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Datsun 240z

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1973 Datsun 240z Race Car

This is a real treat, a purpose built 240z historic race car that has never seen the road. This is a turn key race that is ready for action.

The provenance with this car has to be seen, its had an amazing history of racing in the USA and more recently in Europe, we’ll try to do it justice here but the boxes of paperwork and photos speak for themselves in person.

Completed in 1973 straight from the showroom in Oklahoma this build on this car originally was very impressive, and it competed with great success in SCCA  sanctioned events in period all across the Mid west US. The car moved to California in the early 80’s and was upgraded to GT2 specification during this time.

In the 80’s and 90’s this car competed in California, with documented evidence of the car regularly qualifying on pole and making podium finishes, testament to how well it has been set up. It is during this period the car was developed further within the GT2 rules. This included; fitting a 2.8 litre engine being installed further back in the chassis, and fully adjustable wishbone suspension being added with big brakes, this car performs as good as it looks.

She arrived in the UK on 2015 and underwent a major ‘ light touch’ overhaul with no part being untouched during the rebuild. The original livery was lost when the car was repainted white while in the US so the current owner went with the current style which is an homage to Casey Mollett a privateer Datsun and Nissan racer in period who went up against the factory supported teams.

Prior to the 2021 season this car benefited from extensive work and upgrades; included a fire extinguisher service, new foam filled fuel tank, gearbox and diff rebuild with cooling, new MSD ignition, new Weber carbs, cam shaft and an adjustable cam wheel.

With a few tweaks this car could be eligible for FIA Historic status.

Truly a special car that represents amazing value for money.

Spec highlights include:

• A period correct 2.8 litre engine high spec, dynoed at 237bhp originally by Dave Robello.

• E88 head by Slover ,Corillo rods and lightened crank 12:1 compression

• Zircotec Ceramic coated headers   

• Circa 900kg race weight

• Triple Webber carbs

• Recent (2021) gearbox and diff rebuild – which included fitting a new Kaaz 1.5 LSD for improved braking and acceleration 

• Rose jointed fully adjustable Wishbone suspension

• Acid dipped body shell with fibreglass wing, bonnet boot and doors.

• MSD ingntion

• Diff cooling with Tilton pump

• Floating, vented disc brakes, with four pot calipers

• Recent foam filled aluminium fuel tank

• New Battery

• Lots of spares including wets with wheels, spacers and brakes

• Successful car, with documented history of wins and qualifying. 

• Photos of restoration with great provenance and chain of custody.



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Historic Datsun IMSA US 240Z 280Z


Seller: LOWE_Classics
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Company: LOWE Classics
Country: United Kingdom
City: Abergavenny
Phone: 07716655190
Currency: GBP
Condition Used
Trade or Private: Trade
Price: £51,995
Added: 23/02/2022
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