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1970 Datsun 240Z


The 1972 Datsun 240Z looks remarkably clean with suitable upgrades

The Datsun 240Z  changed everything in the world of affordable sports cars. It offered serious performance, tremendous build quality and striking styling, all in a car that cost less than such sports-car competitors from Triumph, Alfa-Romeo, MG and Fiat. Not only did the 240Z perform at the dealership but also at the race track, with teams fielded by Peter Brock and Bob Sharp dominating SCCA racing.

The Pick Of The Day is this stunning silver 1972 Datsun 240Z located in Lutz, Florida, with an asking price of $17,995, which represents a very solid deal for the buyer, and I would buy this car in a minute if it’s half as nice as it looks in the pictures.

The Datsun’s interior seems to be in excellent condition

A few years ago, a nice 240Z was easily available for $10,000, but those days are now long gone and values for good examples have been on the rise.

According to the dealer’s listing on ClassicCars.com, this car has received a high quality bare metal respray, and has received numerous fantastic upgrades. Some of these include front and rear spoilers, American Racing Libre-style alloy wheels, a Tocico master cylinder, an upgraded three-row radiator, a Kyosan Denki fuel pump and a 280ZX alternator.

None of these upgrades hurts the value of the car and only work to make it better and more reliable. Additionally, this 240Z has a terrific original-pattern interior, original radio and looks as clean underneath as it is on top.

The 240Z makes a perfect first-time collectible sports car offering classic looks, racing history and reliability, all in a car that still has quite a bit of room for appreciation. This car looks to be rust free and in fine condition, and one I would seriously consider buying.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.


    • Hello Karen. I have a 1970 240z . The pic of the day is a 1972 posted Dec.2015. My z is a 1970. See my Comment posted March 16. Thanks Larry

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