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1973 Datsun 240Z 3.1 litre
1973 Datsun 240Z 3.1 litre
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Estimate: £24,000 - 28,000
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Jul 2022
  • Chassis number: HS30101239
If this 1973 Datsun 240Z looks a little familiar, that's perhaps because it has been a magazine feature car, being owned by a long‑standing motoring journalist. Its most recent appearances were during 2020, when it was the subject of a multi‑part engine rebuild feature chronicled in Practical Performance Car magazine, upping capacity (and power, naturally) to 3.1 litres from the standard 2.4 litres. The process, documented from the March 2020 issue onwards, included a long stroke Nissan diesel crankshaft (83mm as opposed to 73.7mm), longer rods, and block bored out to accept 89mm pistons, raising the cubic capacity to 3098cc.

There's a five‑speed gearbox, while handling has been enhanced with the fitment of Gaz coilovers. Although the car was restored quite a while ago in 1990, at a cost of £2700, its condition is still extremely good, both inside and out. That it has been extremely well‑looked after since then is confirmed by the large history folder that includes many MoTs from 1988 onwards, invoices dating back to the same period, and photocopies of past 'logbook' documents. The current mileage is recorded as 22,309, but this is unwarranted. However, as the mileage at its 1996 MoT was just 20,531, it's clear that this car has been lightly used over the last quarter of a century.  

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 20TH JULY BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
If this 1973 Datsun 240Z looks a little familiar, that's perhaps because it has been a magazine feature car, being owned by a long-standing motoring journalist. Its most recent appearances were during 2020, when it was the subject of a multi-part engine rebuild feature chronicled in Practical Performance Car magazine, upping capacity (and power, naturally) to 3.1 litres from the standard 2.4 litres. The process, documented from the March 2020 issue onwards, included a long stroke Nissan diesel crankshaft (83mm as opposed to 73.7mm), longer rods, and block bored out to accept 89mm pistons, raising the cubic capacity to 3098cc. There's a five-speed gearbox, while handling has been enhanced with the fitment of Gaz coilovers. Although the car was restored quite a while ago in 1990, at a cost of £2700, its condition is still extremely good, both inside and out. That it has been extremely well-looked after since then is confirmed by the large history folder that includes many MoTs from 1988 onwards, invoices dating back to the same period, and photocopies of past 'logbook' documents. The current mileage is recorded as 22,309, but this is unwarranted. However, as the mileage at its 1996 MoT was just 20,531, it's clear that this car has been lightly used over the last quarter of a century. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 20TH JULY BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Jul 2022
  • Chassis number: HS30101239
Estimate: £24,000 - 28,000

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