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Lot 105 - 1973 Datsun 240Z

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ESTIMATE €18,000- €20,000

Auction Grandes Marques Maastricht 2020
Auction Date 17th January 2020
Day of Auction Day 1 - Friday

Lot Details

Lot Number 105
Reg. Number TBA
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1973
Make Datsun
Model 240Z

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Description

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 particular model was delivered new to its first owner in the United States and is a sought after specification of dark brown exterior with light tan leather interior. With good examples of these cult Japanese cars becoming increasingly harder to find, this represents a good opportunity to own this desirable classic in a rarely seen specification.


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