Release the Bald Eagle: 1974 Datsun 260Z

The 1974 Datsun 260Z was an evolution of the original 240Z that was first released in 1970 but it was only a one-year affair before it was replaced by the 280Z in 1975. The difference between a 240Z and a 260Z is hard to see from the outside unless you’ve replaced the 2.6 liter inline-6 with a gigantic blower-fed screaming Chrysler Hemi V8 and tubbed 9-inch Ford rear end. Then it doesn’t matter that it was once a 260Z because it is now a purple death sled that’ll scare the pants off of your passengers. Find this 1974 Datsun 260Z offered for $27,500 in Alpharetta, GA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1974 datsun 260z
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
delivery available
drive: rwd
fuel: other
odometer: 100
paint color: purple
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
1974 Datsun Street Rod


  • 1957 Chrysler 392 cubic inch hemi, over-bored 0.030”
  • Custom-made, four bolt main journals
  • Milodon 7-quart oil pan
  • Hot Heads high-volume oil pump and pick-up
  • Keith Black 390 hypereutectic alloy performance pistons
  • Ed Iskenderian blower camshaft [270° adv. duration, 221° duration @ 0.050-inch lift, 111° LS]
  • ARP head studs
  • Hampton 6-71 blower and intake manifold
  • Hot Heads fender well headers
  • BDS Enderle-style electronic fuel injection hat
  • Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump
  • FAST XFI 2.0 tuning system
  • Professionally Tuned at dyno shop in Atlanta
  • Dyno sheet reads 575 ft lbs and 548 HP at 5000 RPM. Should produce around 750 HP at 7500 RPM
  • Video of final Dyno run available.
  • Car currently tuned with 6 lbs of boost. Car has much more potential in HP.

Transmission and Clutch

  • Hot Heads light-weight aluminum flywheel
  • Tremic TKO five speed manual
  • McLeod RST street twin clutch
  • McLeod hydraulic throw-out bearing


  • 2×4 welded and buttressed custom-made rectangular steel frame
  • Lakewood Racing 4-bar traction system
  • Narrowed 9” Ford rear axle
  • Moser custom-made rear axles
  • Mickey Thompson 29×15.5×15 Sportsman rear tires with 16” Centerline drag wheels
  • Uniroyal 175x65x14 front tires with 14” Cragar 5S-wheels
  • Speedway Motors straight axle with disk brakes

Body and Interior

  • Fully-steel, 1974 Datsun 260Z
  • Summit Racing Sport seats (2) with five-point safety harness
  • Auto Meter gauges
  • Lokar floor-mounted fuel pedal
  • Wilwood hydraulic brake/clutch master cylinder/pedal assembly
  • Fully-tubbed rear wheels
  • Summit Racing 10-gallon fuel cell

Roughly $35K invested into the car.

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