Lot 240 - 1974 Datsun 260Z
|Odometer reading||71,460 miles|
|Result||Sold - £53,480|
- Extremely rare right hand drive example
- Immaculate restoration
The Nissan S30 sold in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z and then later as the 260Z was the first generation of Z GT two-seat coupé, produced by Nissan Motors, Ltd. from 1969 to 1978. The 260Z engine was enlarged over that of the 240Z with a longer stroke to 2.6 litres and increased the power output to 165bhp. 1974 brought for the first time to the S30 line a new 2+2 seating version, 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 or 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.
This stunning 260Z is one of the rarest and finest examples of the model that we have seen. This original right hand drive manual transmission example was registered in September 1974. The history file for this Datsun includes the original warranty and service book showing the supplying dealer was Ward and Thompson Motors of High Wycombe. In more recent years, this 260Z has benefitted from a nut and bolt restoration for its enthusiast owner that has resulted in the immaculate example we see today. The shut lines are impressive, the chromework gleams and the paintwork is better than new. There is even an eight-track stereo fitted and an Elvis cassette to enjoy. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and a fresh MoT test certificate, this represents an opportunity not to be missed.
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