1973 Datsun 240Z

''Super Samurai''

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Bronze/Orange
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

Launched in 1969, the Datsun 240Z was destined to become the best-selling sports car of the ''70s. What the badge lacked in romance and cachet, the 240Z more than made up for with its well-balanced muscular lines, penned by Albrecht Goertz, father of the beautiful BMW 507. With its long bonnet, recessed lights and those flowing, tense rear haunches, the Z clearly took its styling cues from the E-Type Jaguar fixed head coupe, yet it was pure and elegant enough to have an appeal of its own. A well-equipped two-seater with a rear hatchback, the 240Z concealed few surprises beneath its skin, yet lacked for nothing. The engine, a smooth, punchy, straight-six cylinder producing 151bhp from 2,393cc, drove through a five-speed gearbox to a well-sorted strut-and-wishbone susp