×

Live updates appear to be disconnected

Click to refresh now

× Bidding has ended on this item.
View Listing Image

1971 Datsun 240Z

Winning Bid:
$37,300

Ends In:

1971 Datsun 240Z

Bid

1971 Datsun 240Z

Sold

1971 Datsun 240Z

Winning Bid: $37,300 (USD) by: boatnut

Ends In:

Auction Type:  Reserve

End Date:


Chassis/VIN:

HLS3015991

Location:

Concord, North Carolina

Odometer:

51,056 (Mi)

Lot Number:

9636274

Engine:

2.4L I6

Seller:

Dealer

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

Winning Bid: $37,300 (USD) by: boatnut

Auction Type:  Reserve

Ends In:

End Date:

Listing Views
9,881 Views

If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, an additional two minutes is added to ensure all bidders have a fair chance to bid. Bid carefully. The highest winning bidder will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Chassis/VIN:

HLS3015991

Location:

Concord, North Carolina

Odometer:

51,056 (Mi)

Lot Number:

9636274

Engine:

2.4L I6

Seller:

Dealer

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, an additional two minutes is added to ensure all bidders have a fair chance to bid. Bid carefully. The highest winning bidder will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Auction Resources
For this Vehicle, Calculate the Costs Of:

If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, an additional two minutes is added to ensure all bidders have a fair chance to bid. Bid carefully. The highest winning bidder will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Vehicle Story

This 1971 Datsun 240Z came from over 45-year ownership by a prior owner and was subject to a repaint over a largely rust-free, original body. An electronic PerTronix ignition system and an upgraded exhaust system have been added to the drivetrain, which is based around an L24 2.4-liter inline-six paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. Finished in New Sight Orange over a reupholstered black vinyl interior, this first-generation S30 240Z is now offered with an owner’s manual and a clear North Carolina title in the seller’s name.

Datsun’s first Z-car launched in 1969 on the S30 platform, and this example from two years later is considered a Series 1 based on design elements consistent with early models, including 240Z badging on the sail panels, a vertical rear defroster, and air vents on the rear hatch. This 240Z was subject to a respray in its original New Sight Orange in 2001 as part of a partial restoration at the time, and the resulting finish shows in good condition throughout although there is some cosmetic wear according to the seller. Brightwork includes chrome trim, a driver sideview mirror, bumpers with guards, badging, and window surrounds.

Machined alloy 14” wheels with color-keyed Z center caps are wrapped in Cornell 1000 tires with good tread life remaining. Suspension underpinnings up front are comprised of MacPherson struts with drag links, coil springs, and a sway bar. At the rear, handling is tasked by coil springs, Chapman struts, and telescopic dampeners. The braking system is power-assisted and features discs up front and drums in the rear.

The interior contains reupholstered black vinyl bucket seats which are color-matched to the door panels, dash, and replacement carpeting with floor mats. Some interior seals were replaced as part of the refurbishment, and the seller notes that the dash has two small cracks. Amenities include a wood-rimmed steering wheel with a Datsun-branded center hub, a factory AM sound system, and sound-deadening material in the rear cargo area.

Instrumentation is provided by full factory gauges with a 160-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, and gauges in the center stack for coolant temperature, oil pressure, voltage, and fuel level. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 51k miles, although true mileage on the chassis is unknown.

The numbers-matching L24 2.4-liter single-overhead camshaft inline-six has received an upgraded PerTronix electronic ignition system and features an aluminum head as well as dual SU-style carburetors. The original factory rating for this powerplant was 151 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. The exhaust system has been replaced according to the seller, and manufacturing placards are present on the engine itself and the passenger side shock tower to provide legitimacy to the originality of the powertrain. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transmission.

Photos showing the underside are available in the gallery.

The sale includes an owner’s manual.

Additional Photos

View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
View Listing Image
Comments & Questions

July 20, 2021
12:28 PM
Seller

@SpeedMcswain – Just to confirm it’s 151,000 miles??? It had 77,000 miles on it in 1977 from the log book! ...

That would be a great assumption since we don't have auto reports that we can run on vehicles older than 1981.

July 20, 2021
12:26 PM
Bidder

Just to confirm it’s 151,000 miles??? It had 77,000 miles on it in 1977 from the log book!

July 20, 2021
06:49 AM
Seller

@bobmare – hi,very nice car.what does the lever on the floor console behind the shift do? ...

Good morning! Just wanted to address the question about the lever behind the shifter. I'm confirming that it is a choke. Get your bids in because you don't want to miss out on this amazing find!! Thank you to everyone admiring, bidding and watching! Enjoy the final hours of our auction.

July 19, 2021
02:35 PM
Seller

@bobmare – hi,very nice car.what does the lever on the floor console behind the shift do? ...

Thank you! I believe it's a choke, but I can confirm tomorrow morning for you.

July 19, 2021
11:41 AM

hi,very nice car.what does the lever on the floor console behind the shift do?

July 19, 2021
08:39 AM
Seller

We just received the files of receipts and records from the previous owner of 45 years. These files will go with the sale and I have attached a few pics of them. Happy bidding!!

July 17, 2021
02:47 PM
Seller

@Bob51 – Are you able to further explain "largely rust-free, original body"? What was the extent of rust before repaint? What rust repairs were performed? Are there any signs of rust currently present? Thanks! ...

The gentleman that owns the vehicle now is not the person that restored it since he bought it from the prior owner of 45 years. It was repainted in 2001 and there are no signs of rust currently present even under the battery box.

July 17, 2021
12:21 PM

Are you able to further explain "largely rust-free, original body"? What was the extent of rust before repaint? What rust repairs were performed? Are there any signs of rust currently present? Thanks!

July 14, 2021
06:10 AM
Seller

Thanks everyone for a great start to our auction! Please let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!!

Load More Comments