Datsun 280 ZX Targa Top / September 1982 / 2800cc 6 Cylinder / RHD / Red Wine Metallic with complimentary period burgundy velour trim / Automatic / 44,000 miles / 3 owners from new / Targa Top pouches / Documents in order / Manuals and service book / Numerous invoices of continued care / Sold new on the Isle of Man and still located there / Seller flexible to support viewing due to location for serious enquiries / Particular interest from Collectors and Nissan-Datsun Passionistas please / Listed on behalf of a private seller by ASMG Italia Classic Car Project Consultancy www.asmgitalia.com
Just arrived – more information to follow. When Datsun launched the 240Z in 1969 the Japanese firm established itself as a major force to be reckoned with in the sports/GT market. Boasting a 2.4-litre, overhead-camshaft, six-cylinder engine, five-speed manual (or three-speed automatic) transmission, independent suspension all round and a high trim level as standard, the keenly priced 240Z proved an outstanding success. The 240Z was immediately successful in motor sport, particularly in club racing and on the world rally stage. Factory prepared and run rally cars quickly gained a reputation for durability on long distance events, specially the Safari Rally where the 240Z won outright in 1971, ’72 and ’73. Leading drivers included Edgar Hermann, Rauno Aaltonen, Harry Kallstrom, Shekhar Mehta and Tony Fall. Richard Anthony ‘Tony’ Fall, a former car salesman from Bradford, was the young star of the BMC works team of the mid-1960s, achieving outright wins on five major international rallies in Mini Cooper S and Austin 1800. He subsequently drove for Lancia and Ford (6th on the London-Mexico Rally) and in 1970 was signed to the Datsun team. In a 240Z he won both the Welsh International (1971) and the Total Rally in South Africa (1972). After retiring from professional driving in 1974 he formed the Dealer Opel Team in the UK and later became motor sport manager for General Motors Europe. In 1992 he purchased the UK motor sport safety equipment company, Safety Devices. Tony died suddenly in Kenya, in December 2007, while assisting the organisers of the Historic Safari Rally. The Datsun 240Z offered for sale was built in 1997/8 by Martin Johnson to a specification similar to the original ‘works’ rally cars of the 1970s for Tony Fall to compete on historic rallies, and was driven on numerous British and European national and international events, including at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Tony Fall Datsun has most recently been in the care of BTR Preparations, of Castleford, West Yorkshire. Of unknown capacity, the engine incorporates a race camshaft; modified and polished cylinder head; high-compression racing pistons; correct specification carburettors; and an extractor exhaust manifold. The car is described by BTR as a ‘very torquey and strong unit when compared with fully modified 2.85-litre rally engines’. Replaced in January 2011, the clutch is an AP Racing twin-plate item while the gearbox is a very rare works-specification, close-ratio, five-speed synchromesh unit. The ‘box was fully serviced by Datsun preparation expert Laurence Evans (Star Motorsport, Coalville, Leicestershire) prior to its last event. Fitted with a limited slip differential, the rear axle has been up-rated with the stronger 280Z Tripode/Hookes joint sliding-spline half-shafts. The suspension struts incorporate Bilstein inserts with motor sport springs, appropriate for UK Historic Rally regulations and particularly for gravel and road use, while the anti-roll bars are original. The rear damper insert bodies have been modified to add grease nipples between the bushes, as ‘stiction’ was a ‘designed in’ problem with the rear strut. The geometry was last set for the 2007 Rally Britannia’s asphalt conditions. Tony Fall’s own steering, suspension geometry and friction reduction modifications are incorporated to improve ‘driveability’. The steering features a high-ratio rack with the front suspension modified to reduce bump steer and to rectify a lack of Ackerman geometry. (Both design faults of the original car.) The steering arm/bottom ball joint fixture (bolted to the strut base) is unique to this car. AP Racing discs and callipers provide stopping power at the front, while the rear disc brake conversion is of unknown make. Other noteworthy features include a Motorsport exhaust system, skidded appropriately; substantial sump, rear differential and fuel tank guards; and Safety Devices roll cage, fire extinguishers and seat belts. (The extinguishers will require servicing before the car can be used on an MSA event.) The car rolls on Japanese-made ‘works’ specification wheels and there are multiple sets of wheels and tyres suitable for various events. Rarely found Japanese homologation papers are included within the vast paperwork file. Currently prepared for British historic rallying with paperwork including RAC MSA documentation and copies of the original FIA homologation papers. Overall a very rare 240z with eligibility to important events backed up with significant history and paperwork. A rare find and perfect for the avid collector.
1973 Datsun 240 Z. For 95% original paint. Imported from California and in very original condition. The car runs, stops and shifts gear. This Datsun has the original 6 in line engine with manual transmission. This Datsun 240 Z hasn’t driven for about 16 years, so the car needs some attention. Thanks to the increase in value this is a very good investment. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.
--Red with Black interior piped Red and Black carpeting, Fully Restored, 2.4 liter 6-cylinder, 4-speed manual, Panasport wheels. The Datsun 240Z was Japan’s equivalent to Britain’s sporting Jaguar E-type. By the late 1960s Nissan had begun work in-house on a new sports car designed specifically with American drivers in mind. With superb styling, it became an instant hit and automotive icon. It was equipped with a 150 horsepower 2.4-liter single overhead camshaft straight-six cylinder, independent suspension and disc brakes. The 240Z was on par with or even superior to many of the best sports cars of the period. This 240Z was restored by well-known and respected Datsun Z restorers “The Z Farm” in the United Kingdom circa 2010. It was imported to the USA, has been collector owned and used sparingly since and has thus accumulated few miles since its restoration. A wonderfully presented, restored 240Z in extremely hard to find, superb condition throughout. Video walk-around and road test: https://youtu.be/OY1al_d7cNk
Datsun 280ZX 2,8 Equipment: Ekstrem fin og original bil California Import Originale hjul medfølger skal ses og opleves sælges Engros Prisen er ekskl reg afgift ca 18.000 kr
Datsun 280ZX 2,8 Turbo Equipment: Dansk Bil fra ny 1 Ejers bil Meget unik kun kørt 113.000 km dette unikke eksemplar skal opleves her er chancen for at erhverve et af 80 ernes Ikoner ring for info
2.8 litre overhead cam. Fuel injected 6 cylinder mated to 5 speed manual transmission. Ice cold a/c, factory dark glass T-Tops, power steering, power 4 wheel disc brakes, cruise control, dual power mirrors, factory AM-FM radio. This impeccable 1 owner California car has been garage kept and pampered since new as evidenced by the fact that it still wears most of its factory applied original paint that still glistens like new. The factory alloy wheels and gorgeous interior trimmings are equally impressive. Original spare tire and jack have never been used. All accessories work properly. Showing just 93,597 miles. The overall condition and originality speaks volumes of the care this sought after and collectible sports model has received over its 37 year life span, It is definitely the finest example to enter our showrooms in our 25 years of marketing collector cars. A true time capsule survivor. They are only original once! $24,500.00
(SOLD) This beautiful, unmolested vehicle is in excellent, original condition and would be a great addition to any Datsun enthusiast collection. It was well maintained, garage kept and is a solid, California car with only 2 owners. The paint and interior is all original and in very good condition. The brakes and suspension have been gone through and included new shocks, springs, sway bars and strut tower braces. The car received a major tune up and service, the carburetors were rebuilt and the cooling system has been serviced. The engine is in excellent condition and would serve well as a daily driver.
(SOLD) This Datsun Fairlady is a very original and complete classic, which makes it rare & collectable. The previous owner recently installed a brand new top and windshield, and has serviced and maintained the vehicle regularly. This Fairlady runs and drives well, and is a great candidate to improve the cosmetics as you go. The car is acceptable as a Driver “as is”; if you want to take it to a higher level, we recommend taking out the small dents that are easy to remove, repainting the car, and re-chroming the brite work. Some new carpeting and panel replacement would make the car really shine. This Datsun would make a great car if you are just starting a collection, or adding to your existing. It is economical to drive, and will continue to appreciate in value over time. *Classic Showcase has not performed any maintenance or any other automotive service to this vehicle.