It is no secret that Datsun-Nissan was inspired by the Jaguar E-Type when it was decided that a new sports car was needed to take on the American market. The Datsun 1600 and 2000 roadsters enjoyed moderate success in the US market, demonstrating Datsun could build a very capable competitor to the best of the British roadsters. Especially when compared with the MGB, the Datsun held the upper hand thanks to its 5-speed gearbox and 135 hp overhead cam engine. Loyal enthusiasts and particularly club racers knew the Datsun was the far superior car, though Japanese cars still faced negative attitudes in the US. When the Fairlady (known simply as the Roadster in North America) was due for replacement, Datsun decided to go all out and design a car aimed specifically at the critical North American market. The basic formula was that of a baby E-type with an elegant 2-seat body designed in-house by Yoshihiko Matsuo at the Nissan sports car design studio. A 2.4 liter, overhead cam inline-six was chosen along with four wheel independent suspension and front disc brakes. The resulting car was affordable, very pretty, could punch above its weight in terms of performance and had a build quality un
left-hand-drive 1973 datsun 240 z black 5-speed 1600cc alloy-wheels manual metallic restored
2310 Chaffee Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146, Missouri
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