Lot 203 - 1974 Datsun 260Z
|Odometer reading||24,246 miles|
- Extensive work carried out in 2019
- Presented in very good order throughout
The Nissan S30 (sold in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z and in other markets as the Datsun 240Z, then later as the 260Z and 280Z) was the first generation of Z GT two-seat coupé, produced by Nissan Motors Ltd of Japan from 1969 to 1978. It was designed by a team led by Mr. Yoshihiko Matsuo, the head of Nissan's Sports Car Styling Studio. HLS30 was the designation of the left hand drive model and HS30 for the right hand drive model. This model was sold in the United States for the 1974 model year only but was available in other countries until 1978. A three-speed automatic transmission was an option and the four-speed manual standard. 1974 brought, for the first time, to the S30 line a new 2+2 seating option, which offered room for four passengers and an extra 11.9” of wheelbase. These cars have a notably different roofline from the two-seat coupés, incorporating larger opening quarter panel windows. The 260Z claimed a few updates and improvements over the 240Z. The climate controls were more sensibly laid out and easier to work, and those cars with air conditioning now had the system integrated into the main climate control panel. There was also additional stiffness in the chassis due to a redesign of the chassis rails which were larger and extended further back than previous models. The 260Z debuted a redesigned dashboard and console and door panels for the interior, together with updated taillights.
Originally registered in 1974, this 260Z is an original left hand drive example delivered new to California, USA. Imported to the UK in 2019, this Datsun was extensively recommissioned by Motor Parts Sussex and as such it is reported by the vendor to run and drive very well. In very good order throughout, the paintwork retains a deep shine and the chromework is bright, as to is the interior and engine bay which are both very well presented. Showing 24,246 miles on the odometer, the Datsun comes complete with a history file which includes various sundry bills and its current V5C registration document. These super stylish sports cars of the 70’s are scarce and to find one in such good order is an opportunity not to be missed.
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