1970 Datsun Z-Series
THE FIRST SERIES DATSUN Z-CAR WAS A REVOLUTIONARY SPORTS CAR AND GOOD EXAMPLES ARE HIGHLY DESIREABLE AND DIFFICULT TO FIND TODAY Sold new at Datsun Of Hawaii January 23, 1970 to George & Nancy Houghton who owned it until he passed away. The car was then willed into a trust to his caretaker who never took the vehicle out of the garage and then sold it to a private collector in St Louis Missouri who's owned the car for the last 10 years this vehicle has been stored in a climate-controlled museum for the last 10 years A high-quality body preparation was undertaken followed by show-quality paint The 1970 Datsun 240 fairlady Z Coupe featured here is finished in gorgeous Safari Gold with an impeccably kept original black interior. This magnificent motorcar is most likely the finest example that can be found on the market today. It was just released from the private collection where it has remained with itâ€™s 2 owner. To date this 240Z showing 6,595 miles, original ownerâ€™s manual & service records, We are proud to offer this incredible 1970 Datsun 240Z Coupe to the most sophisticated collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates this iconic Japanese Sports Car. This is an incredible opportunity to own one of the best examples in the world at an investment price. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years . Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence; you will not be disappointed 314-439-1338 2.4 liter six cylinder engine fitted with dual Hitachi SU-copy carburettors and boasting 151 hp. History of the fair-lady Z Car's The 240Z Specifications and Performance Although the Datsun 240Z was designed by Yoshihiko Matsuo and a Nissan team the real concept for the car came from Mr. K. He had been heavily influential in the design of the Datsun 510 on which the 240Z was based, despite the two cars looking very different. Mr. K envisioned a sports car that would have visual appeal like that of a Jaguar E-Type, with performance and handling that would match or outstrip its much more expensive competitors such as cars from Porsche and Alfa Romeo. With its Datsun 510 heritage the 240Z set high standards â€“ the body design was beautiful and universally well-received. Its front suspension was fully independent using McPherson struts with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, and an anti-roll bar. At the rear the suspension was also fully independent by Chapman struts with lower wishbones and coil springs with telescopic shock absorbers. For the all important steering the 240Z did not use the recirculating ball type steering of the Datsun 510 but instead was fitted with the much preferred rack and pinion system. Brakes of the 240Z were 270mm (10.7?) discs at the front and 230mm (9?) drums at the rear. The choice of drums at the rear seems odd for a full blown sports car but in 1970 discs at the front and drums at the rear was the most common arrangement. This was normally chosen to ensure the most effective handbrake/parking brake, as discs can more difficult to set up as a parking brake.