Original 1971 Datsun 240z

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 74,194
  • VIN: HLS3023733
  • Color: Safari Gold
  • Engine size: L24
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Interested? Contact seller!

1971 Datsun Z-Series Description

Original 1971 Datsun 240z. I purchased the car in 2011 from a gentleman in Montana who claimed to have purchased it new in Denver back in 71. It's a very clean, straight car and a great candidate for a restoration. Odometer reads 74,194 miles but I assume that it's rolled over once. It has been repainted before with the original Nissan Safari Gold. I currently drive it a few times a week during the warmer months but stays in the garage during the winter. I have replaced a lot on it but it still needs some work. I will try to include all the details.
The Good:
  • Original L24 motor I refreshed back in 2015; new rings, bearings, gaskets, valve seals, etc. Runs strong. Repainted block with original Nissan blue paint
  • Recored original radiator
  • Replaced clutch, starter, alternator, battery, oil pump, clutch master and slave cylinders
  • Dash in very good shape with only a 1 long inch crack in the middle
  • Original AM/FM radio
  • Body is very straight and no evidence that it has been in an accident
  • Floorboards have no rust
  • Hatch has no rust
  • No rust under battery tray
  • Driver side rear quarter panel was replaced by previous owner. No sign of rust.
  • Original glass and weather stripping
  • Tires are like new
  • Original wheels and hubcaps come with it
The Bad:
  • Paint is fading. It looks good from 10 feet away
  • Small dent in the nose of the hood
  • Rust is starting to come through on the passenger side lower rear quarter panel
  • There is some surface rust on frame rails behind front wheels. See pics
  • There is a small oil leak from what appear to be the oil pan gasket, which I blame myself for. It isn't bad enough that I've take the time to replace yet.
  • Tach and clock don't work
  • Turn signal works to the right but left you have to hold the lever. Common issue
  • Seats are starting to tear.
I welcome test drives and can assist with shipping. If you have any questions, please ask.