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1969-1978 DATSUN 240Z specifications


Here’s where it all began. The first in what has become the world’s best sports car line, the Datsun 240Z had success written all over it from day one. The looks were spot on, thanks to styling input from Albrecht Goertz, and performance from its rorty straight-six was ample. Being a Datsun, reliability was a given, but the agile (if tail-happy) handling was a pleasant surprise. During its five year run, over 150,000 were produced, but survivors are now seriously appreciating. Rust has been its main enemy, so be careful when buying.

Production

  • Production:
    622,649 (inc 260Z)
  • Price at launch:
    £2,288
  • Price (excellent)
    £12,000
  • Price (good):
    £9,000
  • Price (average):
    £5,000
  • Price (project):
    £2,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.3secs
  • Top speed:
    125.0mph
  • Power:
    161.0bhp
  • Torque:
    198.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    24.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4140mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2305mm
  • Width:
    1626mm
  • Height:
    1283mm
  • Weight:
    1025kgs

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