One owner 240Z

Price: US $10,000.00 Item location: Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: 2 door hatchback
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 73998
  • VIN: HLS3047155
  • Color: 110 Red
  • Engine size: L-24
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4 speed manual
  • Drive type: 4-Speed Manual
  • Interior color: Black and white
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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19720000 Datsun Z-Series

An incredible find and collector opportunity a single owner 240Z with paperwork (see documents pictures). Some of the major original parts include the engine transmission carpet steering wheel shifter knob gas-fill spillage flap! radio and even both original numbered keys! This car was basically a barn find and brought back to life. Parts that were replaced after barn find that were retained for possible refurbishment and re-install these include the exhaust manifold and muffler fuel pump and air pump (see parts picture). All of the associated piping and hoses that were salvageable were also retained (parts picture). The engine and transmission now run strong and smooth. The exhaust including header was replaced with a complete classic two pipe system as stated all of the originalexhaust manifold and muffler is retained. The car has the aftermarket ARA air conditioning system which was installed by ARA in 1976. I do have the original ARA paperwork including the owner’s manual operating instructions and warranty registration. The registration paperwork is filled out and signed by the ARA Manager in Atlanta. Of course all this paperwork is included with the car.

Although the car spent its entire like in Atlanta GA it did have some rustthat wasremoved and replaced with new sheet metal. The car was almost completely stripped of paint and repainted with the original Nissan 110 Red. One full size aerosol spray can of paint from the original paint batch that is actually on the car will be included so any future touch-ups will be an exact color match. The paperwork shows this car is a southern vehicle. It was purchased in Atlanta Georgia and based on paperwork and receipts it spent its entire life in Atlanta. The rust it did have seemed to be from water collecting in all the spots Datsun screwed up on drainage and not anything widespread like snow/salt would produce it is a 43 year old car.

Thereis one item that needs to be connected and a few that need to be replaced to make this car perfect. The very tip of the plastic pull handle for the choke is broken it works fine but it is not perfect. The hood latch pull lever is the same it works fine but not perfect. The heater hose was dry rotted so the hose was replaced I am simply too big to climb under dashes so I just looped the hose into the fire wall and out and bypassed the heater core probably a ten minute job for a smaller mechanic. The heater hose is connected and the car does run fine just bypassed the heater core. The original dash has the normal cracks I did purchasethe exact original fit dash cover (see parts picture) but once again I am too big to deal with dash work. I will include the new$300 dash with the purchase. The plastic hinge tabs for the glove box door are broken it does open and close but the hinge pieces are broken. I replaced both door gaskets hood gasket and rear hatch gasket. I purchased an entire body gasket kit from Precision (see parts picture) and all of the body gaskets are in this set. If you want this car perfect then use the hatch and windshield glass gaskets and change the current ones that are old they do not appear to leak but their old… The windshield does have one VERY small chip that looks to be over ten years old and is not spreading I personally would not change the windshield just for it but just wanted to mention it. A couple of the interior plastic covers are cracked their old and although functional could stand to be replaced. The one steering boot is torn I did purchase a new one (see parts picture) but I am too big to climb under the car to replace it another 20 minute job for a smaller mechanic. I replaced with entire rear bumper with a nice new $600 unit. The new unit can be drilled to install the bumperets (see parts picture) but I just didn’t have it in me to go drilling into that beautiful bumper. The front bumper isa little rough and the bumperets could stand to be replaced or re-chromed. One last item I am not real happy with the new paintthis car deserves/demands a better job your call.

Quick note: The battery area spare tire area and the gas fill area look great on this car. I wish I had a lift rack handy so you could see how great the undercarriage of the car is in as well. This is truly a southern car. One other note I see listing for highly original cars but then you see they have replaced all the original parts with after market crap and did not retain the original equipment go figure.

So for a small list of items this car is a real beauty (see pictures). It also has the original low production two tone black and white interior and cigarette lighter next to the key switch (see picture # 6) that really sets it apart from most 240s. I am really torn about letting it go since another find like this is highly unlikely and I personally do not have the sort of funds to purchase a documented one owner car like this one.