1971 Datsun 240Z 2 Door Coupe

Stock #P5116
Body Style
5 Speed Manual
cylinders 2.8L I6
··· 019730
Not Specified
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Located in our Pleasanton showroom, this one-of-a-kind 1971 Datsun 240Z is a car that will turn heads and perform with the best of them. Our current owner has had the car for 15 years, and as a master technician with a shop locally here in Northern California has built and tuned this car to near-perfection.

Here is a list of how this car has been put together, after being stripped down to its bare bones:


  • The body is of a rust-free "Z" with a production date of January, 1971
  • Painted Ford Performance Orange, with a Porsche white stripe...paintjob is approximately 12 years old
  • New "European" bumpers
  • Halogen headlights
  • PIAA dual driving and floodlights
  • European taillights
  • New OE door panels
  • New center console
  • New carpet set
  • 4-point roll bar loop
  • New full-dash skin
  • New dash light bulbs
  • New heater core, hoses and valve
  • New glove box insert
  • New painless spade-type fuse box(with flashers and relays) and diagram
  • Fuel psi gauge
  • 160 MPH speedometer
  • AM/FM CD stereo
  • Re-covered Recaro seats
  • OE headliner in near-perfect condition
  • OE visors in near-perfect condition
  • New Hella side door mirrors
  • Nearly flawless rubber door and window molding
  • New window slide and runner felt
  • Deep tint on three rear windows
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel, covering the OE wood wheel
  • New door latches
  • Coated fuel tank*SUSPENSION:
  • Koni 1" lower spring set
  • Koni 3-way rear struts
  • Tokico front 5-way struts
  • 1 1/16" front sway bar
  • 1" rear sway bar
  • Heim joint torsion bar ends
  • Toyo Proxes RA1 tires
  • Racing full-ceramic front brake pads
  • OE Rear brake shoes
  • Brembo rear OEbrake drums
  • New urethane sway bar, steering rack and steering shaft bushings
  • Titanium English racing rims
  • R200 280Zx differential

  • 2.8 liter 280ZX long block, rebuilt 15k miles ago, estimated HP at over 250

  • Engine balanced to 10,000 RPM, block de-burred

  • Turbo oil pump

  • Closed chamber E31 head, ported and polished, matched to intake

  • 2.8 liter valvles

  • Crane medium lift cam

  • 280ZX turbo valve train

  • New TWM fuel injection, side draft with OE oil filter

  • Holley 4Di injection management, PC programmable and comes with laptop for that purpose

  • Full electronic timing and knock control

  • Custom HEI distributor

  • Holley inhalator multi-spark coil

  • Holley fuel pump

  • 6-in-to-2 header, 3" pipes back to glass packs, in to 3-chamber Flowmaster exhaust

  • New 3-core radiator

  • New water pump

  • New 120 amp 280ZX alternator with built-in regulator

  • 12k miles on Robello-built 5-speed 280ZX turbo transmission

  • Short shifter

  • All three drive shafts, balanced with new joints

  • Engine, differential and transmision mounts date to 1998

In short, this is an impeccably-built and tuned original "Z" car that has been updated and upgraded to produce a magnificent machine capable of go-kart handling and amazing performance on the track or just turn heads driving around town, without any changes required to do either. The time and money invested in this car would suggest a much higher price tag than it carries...and as the saying goes, we do not expect it to be in our inventory for very long!

Legal Disclosures: Specialty Sales Classics has advertised and sold thousands of classic cars since our founding in 1978. We strongly encourage any and all buyers who are unable to view the vehicle in-person to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection (by an independent party of their choosing) prior to the purchase. Given the age of many of our vehicles, it is extremely difficult to adequately describe all aspects of each vehicles condition in the limited space available and we have learned that these Pre-Purchase Inspections are helpful to all parties involved.

The information presented for this vehicle is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed as a basis of purchase. The Buyer should make a thorough, independent inspection and investigation of the vehicle prior to purchase.

4321 First Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
4321 First Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566