We are pleased to offer this restored 1973 Datsun 240Z finished in the rare combination of Blue Metallic over a white interior. Among the earliest of Nissan’s Datsun Z-models introduced to the U.S. market, this 240Z was purchased in Spokane, WA. by its current owner in 1980 and has been carefully looked after ever since. In June of 1982, the engine was fully rebuilt and upgraded with a genuine Datsun Competition cam kit among other performance parts, and paired with an upgraded 280Z 5-speed gearbox. Just a few years after the engine rebuild, this Datsun was placed in proper dry storage before it was finally brought out in 2012 to undergo a full nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration. Sporting its original colors as well as some tasteful upgrades and modifications, this outstanding 240Z is now being offered on behalf of its longtime owner out of Washington, accompanied by records dating back to the owner’s original purchase.
During the restoration in 2012, the car was placed on a rotisserie, fully disassembled, stripped, and refinished in its factory color Blue Metallic. The underbody was also cleaned, prepped, and treated with a rubberized coating. The seller notes that virtually every component of the car was either replaced or refurbished to as-new standards. A ceramic coating was recently applied, and the aftermarket front air dam and rear spoiler were previously added by the current owner. The glass and chrome brightwork are said to have been preserved in very good condition. This example rides on a set of aftermarket VTO wheels featuring blue center caps and polished outer lips. The currently installed Bridgestone Potenza RE11 tires are said to be like-new.
Inside, the white interior has been refurbished with a new headliner, carpeting, and reupholstered front seats. The original dashboard has been retained and exhibits a few small crack repairs, with one unaddressed crack remaining towards the center. The original AM/FM radio remains in place and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be working properly.
In 1982, the original L24 inline-six engine was fully rebuilt and fitted with a genuine Datsun Competition Slalom Cam Kit, upgraded PerTronix electronic ignition, and backdated 1972-spec carburetors that offer greater reliability and ease of tuning. Other upgrades include a 280Z-spec 5-speed manual gearbox, Quickor sway bars, and Boge front strut inserts. Maintenance carried out by the owner also includes new wheel bearings, new steering rack bushings and couplers, refurbished axle stub shafts, and refurbishment of the radiator and gas tank. Records are included dating back to the current owner’s purchase.
This sale will include a collection of records, the original dealer plate frame, and a clean title. This is a very special opportunity to own a thoroughly sorted Datsun 240Z in a rare color combination and with long-term ownership, do not miss out.