20k: Perfect 10: 1970 Datsun 240Z

You won’t see many restored high priced cars on these pages, but today I’m going to make an exception, because this next one looks really nice.  Furthermore, the 240Z hasn’t gone through recent massive price inflation like certain German cars (i.e Porsche 911, E30 M3..etc), so if you are going to get one before the boom, might as well get a nice one.  Find this 1970 Datsun 240Z here on eBay currently bidding for $20,100 with 1 day to go, located in Boise, ID.

The first generation Nissan Z car was sold in the USA under the Datsun
marque, using the 240Z nameplate.  It was unlike anything seen from a Japanese
manufacturer before in the US market and made quite a splash when
introduced.  Prices were low for years and many Z when under the redneck surgeon’s knife, so it is nice to see one this clean and sorted.

The 240Z is powered by the L24, a 2.4 liter cast-iron SOHC inline-6
putting out a respectable 151 horsepower and 146 ft-lbs of torque.  The
result was sprightly performance for 1970, 0-60mph in less than 8
seconds, but more importantly the Z had excellent weight distribution
and an athletic demeanor. 

This thing looks really nicely presented, but it is hard to tell how much is original and how much is restored.  In the end it doesn’t really matter, but this is a professional reseller and it would be best to find the builder/original owner. 

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