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1971 Datsun 240Z

Series I





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I6 2.4L
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ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY DOCUMENTED SERIES I 240Zs IN EXISTENCE. ONE OF THE LAST PRODUCED. DOCUMENTED ONE OWNER. DEALERSHIP MAINTAINED SINCE NEW, INCLUDING RECENT MECHANICAL REFRESHING DONE AT THE DEALERSHIP. 375 PHOTOS AVAILABLE. The most well documented example available. Every receipt all the way back to when the original owner placed the order for the car from the selling dealership is included in the sale. This complete car is the ideal candidate for restoration as all parts are retained and little will need to be sourced. This is a very very late production Series I (produced after the 01/1971 cutoff date as documented) and is noted by Datsun historians to be among the very last of the Series I's produced. This 1971 Datsun 240Z is an unrestored example that remained with its original owner in longterm climate-controlled storage from 1990 until late 2016. Powered by its numbers-matching 2.4-liter inline-six paired to a 4-speed manual gearbox, the car was completed in February 1971 and was one of the final Series 1 240Zs built. This example was purchased new in Colorado before moving to Texas in 1981, where it was retitled by the original owner. Freshening of its fuel and ignition systems has since been performed along with other work detailed in the service receipts. Modifications are limited to period dealer-installed accessories and the car comes with extensive documentation from new, photographs of which are included in a image gallery of nearly 400 photos. The car is sold with a bill of sale and a clean Texas title. Early Z features include C-pillar badging as well as twin hatch vents and a vertical rear-window defroster. Dealer-installed items include side moldings, front and rear bumper bars, and Appliance deep-dish aluminum mesh wheels. Brand new tires were just installed. Original windshield wipers remain but are missing their blades, and rubber seals have expired throughout. The comprehensive set of photos documents condition of brightwork, lenses, badging, hardware, and Nissan-etched glass. A stock look is retained inside with pebbled vinyl seats and diamond-pattern liners along with a factory three-spoke wheel, wood shift knob, and Hitachi AM radio. A dealer-installed ARA air conditioning system is also present. Age is shown through tears in the seat bottoms, splits in the dash, and wear in the carpets, which are lifted to reveal floor panels in both the passenger compartment and cargo areas. Factory gauges include an early speedo that starts at 20 mph as well as a five-digit odometer indicating just under 23k miles, which is assumed inaccurate due to mechanical limits which is also reflected in the service records. A full-sized factory spare is present under the cargo floor. The 2.4-liter inline-six is original per the chassis tag and included sales documentation, and photos show it is fitted with an E31 cylinder head. The engine and 4-speed manual transmission were reportedly filled with military-spec fluids before storage in a bid toward longterm preservation. All have since been replaced with fresh fluids including engine oil, brake, and clutch hydraulic fluid, as well as transmission and differential oils. The engine stamping can be seen in the included gallery. Recent mechanical freshening has been performed by a Datsun specialist using globally-sourced NOS parts. Fuel system work included adjustment of the twin Hitachi carburetors, removal and resealing of the fuel tank, and replacement of the fuel lines, pump, and filter. The oil pan has been replaced and the ignition system has been cleaned and given a new coil and battery. The engine has five-plus hours of run time since the work was performed and is now said to start quickly when cold, even after several days of idle time. Surface corrosion is noted on the undercarriage, which is extensively photographed including close-ups of aff

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