101Smart Ltd.

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August



LOT 668

Estimate:  £15,000 - £18,000

Result inc Premium: £14,256

  • V5 present
  • MoT date: 13/04/2024
  • Chassis number: KGC210001645

This rare Datsun 240K Skyline GT Coupe was a UK-supplied car from new, registered in March 1979, and one of only 3000 that came to Europe. Today, it is one of only 10 registered in the UK, with some of those presumed as later imports. According to the vendor, the engine is all-original and runs smoothly, having covered only around 2500 miles since 2006. During that time, it has been serviced and maintained, and kept away from any rain. The vendor has known the car since it was four years old, and was purchased 30 years ago. There was a minor restoration 20 years ago, which included new OEM front wings, sills, and right-hand door skin plus a new clutch, front suspension, rear shocks and exhaust system. The car was fully resprayed in a Subaru blue (which will need to be updated with the DVLA as the V5C still shows it as its original green), along with a stonechip base coat in lower areas, with the underside and engine bay Waxoyled throughout. The wheels have been finished in a custom two-tone finish and engine accessories painted to match the body colour. 

The car comes with a good service history and MoT records confirming the attention it has had over the last three decades, and is supplied with two sets of keys. There are also some spare parts and trim, which will come with the Datsun. The odometer shows 80,304 miles and there's an MoT through to April 2024 even though, as an historic vehicle, the Skyline no longer requires annual testing. The car runs and drives well, according to the vendor, and has been serviced within the last year. 

Paperwork accompanying the Datsun includes the V5C, showing four previous registered keepers, plus MoT certificates including the current one, as well as old invoices. There's also two owner's handbooks plus an electronic fuel injection service manual. 

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