Budget S30: 1972 Datsun 240Z

Nissan’s iconic S30 generation 240Z deserves a spot on any gearhead’s rust bucket list — they handle well, have decent power, look good, and are affordable.  They do have issues with thin steel that suffers from the tin worm, and many have been converted to V8 donut machines, but pound for pound they are one of the better 2-seat classic sports options on the marketplace.  Find this 1972 Datsun 240Z offered for $6,500 in Tallahassee, FL via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck. 

What does this mean? Car is partially restored ( 70 % ) and is in excellent running condition.  This is a confusing statement from the seller, because the car looks okay on the outside (aside from being a strange shade of right lobe of the liver red)…and if it is in excellent running condition, what is the 30% that needs attention?  The interior perhaps?

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. 

The interior of this Z could use some refreshment, but thankfully the Z-car aftermarket is huge and you can get a reproduction part of just about anything for a reasonable price.

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