The Datsun 240Z was the first Japanese sports car to be commercially successful internationally. It was the demonstration that Japan could build a fast, reliable and enjoyable car to drive and that Japan had become serious competition for European and American vehicles.
This car is an UK original, RHD original Datsun 240z. Its 1 of about 125 in the UK with about 50% of them being declared SORN.
The car was originally silver (see pictures for original condition) and was in need of restoration. I bought the car from a gentleman in the 240z club (Z Club) and continued to drive the car for 6-8 weeks, before deciding to take it off the road and complete a shell up restoration. This was a much longer process than original anticipated, taking a little over 3 years and sadly during that time circumstances changed quite drastically, hence the car being up for sale.
The restoration is completely documented with over 250 photos. The car has been completely stripped down, media blasted to reveal ALL the rust and everything was repaired, rewired, everything.
The car itself:-
* 2.4 Straight 6 Petrol Engine 150bhp
* 5 Speed Manual Transmission from a 280ZX
* Brand new Mishimoto radiator
* All new window rubbers
* All new rubbers and bushings
* Hilux brakes
* Flared arches
* 17" black Rota wheels to fill the arches with brand new tyres
* New black fender mirrors
* New black bumpers
* New black front spoiler
* Front strut brace
* Rear strut brace
* Clear front indicators
* Clear side indicators
* New front windscreen
* Brand new headlamps
The exterior is painted to a very high quality in Nissan GTR red!
Unfortunately due to the change in circumstances the car cannot be completed, however it is roadlegal and has a valid/current MOT.
The bad points:-
* the interior needs some work to complete the restoration (the seats need a refurb and the dash has a missing component)
* the doorcards need attention
* the front suspension has not settled to the correct height after being rebuilt (it sits high at the front)
I am sure I have forgotten stuff on the car, there was no expense spared on this restoration! The car is currently in storage in Horsham and the price is £25,000