10k: Portrait Picture Hell: 1971 Datsun 240Z
This next feature is full of bizarre and horribly oriented portrait pictures and comes from a regular ebay seller who should know better. Fortunately the car is a sparkly clean classic and last I checked DT isn’t looking for nice pictures on the interwebs; good deals are what we seek. Find this 1971 Datsun 240Z for sale in Scottsdale, AZ currently bidding for $5,501 reserve-not-met with 8 days to go.
This Nissan 240Z was picked up by this dealer from the original owner and now it is offered on ebay all shined up and with pictures taken in a portrait orientation. We cropped the first image for the sake of our own sanity, but left the rest alone.
The L-24 engine is a big iron overhead cam inline-6 with 2-valves per cylinder and good for around 150 SAE gross horsepower. The 240Z is a great piece of machinery from a bygone era as the inline-6 is just about extinct in the passenger car market and Japanese sports cars have long abandoned simplicity for complex systems to make the car seem/feel faster.
The inside of the Z is a great place to drive or ride in – you sit really low and the pod-style gauges burst out of the dash like an Alien baby bursting from the stomach of its human host. The red suede seat inserts don’t look familiar, so they are probably a custom setup, but overall it looks nice on the inside.
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Looks good even if color saturated. The car appears to have origionaly been a silver color. No, those seats aren't correct with the red inserts, but don't look too bad. Had a couple of 72's, and they were the most fun cars I've ever had.
This may be the pre vapor lock setup. What scares me is the saturation does not let you see details, but regardless, pictures of the typical rust areas are a must before even considering a Z car.