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1973 Datsun 240Z RHD - £19,995

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This is a very rare find, this is a 1973 UK Supplied Right Hand Drive Datsun 240Z, finished in Black with Black interior. It is in a good useable condition and sits perfectly on its Wolfrace Alloys.

Formed in 1933, the Nissan Motor Company marketed most of its exported products as Datsuns until the latter name was dropped in 1983. There had been Datsun sports cars before the 240Z, most notably the Fairlady series of the 1960s, but with the Big Z's arrival in 1969 the Japanese firm established itself as a major force to be reckoned with in the sports/GT market. Boasting a 2.4-litre, overhead-camshaft, six-cylinder engine, five-speed manual (or three-speed automatic) transmission, independent suspension all round and a high trim level as standard, the keenly priced 240Z proved an outstanding success in the all-important North American market, taking sales from MG, Triumph and Jaguar. Styled by Count Albrecht Goertz, stylist of the BMW 503 and 507, the 240Z looked every inch a European product. It was also tough and reliable, as two outright wins in the Safari Rally in 1971 and 1973 demonstrated.

This is an original UK RHD and not a conversion.The bodywork is all metal and looks superb without any flaws in the bodywork.The engine is a very strong unit with perfect oil pressure and benefits from a ported cylinder head,a stage 2,274 camshaft and electronic ignition to ensure turn key reliability for daily use.The gearbox is the original 5 speed with new gear lever bushing to ensure a tight,crisp gearchange and no sloppy feel.The diff has no whines and along with the engine and gearbox has benefitted from regimental oil changes every five thousand miles using Millers oils throughout the drivetrain.The performance exhaust has a delightful note and was essential to compliment the tuning.

The interior is original and has a nice patina with an inch long tear at the back of the passenger seat.The headlining is superb and taut with the original door pads looking tired after 43 years.The dashboard is mint without any cracks and all gauges including the Jeco clock operate as intended.The wheels are 7x14 Wolfrace shod with new 205 tyres all round.The springs and shocks are new along with new F/R brakes,new clutch master cylinder,new rear wheel cylinders and a full tune up has been carried out.

The deleting of the front wing indicators was by fabricating metal in place and not filler.To summarise the car drives without any faults and looks superb. It comes with an MOT and has just come back from a trip to Goodwood! These cars are rising in value all the time and we have seen perfect examples for £40k plus, they are starting to be valued for the great practical sports car they are.

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