Nice example, not perfect but nice: ’71 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 Zs for some time with mixed results. This one featured today looks like a potential winner. Almost every one we’ve seen has some sort of custom wheels and this one has fallen victim to aftermarket wheels too.But that is an easy fix since early Z cars used steel wheels and wheel covers. Mechanically, this one is all there and the seller tells us it drives great. The seat covers are new and of the correct material and pattern. the dash appears to be free of cracks too. The only other issue (and it is a big one) besides the wheels is the paint. We love silver but the seller says this one is probably due for a respray. With that said, the seller will probably need to get a little less ambitious on the pricing. This one is probably a $10 grand car (maybe less) and that will allow some money for a respray. We doubt anyone will hit the BIN of $14,260 so you might have a chance to get this one a the right price. Click here for the listing.