Wednesday, July 13, 2011

1971 Datsun 240Z - A Beautiful, Low Mileage Driver

Wow. What a beautiful 240Z.

The original 240Z was the car that made North America take notice of Nissan (Datsun). It was also - arguably - the car that made North America stop taking notice of MG and Triumph. Within 10 years of the 240Zs introduction, Nissan's US sales had increased threefold and MG and Triumph were no longer in business in the US.

There aren't many 240Zs like this left in the world. The Zs (especially the early ones like this) were car that were just driven. And driven. And driven... Rust also took its toll. Clean, original, low mileage examples are few and far between.

This car has just 80,000 miles on it. The seller says that except for the paint, it is all original. The notoriously fragile interior looks to be in great shape.

There is really nothing I can find wrong with this car. It's a top-notch driver quality car that is just waiting to be driven. And driven. And driven...

Located in Indianapolis, IN, click here to see the eBay listing.

2 comments:

Chris Keen said...

Looks like somebody was copying Alfa turbina wheels...

Siddarth said...

I have a 71 as well, it's a wonderful car. great find!