V8 Monster: 1973 Datsun 240Z

Production for the S30 generation Datsun 240Z started way back in 1969 — back when the idea of a Japanese sports car was very far fetched.  But by the time production ended in 1978, the era of American & European sports car dominance was starting to sound fetchy.  Yes.  That is a word.  Find this 1973 Datsun 240Z offered for $6,000 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.


The 240Z offered good looks, great handling, and decent power….but replacing the 150 horsepower inline-6 with a huge American V8 will fix that last issue. Unfortunately you will kill all sense of originality, but the weight distribution won’t be that bad and fuel is cheap (for now).


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