fit thetwonumber matched keys that still remain with the car. Console and interior panels are all factory and look as new. Seats were reupholstered with a velour center and carpet was custom made fitted atop Dynomat Sound/Heat Barrier.Original seatbelts still have the date coded safety tags sewn in.The transmission tunnel carpet is hiding very nicefade-free red cross hatched vinyl which has been kept in place just to add to the already cool and quiet cockpit but could be removed if you favor form over function. One might expectit be a loud, hot, uncomfortable, atypical sports car but when you're behind the wheel and fire the motor, it is impressively quiet in the cab the clutch is light and it feels refined, solid, and has effortless power with precise handling.The mild cam grind produces a solid idle and the Z can bevery tame to drive if your foot can resist the throttle. Gas mileage isincredible for a race motor, aiding to that is the 5th gear which also makes highway cruising a treat.

This is really the ultimate first generation Z Car. Datsun was clever in using the same legendary inline 6-cylinder engine/transmission drivetrain platform from 1970-1983. The bestof these parts were sourcedandproperly mated together to produce a powerful L-series power plant thatproduces roughly300 pound feet of torque that really puts a smile on anyone's face.

2.8 Liter N42Block with Flattop Pistons bored .40 over

Early E88 240Z Head -5 Angle Stainless Steel Valve Job Ported and Polished

Isky Mild Race/Street Camshaft w/ Nismo Adjustable Sprocket and Chain

Genuine Triple Mikuni / Solex PHH 44 CarbsProperly Jetted for Application

PX HiFlow Air Filters over Velocity Stacks

Competition PolishedIntake

Custom Ceramic Coated Headers with Dual Exhaust / Stacked Stainless Tips

Mallory High Energy Ignition with Petronix Igniter

Magnecor KV85 Competition Wires / NGK Spark Plugs

'81 Close Ratio 5 Speed Transmission

CenterForce II Clutch w/ Lightened Flywheel

Customized Limited Slip R200 Rear End w/ 3.90 Gear Ratio

New U-Joints/ Balanced Driveshaft

Tociko Fully Adjustable Coil-overs

Cusco - Progressive Front and Rear Strut Tower Braces

Custom Made Roll Bar / Mounted Fire Extinguisher

Front and Rear Sway Bars

Vintage MiniLite AlloyWheels w/ Shelby Centercaps

Goodyear Raised Letter Tires

Power Disc Brakes w/ Stainless Steel Lines

Summit Electric Fuel Pump & Pressure Regulator

Braided Stainless Steel Fuel Lines

280ZX 60AMP Alternator Upgrade

New OEMCloth Braided Coolant Hoses andCorrect CadBand Clamps

Vintage Sears Air Horns w/ Toggle switch to and from Factory Horns

Pioneer 6 Speaker Sound System w/ Cassette Player (State of the Art in '81)

Genuine Three Piece G-Nose w/ Fiberglass Bumpers and Custom Headlight Covers

Professionally SculptedMetal Fender Flares / Frenched Rear Spoiler

Racing Stripes -Painted not Decals

Bullet Style Racing Door Mirrors

Antitheft Kill Switch

And the List Goes On


The original owners manual and a folder of receipts is included with the caralong with invoices and motor rebuild blueprints from S. California's premiere Machine Shop - MotorWorks of San Diego.The vehicle is sold as is with no warranty implied. If you have questions regarding the Z please email or call @ 760-840-1813. I encourage third party inspections and please only bid if you intend to purchase and have deposit ready and funds available within 7 days of auction end time. I reserve the right to end auction at any time. I can assist with shipping as much as possible but it is buyers responsibility to hire a carrier or arrange pick up in person.Thanks for your interest and good luck bidding.

On May-10-16 at 19:02:54 PDT, seller added the following information:

* I've been asked by bidders about the 240Z being street legal. I can confirm that it was built to enjoy on the street and has fully functioning electronics, including headlights, tail lights, turn signals, brake lights and reverse lights. Even the glove box lamp, dome lamp, map light, and cigarette lighter lamp works. Also has a clear CA title and is registered to operate on Golden State roadways.