preserved original matching numbers car

Price: US $12,000.00 Item location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • SubModel: 240Z
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 2DR
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 124,000
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: 6 cyl 2.4L SOHC
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 Datsun Z-Series 240Z

An appreciating classic priced below Hagerty price guide, this 1972 Datsun 240Z is considered the best of the model years. With a 10/71 production date, the car has a vertical rear window defroster without the deck lid vents. It has been in the possession of the current owner for 5 years.

This original matching numbers car (orange #918) has been meticulously maintained by its four previous owners and retains the period look of a classic Zcar and considered an excellent driver. Service records from the three previous owners dates back to the late 70's. It was re-sprayed in 1986 in the original color. The 2.4 L engine is original to the car with 123,505 actual miles and runs strong and pulls strong and smoothly through all gears. A 5-speed gear box was added by a previous owner and documented in the records. The car does not drip any oil or fluids and everything is tight. The engine is clean, but has not been pulled by the current owner to be completely detailed. The paint has some small chips on the front edge of the hood, a blemish from the removal of body-side molding on the passenger-side door and small glue mark from side molding on the passenger-side quarter panel that are visible upon close inspection. It looks excellent for a 20 year respray. The imperfections are noted in the photographs. The car is rust-free and accident free.There is documentation of a passenger side rail replacement under the floorboard.

The car has modest upgrades to improve comfort and drivability that were installed by the current and previous owners which include: updated air conditioning system, 3-row aluminum radiator, Mazda Miata seats, 4-piston calipers and electronic ignition. All of the original equipment (seats and radiator) have been retained for original value. All the rubber window gaskets are new. Chrome is excellent. It comes with the a documented maintenance history, original owner's warranty card, owners manual and tool kit. The original radio was replaced by a previous owner. The vehicle is currently garaged in Virginia Beach, VA, after arriving at a Miami, FL Datsun Dealership and spending 39 years in Florida. Since acquired in 2011 the current owner has added/replaced the following:

Fuel system

  • SU carburetors rebuilt,Fuel tank cleaned/coated,Pertronix electronic ignition,NGK plugs,K&N air filter,Valve adjustment/valve cover gasket


  • Upgraded 4-piston front brake calipers (Toyota4x4)/ceramic pads
  • New rear brake cylinders/shoes


  • Clutch slave cylinder
  • Upgraded wiring harness- headlight/parking light
  • Glove box
  • All the rubber/ weather stripping has been replaced

Purchased/not installed:

  • BRE front spoiler
  • Motorsport Front air dam
  • 240z alternator upgrade adapter
  • STAGG Struts and Vogtland lowering springs kit
  • Extra weather strip kit
  • NOS Rear bumper rubber trim (scratch on right rear)
Additional photos are available upon request.

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