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.
A fully restored, left hand drive early 240Z with a 280Z engine and 5-speed gearbox. HISTORY Imported from San Jose California USA in late 2015 as a genuine dry-state car fully sorted mechanically with a rust free but poor condition body. Imported by famed Z specialist MZR Roadsports in Bradford and sold to me as it was considered too good for their nut and bolt restoration process. We stripped the car to bare metal, removed all glass and painted the whole car in Ferrari Maranello Red as it was the closest match to the original Nissan red. Many thousands of pounds were spent at the Z Store in the USA on all body jewelry, almost all of the interior parts (including very expensive door cards), new professionally fitted seat covers, UK style bumpers, UK rear lights and front spoiler. We fitted brand new Toyo tyres to the mint condition Panasport alloy wheels and it’s recently had a new battery. The car is fully UK registered and has a current MOT until 21 June 2018, and is tax free. ENGINE GEARBOX AND BRAKES The 2.8 litre straight 6 engine runs sweetly and the 5-speed gearbox is slick and precise and a real boon for modern driving. Brakes are positive and pull the car up without issue. Exhaust is excellent all the way through with a brand new, correct tailpipe. CONDITION Almost as-new paintwork all-round, perfect wheels, fantastic interior with many many new parts, flawless chrome, new badges, trim, bonnet hinges, new rubber kit (every rubber and seal is new) new spare wheel, tyre and wood cover, new carpets and sound deadening, original glass in good condition. CONTACT US We are 30 seconds from junction 2a off the M26 and 5 minutes from junction 2 off the M20. Viewing strictly by appointment. Call us ANYTIME on 07711 645 465 to view or for a friendly chat. Part exchange considered. Credit and debit cards accepted. All our cars are prepared to the highest standards and can be viewed in our brand new fully lit unit, day or night. £29,750
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.
*SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A dazzling Datsun 240Z with an incredible 56,622 miles and two owners from new. EQUIPMENT Steel unit body, safety glass, front and rear air spoilers, fully instrumented padded dash, 160mph speedometer, 8000rpm tachometer, fuel gauge, water temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, ammeter, 3-speed heater/defroster, heated window, electric aerial, push-button self-seeking radio, cigar lighter. Dealer fit: Frigitte air-conditioning. EXTERIOR Astonishingly this sleek Datsun 240Z has never been restored and wears its factory Monte Carlo Red paint, (Code 905), with pride. The graceful distinctive lines still look contemporary today and draw admiration from onlookers. Minor marks and chips to the 47 year old body pale into insignificance when desirable originality is discovered. A deep shine to the paintwork from continual garage storage and amazing chrome work and bright trim will enable immediate enjoyment on the show circuit. Close scrutiny will even reveal factory spot welds to the wheel arches and sills along with small compressions to the wing tops from elbows during servicing. Purists will be thrilled to see an exposed underside in body colour with 56,000 miles of use but no corrosion or underseal. The glass still has the Nissan vehicle emission sticker attached. Remarkable in all respects. INTERIOR Contoured adjustable high-back bucket seats with built-in headrests and ventilation buttons are finished in Black vinyl and remain in perfect condition. Black carpeting has been protected by genuine Datsun rubber floor mats and incredibly all the diamond patterned trim to the foot wells, transmission tunnel and boot area is undamaged. The sports wood-effect steering wheel has discoloured with age and all instrumentation including the Jeco electric clock, self-seeking push-button radio and electric aerial function. The glove box still has the vehicle data sticker and key no sticker. The stainless steel Datsun sill covers to both sides and vehicle identification plate to the door shut remains attached. The large boot area is factory original even retaining the plywood spare wheel cover, luggage straps and toolkit all in pristine condition. Utterly fabulous. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The in-line 6-cylinder 2393cc engine with twin Hitachi carburettors produces 150bhp at 5600rpm which propels the car effortlessly to 60mph in 9 seconds and a top speed of 125mph. Stunning originality from the unpainted orange air box with factory stickers to the Paint Code sticker on the front cross member are amazing testaments to the unmolested character of this rare survivor. A light and easy to use 4-speed gearbox with perfect ratios and near 50/50 weight distribution enhances the experience. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Distinctive and attractive wheel trims proudly displaying the ‘D’ emblem are virtually unmarked and again have escaped the popular alloy wheel replacement. All four wheels are shod in matching Michelin Harmony 195/70 R14 tyres. Incredibly the spare wheel still wears the factory supplied white-wall Pirelli Cinturato CN75! Fail-safe stopping power with a dual hydraulic braking system and power front disc brakes and Al-Fin drums at the rear for positive braking in any weather. HISTORY FILE This thrilling Z-Car is a remarkable survivor with a verified ownership record of just two individuals. Purchased on the 16th June 1971 by Richard E Friese, an Air Force pilot then stationed at Robins Air Force Base Georgia who remained the custodian for 43 years! The Certificate of Title present in the history file along with a personal letter to the only other owner and UK resident, Mr Christopher Roberts, confirms the transfer of this special car took place in July 2014. Mr Friese writes an account of how he managed to acquire the car and jump the long waiting lists by having a lunch appointment with the owner of the Datsun Dealer in Cochran Georgia and bringing along a cold six pack of beer! Mr Friese gives a fascinating account of how the 240-Z was only a second car covering low miles while he was based at various locations including RAF Brize Norton when he was a Navigator/Bombardier in Strategic Air Command. At the age of 80 the decision was made to sell the car. The second owner wanted the very best, lowest mileage unrestored example money could buy and was delighted to acquire this prime example. Magazine featured on two separate occasions and now available to a lucky third custodian wanting the pure unadulterated Datsun experience. MOT August 2018, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please copy the link below: https://youtu.be/X7VmoTFzRb0 To see a complete set of photographs of this car please copy the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmaFzMrA 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars
--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
(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.