Ferrari 250 GTO Replica: 1972 Datsun 240Z

If you are going to drive a kit car that looks like a multi-million dollar car, it had better at least make some noise like the real thing. This next kit might look like a Ferrari on the outside, but it has stock Datsun mechanicals and won’t make the right noises…so you need to start looking for a used V12 from a Jag, a BMW or Mercedes and work on your straight piping skills. Find this 1972 Datsun 240Z offered for $15,000 in Isleta, NM via craigslist.

From the seller:

1972 datsun 240z
VIN: HLS3073250
condition: fair
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 99000
odometer rolled over
paint color: red
size: mid-size
title status: salvage
transmission: manual
type: other
Barn find red Velo Rossa in Albuquerque!

Mostly finished Velo Rossa rebody on a 1972 240Z donor car. Drivetrain is stock, and the stock interior was refurbished when it was built. Minor trim items may be required to complete. The conversion includes wide Prime aluminum wheels and new tires.

The Velo Rossa body kit is a roadster version of the Ferrari 250 GTO replicas from the 70s and 80s.

The conversion was done approximately 15 years ago, and the car has always been stored inside. The engine was started regular until about five years ago, so it will require new fuel and probably other minor maintenance to bring it back to driving condition. It’s dusty and could use a complete detailing.

Title is “salvage” due to minor damage to donor car before it was purchased. The seller has the title signed off from previous owner into his name, and offers a bill of sale. Titling will likely require “specially constructed vehicle” titling and registration, depending on the rules in your state.

Buyer inspection and local pickup is preferred. Limited assistance with transportation is available at buyer’s expense.

Price is $15,000.

VIN HLS30 73250.

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