*Incredible original survivor with just over 2000 miles *Legendary Japanese sports car *One of the best performing sports cars of its day *Improved model with reliable fuel injection *Original wheels and tires
THE DATSUN Z-SERIES CARS
During the 1960s, Datsun realized the importance of offering affordable sports cars to compete mainly with the English and Italian brands. The company produced the successful series of Fairlady roadsters and work began on a new line of GT cars that would be stylish, innovative, fast, and relatively inexpensive.
The Datsun 240Z was introduced in 1970. The 6-cylinder engine was a derivation of the Datsun 1600 'four'. With 151bhp and 146 pound-feet of torque, the Z could accelerate from 0-60 in just 8 seconds. On the track, the 240Z dominated the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) C-Production category for 10 years from 1970 through 1979, gaining a formidable reputation as a Porsche 911-beater.
In order to meet the more stringent federal requirements placed on motor vehicles, in 1975 Datsun introduced the technically updated 280Z. Datsun specified Bosh K-Jetronic fuel injection placed on a slightly enlarged engine, preserved the performance of their flagship "Z". This was a remarkable feat during an era when many performance cars took a serious haircut in the power department. The 280z was able to post numbers an par with the original Z but add a new level of flexibility and reliability thanks to the injection system.
The 280z was offered in the surprisingly attractive 2+2 configuration that added a good deal of practicality without spoiling the pure shape of the original.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
Having been in the possession of its original, pampering owner until very recently, this remarkable Datsun 280Z 2+2 has only covered just over 2000 miles from new. The Datsun survives today in as close to show room new condition as you are likely to find. Having not seen any restoration work the car is extremely original.
Even more remarkable is that the mere 2000 miles were done on aftermarket wheels and tires so the originals, now re-fitted, have only the delivery miles on them!
This 280Z represents one of the most usable and reliable of the Z cars but is also one that maintains the classic styling of the original. Thanks to its early style wheel covers this 280Z has the special look that made the series a classic.
Looking like new car inside and out this 280Z is a true time capsule example of a landmark 70s sports car.