It soon became apparent during its creation, that the Datsun 240Z represented all the requirements of sports-minded drivers by fulfilling their desires for superb styling, power and safety whilst providing them with the most thrilling and enjoyable ride available in any car.
Reporting 151bhp and 146 lb/ft of torque at just 4,400 rpm, Car & Driver said; ‘A brilliantly conceived car with twice as much thought having gone into it when compared to the Big Healey, MGC, Lotus Elan, Porsches and Corvettes’.
Offering a 125mph top-speed and the 0-60mph dash in a shade under 8 seconds, the well-spaced 5-speed gear ratios made the most of the engine’s torque whilst retaining the ability to achieve in excess of 30 mpg, this was to put the ‘Z’ ahead of many of its contemporaries and on a par with Porsche 911’s of the time. Very impressive, by anyone’s standards. Although Datsun didn’t invent the Overhead-Cam Engine, Disc Brakes or all-round Independent suspension, the 240Z incorporated all of these systems into a brilliantly conceived car.
It was no surprise therefore that, for many years the Datsun 240Z was heralded as the most successful sports-car of all time.
This original right-hand drive UK delivered car is described to be in excellent condition throughout. Offered with an extensive history file, that includes a swathe of old MOT’s and invoices, the engine has been fully re-conditioned a modest 8,000 miles ago.
Owned by the current vendor for over a decade, the car has been perfected for use and other than a few minor modifications which are commonplace for 240Z’s, the car is mostly standard. Some of these modifications include a R200 differential, electronic ignition, stainless steel exhaust and 6 branch exhaust manifold.