Tipper James sent in this next car with the subject; Please be real. I’ve have to agree that this car seems too good to be true…because a 1974 model year Datsun 260Z (that was the only year they were sold in the USA) offered for $10k, even if it is the less desirable 2+2 version with the later 1974.5 big bumpers, is a good deal. I guess it is a good thing for the brand (and maybe car preservation…but that is debatable) that Datsun’s Z is finally getting the price appreciation it didn’t see for decades…but today’s example is priced from a decade ago. Find this 1974 Datsun 260Z 2+2 offered for $10,800 in Brookhaven, NY via craigslist.
I saw this next car and the $5k asking price and thought to myself; either there is something fishy going on here, or tipper Cory has found a time machine…because this looks like one of the best deals on a 240Z I’ve seen in years. The only asterisk is found towards the end of a comprehensive listing, where the seller admits that the floorpans are shot. Now, floorpans are easy to replace, but if the rust is in the floorpans, it could be elsewhere as well, so, as the proctologist says to the resident, be sure to probe sensitive areas rigorously. Find this 1973 Datsun 240Z offered for $5,000 in Springfield, VT via craigslist.
Nissan’s athletic 240Z was sold in the USA with a Datsun badge and a silky smooth inline-6 to go with its ninja-like reflexes. For years, folks joked that Japanese cars would never be collectable, and 240Z prices hovered above scrap value, so many were (for better or worse) turned into hot rods. Today we’ve got […]
The Datsun 280Z was the successor to the seminal 240Z car and lives in a middle ground of 260Z/280ZX before the revival Z performance with the 300ZX. As such, the 280Z tends to be treated as somewhat of a middle child – it doesn’t get the praise and admiration of its eldest successful sibling (240Z) […]
How do you like your eggs? Fried, scrambled or poached? That is an easy question, but I think a much harder one is how do you like your vintage turbo swapped Datsun Z cars– with a Toyota 2JZ, Nissan RB20DET, or L28ET? Because you can’t have them all…you could, but I think it would be […]
The original Datsun 240Z was a nicely styled 2-seater from the land of the rising sun. It combined the basic sportiness of a unibody chassis with MacPherson struts up front and an independent coil spring (upper Chapman struts, lower wishbones) rear with a 2.4 liter inline-6 that split the difference between 4-cylinder zippiness and V8 […]
The Datsun 240Z ushered in the era of the Japanese sports car — it wasn’t as maniac as the later Skylines, Evolutions, 300Zs, Supras, and such that made headlines for Japanese performance, it was the first mass market car from the Land of the Rising Sun to get everything right. Its combination of nimble chassis, […]
Nissan’s fabulous 240Z was sold in the US of A with a Datsun badge, but it offered ninja-like reflexes and a silky smooth inline-6. The Z 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…do it before the boom. Find […]
Production for the S30 generation Datsun 240Z started way back in 1969 — back when the idea of a Japanese sports car was very far fetched. But by the time production ended in 1978, the era of American & European sports car dominance was starting to sound fetchy. Yes. That is a word. Find this […]
The Datsun 240Z was the first mass market sports car from a Japanese auto maker to sell an any decent quantity in North America. It was certainly a sales success when new and has become a sought after classic today…but there was a period of time when people with mullets, flannels, & blue-ribbon-beer could get […]