Game Changer: ’72 Datsun 240Z
The folks at Jaguar, Alfa and Porsche do not look back to 1970 with fond memories. That was the year Datsun lowered the boom and introduced the 240Z. It had derivative but pleasant styling, a smooth inline-6 and at a great price. With a top speed of 125 mph, it was no slouch either. What the Z-car did was turn people’s heads around when it came to their opinion of Japanese cars. We’ve been looking for a really great early Z for some time with mixed results. This one featured today looks like a winner. Almost every one we’ve seen has some sort of custom wheels. Not a big deal at all but today’s car sports the original wheel covers. We almost forgot what they looked like! The car has always been adult-owned and serviced properly. We like the color code 110 Red with black interior. The interior has been refreshed but with original materials. Price guides have good to great early Z cars between $21,000 and $31,000. This one is offered at $12,950. If it is everything the seller says, we are talking bargain city. Click here for the Craigslist ad. But don’t be surprised if it is gone by the time you read this.