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Datsun 260Z

Jonathan Kinghorn
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car description

Manufactured in Japan in 1973 this is an original UK RHD car first registered in August 1974 and is one of just a handful of surviving cars converted to Samuri specification. This particular car was actually owned and converted early in its life by Kevin Irons himself, a former partner of Spike Anderson at Samuri Conversions at Silverstone.
The car is finished in the correct colours of Nissan 110 red and Rootes Tango bronze metallic and has recently had the front and rear ‘Samuri’ script and white pin striping re-painted professionally by hand to ensure the vehicle retains the perfect period look.
Of course the vehicle has the usual Samuri additions which include a modified engine with a gas flowed cylinder head ,up-rated stage 2 fast road camshaft, triple Weber 40 DCOE carburetors, sports manifold and exhaust system Also upgrades such as four piston Wilwood Superlite front brakes and coil over suspension, along with a Mishimoto alloy radiator and S14a gearbox conversion make this car drive and handle superbly, more than capable of keeping up with modern traffic and surprising many with its performance.
The body work is in excellent order with some slight patina adding to the cars fantastic authenticity and the car’s fuel tank was replaced in 2014. All clocks and gauges are in perfect working order and whilst it cannot be guaranteed to be correct, the speedometer reads just over 27,000 miles with MOT’s back to the early 90’s showing each annual mileage.
The interior is in excellent original condition with the correct period Hitachi radio fitted and the addition of an extremely rare genuine Nissan Nismo 10th anniversary steering wheel sourced directly from Japan which complements the sporty handling of the car with its slightly reduced diameter.
Also fitted are rare painted and polished JDM Enkei 15 x 8 Alloy wheels adding to the period feel of the vehicle. Tyre’s are as new.
The car has been owned and improved by myself over several years, including a full engine overhaul 2 years ago by a professional specialist in historic road and rally cars to keep the car in peak condition. When completed this was rolling road tested showing over 200bhp so it goes as well as it sounds!
Currently with an agreed insurance value of £55,000 today the car comes with much recent history and as a 1973 build is eligible for historic road fund licence.
The car completed a trip to the Le Mans Classic in July and covered over 1,000 miles without a hitch.
I would ask that genuinely interested buyers contact me on 07914 380833 to arrange a mutually convenient time to view the car.

key Facts

  • Ad ID
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Datsun > 260Z
  • Vehicle sub type
  • Colour
  • Fuel type
  • Gear type
  • Year
  • Mileage
    27000 mi
  • First Reg. Date
    Aug 1974
  • MOT expiry
    Sep 2017
  • Power
    200 hp
  • Doors
  • Seats
  • Engine Size
  • Engine Model
Jonathan Kinghorn
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Kendal, Cumbria

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