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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1971 Datsun 240Z

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a 1971 Datsun 240Z that’s stayed in the same family since new.  

“The 240Z, known in certain markets as the Fairlady Z, debuted in late 1969 as a 1970 model,” AutoHunter says in the car’s listing. “This example from the subsequent year was reportedly driven on a regular basis for its first decade, then placed into storage in 1981 where it resided in safekeeping until 2019.”

1971 Datsun 240Z Series 1

After being released from storage, the 204Z underwent a refurbishment to return it to its original, show-worthy state. The car was given a fresh coat of Racing Green paint accented by factory-correct white stripes on the side panels, sail panel logos, and other OEM badging.

The two-seat interior was reupholstered in factory-original Butterscotch vinyl that’s color-matched to the door panels, headliner and center tunnel side materials.

Interior amenities include air conditioning, a hand-refinished original wood shift knob, a factory wood-rimmed steering wheel, a replacement push-button AM/FM radio and an armrest.

The five-digital odometer shows 51,855 miles which is documented on the title as the actual mileage.

Power comes from the numbers-matching 2.4-liter L24 inline-6 paired with the original console-shifted 4-speed manual transmission.

This Datsun 240Z’s auction ends September 9 at 11:40 a.m. PDT.

Visit the vehicle’s AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.

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