1979 Datsun 260Z ( Road/Historic Regularity Rally car)
To be offered by Silverstone Auctions as part of the 'Race Retro 2021' live online auction on the weekend of 27th and 28th March. Please see our website for full details on this vehicle and further instructions on how to register for bidding.
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1979 Datsun 260Z
Very impressive 2.8-litre, 260Z Road/Historic Rally car with substantial period-correct upgrades.
Lot Number: 428. To be Auctioned on Sunday 28th of March.
GUIDE PRICE: £28,000 - £32,000
UK-supplied in right-hand drive and first registered on 01/01/1979
Recently benefited from substantial expenditure incorporating period-correct upgrades to offer a ready-to-go Historic Regularity Rally car
Very well presented in Datsun Red with a predominantly standard interior. Road registered
Massive spec; 2.8-litre, S13 5-speed box, LSD, FIA-spec roll-hoop, Willans harnesses, much more
56,915 miles indicated. Extensive service history file including the original driver's handbook, warranty and service records
The best of both worlds. Looking essentially standard and totally usable as a road car, this desirable Z-Car is incredibly versatile and could be a very competitive Club Rally car at the weekends.
On offer here we have a very smart, late model, original UK-supplied ,right-hand drive 1979 Datsun 260Z which has recently benefited from substantial expenditure incorporating period-correct upgrades to offer a ready-to-go Historic Regularity Rally car, whilst still retaining the desirable standard appearance.
This super example was originally registered on New Years Day in 1979 finished in Polar White and has been enjoyed by five former keepers. It’s now finished in red and is accompanied by an extensive service history file including the original Driver's Handbook, Warranty and Service Records.
It benefits from a 2.8-litre engine, S13 five-speed gearbox, remanufactured 240Z Carbs by ZTherapy, 280ZX Electronic Ignition, AZ McPherson struts, Vented 4-pot front brake calipers, Rear Disc conversation by The Z Farm, Nismo R180 limited-slip diff, alloy 3-core safety radiator, custom-made m/steel Tony Law exhaust system, Minilite 7J x 15 alloy wheels, FIA-spec T45 roll-hoop with diagonal bar, OMP Monte Carlo Seats, Willans 3-point harnesses, Sparco steering wheel, and a Brantz Rally trip meter & stopwatch.
Well maintained and well presented, the overall impression is of a nicely detailed and functional road/rally car that harks back to the days of the ‘Big Healeys’ with lots of grunt and rear wheel drive. As well as Historic Rallying, this versatile Z-car is eminently suitable for club events, regularity runs or just going to the pub on a winter’s evening.