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1969-1978 DATSUN 260Z specifications


Despite adding power and equipment to the mix, the Datsun 260Z has always lived in the shadow of its older brother. Two-seat models looked as good as the original, but the introduction of the 2+2 with 12-inch longer wheelbase and reprofiled roofline diluted appeal despite being a lot more useful. Performance for the two-seater car is similar to the 240Z’s, and because prices are lower, they are excellent value. Sold half as many as the first Z-car, and survival rate is shocking in the UK – mainly because like all ’70s Datsuns, it rusts appallingly.

Production

  • Production:
    See 240Z
  • Price at launch:
    £2,896
  • Price (excellent)
    £9,000
  • Price (good):
    £7,000
  • Price (average):
    £3,500
  • Price (project):
    £1,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.1secs
  • Top speed:
    115.0mph
  • Power:
    162.0bhp
  • Torque:
    152.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    24.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

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

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4140mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2300mm
  • Width:
    1626mm
  • Height:
    1283mm
  • Weight:
    1164kgs

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