1972 Datsun 240Z Same owner 43 years. Beautiful and ready to show or enjoying

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • Type: Fastback
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 90,000
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: 6 cylinder OHC
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Rear IRS
  • Interior color: White
  • Options: Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Loomis, California, United States


I own a restoration shop and this is a car I am selling for a customer. The man that owns it is simply too old to drive it any more. He bought it with 2000 miles on it in July of 1973 and the original California title still shows that. It is the square "Pink Slip" style. This car has never been out of California. He had it re-painted and upholstered in the early 1990's and it looks like it was finished last week. Extremely high end paint and detail to finish. The car is spectacular. I will list below what I see and know about this Datsun 240z.
Engine and Drivetrain... The mechanics have never been out of the car so what you are seeing is the original engine compartment. It is VERY clean and leaks nothing. There is some dirt in certain places from being driven 90 thousand miles. A couple of days would make it showable. The clutch, transmission, steering and brakes have no issues. I would have the carburetors rebuilt. They work fine and do not leak but I think it could run better if overhauled. It pops lean sometimes and has a little flat spot around 2200 RPM. Otherwise, completely drivable. The owner told me it uses about 1/2 a quart of oil between oil changes. Three thousand mile intervils.
The Body and Paint.... WoW! This car has been in California all it's life and it shows. There is not a spec of rust anywhere and it has never been in an accident. This is not just one of the finest Z's I have seen, it one of the finest cars I have seen. The 20 plus year old retoration is as near perfect as you can have. There are 4 pepper flake sized dings on the right side of the car that the "Dent Doctor" could take out without touching the paint. The man that painted the car had knees because there are no bald spots at the bottom edges of the body. Very showable and looking like it was 1972 again. A 10 out of a 10.
The Interior..... Here is where I am going to tell you about flaws. The clock does not work and the light that shows you the flashers are on has been pushed in a 1/4 inch and does not light. Everything else is 100%. Seats, carpeting, headliner, door panels, dashpad, gauges.. Like new.
The Glass.... All Nissan and perfect. Scratchless and no pits.
In the tool boxes behind the seats, everything is there as seen in the photos. .
If you are looking for one of the finest early Z's it is this one. Fun to drive, rocket to look at and needing almost nothing. By the way, I have the original wheels in the boxes that go with the car.
If you would like to see and drive the car, I am about 15 miles east of Sacramento up highway 80 going towards Reno, Nevada. Please call Bruce or Skyler at 916-652-6852 weekdays.

On Jun-23-16 at 12:01:59 PDT, seller added the following information:

Adding information to the ad...... The tires are Pirelli's and although in like new condition they were made in 1997. I would recommend a new set of tires before driving much.