This striking Australian delivered sports coupe is an excellent example of a Datsun 240Z; one of the cars responsible for changing the perception of Japanese cars in Australia and taking the sports car market by storm. It has been fully restored in ‘New Sight Orange’, features stylish alloy wheels and retains its original dash and radio in a brilliantly restored interior.

Its 2.4-litre six-cylinder engine offers punchy performance and with fully independent suspension, five-speed manual transmission, two-wheel front disc brake system and sharp rack-and-pinion steering, the 240Z has true sports car handling. The top speed quoted for this model is 210 km/h, with a 0 to 100 km/h time of 8-seconds. It comes with its warranty and service books and some model literature. This well-preserved example of an iconic Japanese sports car presents a rare opportunity for collectors.

Considered the first world-beating Japanese sports car at launch in October 1969, the Datsun 240Z is said to have taken its styling cues from a number of European sports models, but arrived on the market at a much more affordable price. The sleek coupe styling has distinct cues from Jaguar’s E-Type and with modern engineering, its impressive performance soon struck a chord with Australian buyers. The model is recognised to have broadened the acceptance level of Japanese car makers in this country - with Datsun in particular.

  • Lot Number: 06
  • Year (circa): 1971
  • Model: 240Z
  • Type: SPORTS
  • Body Type: COUPE
  • Doors: 2
  • Transmission: MANUAL 5 Speed
  • VIN/Chassis: H53000695
  • Engine No.: L24031239
  • Engine: 2.4lt
  • Colour: ORANGE
  • Internal Colour: BLACK
  • LH / RH: RH
  • Category: Classic
  • Odometer: 72679M
  • Buyer’s Fee: 5.5%
  • Estimate: $40,000-$50,000

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