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165

A Poor Example Of A Fantastic Car — My favorite car, hands down, just not a very good specimen that I own. Absolutely gorgeous and the straight 6 is fun, but time has taken it's toll on the interior and exterior. Not a fan of the drum brakes in the rear, but kits to udate the suspension and brakes exist for a price. Rust was always a big problem on the S30 bodies and this one is no exception.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Looks, 'WOW' factor

Cons: Rust, brakes

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It Feels Great And Looks Great. A Sav's Icon Car That Can Aprpeciate Things Of The Past. — The Datsun 240Z was the "affordable" answer to those that longed for a Jaguar/GT look alike. The wonderful balance of chrome and fastback design make it a rolling piece of art. It grips the road suprisingly well for its age.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Vintage GT sports coupe, affordable to own, decent MPG.

Cons: Electrical issues.  Lights did not use relays, resulting in burnt up switches and fuse boxes that catch fire!!

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To Z Or Not To Z. — They rust like crazy, but run like a madman! I never did find the windshield wiper motor I was looking for. I just wish I had found one that spent it's early years in a garage in Arizona.

Pros: Lots of engine/exhaust/suspention upgrade options.

Cons: Very few aftermarket body aparst available

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A Classic That Was Well Taken Care Of. — This car has been well maintained and it shows in the way it looks and drives. I would like a little more power from the car, but who doesn't want that?

Pros: Beautiful body lines, well designed interior, excellent handling, and smooth engine.

Cons: Suspension is a bit worn out as it is 35 years old, but nothing that isn't too hard to fix.

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Great Little Car!!! — so, this is me and my dad's project car: a 1973 Datsun 240Z. its in pretty good shape for a car of its age. the engine is the stock 150 hp inline-6 with twin four-barrel sidedraft carbs. the engine is pretty much stock, although the carbs, exhaust headers and valves are aftermarket. its very fast, and it handles like a ferrari. it probably looks like its in great shape in the picture, but it needs some work. I'm in the process of rebuilding the engine with all performance parts, and we're completely overhauling the interior. We're gonna repaint it to royal blue with two white stripes down the middle. it'll be a monster when it's done!

Pros: just about everything

Cons: no a/c, no heat, no electric seats, windows, etc., interior is in bad shape

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This Car Rocked!! — This was the last 240Z to be sold out of Singapore. It was tricked out by the dealer (along with a gold 260Z 'sister' car) with steel flares, 8 inch American mags and front and rear spoilers. Both cars were purchased by New Zealand Airforce personel and brought to New Zealand. Once here, the 240Z engine was re-built by legendary Datsun builder Reg Cook. The head was radically shaved, race cam installed, blue-printed and balanced with tuned headers and a large diameter truck exhaust (big bnore exausts were unknown then). The engine would rev to over 9000 rpm. Nismo struts were installed in front with valved Konis in the back. It lived up to it's name, being able to top out at 240kph. The gold sister 260Z later had a v8 engine installed and is still believed to live in the mid North Island of New Zealand.

Pros: Very fast, handled great, looked awesome and sounded like nothing on earth.

Cons: By the time I owned it, it was getting a little tired. Really needed a full rebuild.

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Early Model That Showed Where Datsun/nissan Wanted To Go. — This was a cool car in 73. Bought in midwest with aftermarket a/c that came in handy after moving South. Light, nimble and sporty. That was the good part. For the 3 1/2 years I owned the car I replaced a wiper motor, heater fan and coil. Never had any of these on any other car let alone on one. This was also the first year of major pollution control on cars so deiseling and hard starting were undesirable side effects.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive.

Cons: To many problems of seeming poor manufacturing and burden of pollution control.

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1972 Datsun 240Z Reviews

240z, The Most Under-noticed Sports Car Of The World By Ron

This is a 2 seater car that was way ahead of its time. Many manufactures attempted to copy. In line 6, 4 speed, independent suspension. This car just looks great stopped or moving, handles like a dr... Read More

A True Legendary Japanese Sports Car By migration_ozzinc

The first generation zcar has always been one of my favorite cars to drive, easy to work on and its pretty easy to obtain aftermarket performance parts for this car, the engine for the 240z is a inlin... Read More

1971 Datsun 240Z Reviews

Best Car For The Money In The World By Jameson

Best car for the money. All kinds of part from other cars fit right on it. Like disc brakes from toyota fit right on the back. + has room to put any motor you want under the hood. Fun car that everyon... Read More

Appreciation By Simon

fastest production sports car in 1971 !!!the man who designed it,Albrect Goertz,only designed one other car,the 911 porsche.the 240z is identical in size,but lighter.the zed is a far better handling a... Read More

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I've Owned It Since 1979. Other Cars Come And Go But This One Will Always Be Mine. By Mark

Still my favorite type of Z car. 151 hp but only weighs 2,300 lbs. A true sports car without amenities like A/C or sound insulation. Red lines at 7,000 rpm. The peak torque does not start until ... Read More

Fun Fun Fun By Emery

Fun Muscle car with an I6 engine this car is a riot to drive especially with the manual transmission. this car is way better than american cars of the same period because its lighter with an indepen... Read More

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