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1972 Datsun 240Z #s matching complete Texas project sports car Nissan/Datsun

For sale: 1972 Datsun Z-Series 240 Z

Technical specifications

Item location:
Terrell, Texas, United States
240 Z
Engine size:
L24 Inline-6
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Air Conditioning
Drive type:
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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1972 Datsun 240Z

Project Z - #'s Matching


DATSUN 240Z VIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofCzK8wgqaQ


Original L-24 Engine - VIN Stamped #'s Matching Block - Twin SU Carburetors - MotorSport Z Rebuilt Distributor

Original 3-Speed Automatic Transmission - verified shifting

Original Woodgrain Steering Wheel & Horn Button

Z MotorSports 240Z carpeting kit new in box

Correct Radiator from MotorSport Z (rebuilt)

Rebuilt front disc brakes - replaced master cylinder, alipers, oft lines, rake booster

Rebuilt Front Suspension - replaced ball joints, ie rod ends, way bar bushings, truts, -Frame bushings

Original Bucket Seating - 2-tone seat covers

Original Dash & Gauges

Original Center Console, oor panels, eadliner

Original Front & Rear Bumpers

Original Steel Wheels, ubcaps & New B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A tires x 4

Factory Air Conditioning (ARA) - Intact and was fully functional

Rear Defrost

All Original Glass Intact Front to Back

All Original Body Panels & Flooring, rame Rails, runk Pan, ore Support, nner Fenders, ood, atch

I found this rare 1972 Datsun 240Z here in the Dallas, exas area from a long-time owner/driver approximately 4 years ago. The car was stored for 10 years prior. In 2013 I got the car running and driving, ompleting a brake and suspension rebuilt. The original engine was smoking under acceleration so I decided it was time to do a standard rebuilt. I was running a Clifford intake and 4bbl. careburetor, utIhave the twin SU carburetors & intake setup and boxed it up along with the breather assembly. I unbolted the exhaust manifold. This was as far as I got to pulling the engine. This is a complete rolling project. I have a newborn baby so my focus is now elsewhere. This is a great project that will make a very nice early Z. Bid early and often, might add a buy it now price at any time.

This car displays one older repaint in red, ou can see much of the original Flame Orange paint throughout, specially in the interior. The fenders, ood, nd hatch line upstraight. The core support is also straight, ne of the things that drew me to this car for a complete restoration. I wanted a straight car that wasn't wrecked. I also have the clean and clear Texas title in my name.

The original VIN plate is in place along with the original engine & body identification plate and door plate, ll matching up, ncluding the original engine, ll points to consider in a premium restoration project. These Datsun 240Z cars are becoming increasingly hard to find in this restorable condition. It amazes me what some people start with when they do a restoration. This is a very solid base, ully rolling and steering.

The spare tire carrier is in excellent condition, isplaying original sheetmetal throughout. The shock towers show original vinyl. I ripped up the carpeting to expose the original sheetmetal.

The lower outer quarter panels are intact left and right. The original gas tank is intact. The exhaust system and muffler were recently replaced as well. The tail lights and tail light panel are intact as is the wiring.

The interior is complete. I pulled the carpeting up in the floorboards, evealing a solid original driver's floor pan and some holes in the passenger side front floor.

The dash is original with two cracks, epairable. All of the original gauges are intact and were functional when I was driving the car earlier this year with exceptional of the tachometer. The tachometer is in place, ut was not working.

The original door data plate is intact. The door undersides are in excellent condition.

The upholstery is in fair condition, eft and right seats. These are original bucket seats that had upholstery done in the 1990s. The center console is intact as well, long with the transmission and shifter assembly. I drove the car prior to the aforementioned work and confirmed the transmission to shift through reverse, st, nd and 3rd without slippage.

The undercarriage displays original flooring throughout. The frame rails are also original, lthough I cleaned them up and repainted them. I was going to eventually patch the passenger floor pan and then undercoat it all. The rocker panels are solid and original left and right. There is some minor rust on the lower front section of the driver's door, hotographed.

The original hood is straight and in great shape. The bumpers are also straight and usable as is or would look great with a professional re-chrome job, hat I planned to do.The rubber bumper pieces are intact throughout too. I was going to replace all of these pieces with NOS parts. They are still available.

I completely removed and rebuilt the front suspension. The A-arms were removed, edia blasted and refinished, ew bushings installed. The ball joints have been replaced. The sway bar was removed, efinished and new bushings installed. The steering rack was removed, leaned, nd reinstalled with new tie rod ends. The springs were removed and new struts installed left and right. I have a new set of shocks for the back that are included but have not been installed. The original steel is intact throughout the suspension mounting points, ommon rust areas on Z cars.

The battery tray is intact as well and solid.

The inner fenders and core support metal is straight left and right, o signs of collision or repair here.

I last drove this car last summer. The car drove straight down the road, ust smoked when it warmed up, eld good oil pressure and good power. The transmission and steering felt great. I did rebuild the front suspension so this was to be expected. Here are a host of additional photos of any imperfections I can find on the car. This is an overall solid 240Z and will make an excellent project. I am truly sad I am not able to finish it. This is my personal project car! Feel free to contact me with any questions. I am selling this Z with a LOW RESERVE PRICE, ON'T MISS OUT. - Sam

Although there is some isolated rust on the outer skin of the hatch area, hotographed above, his did not rust through as you can see. This is the original orange paint and metal around the tail light areas.


The winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours close of auction to proceed with payment and delivery arrangements or we reserve the right to sell to another bidder.


The winning bidder must submit a $500.00 deposit within 48 hours close of auction unless other arrangements have been made with us ahead of time. Again, all or email during or at close of auction.


Our preferred payment method is bank wire transfer for your safety and ours. We also accept bank cashier's check or approved 3rd party financing. Please be sure to have full payment or approved financing in place before making your final bid. Although we sell worldwide, ll funds must be paid in U.S. dollars only. Again, ust contact us with any questions. Payment is to be received in full within 5 business days close of auction. Payment is to be finalized prior to the vehicle leaving our dealership.


You will be responsible for tax, itle, nd license fees in your state of purchase. I have this car's clean and clear Texas title in my name and will provide you with a proper bill of sale and title


The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. We can refer you to a number of local, ational and worldwide shipping companies. We will work with you on shipping and provide indoor storage until transportation is arranged. We have helped ship our cars all over the United States and the world, ncluding Australia, ermany, orway, weden, elgium, Mexico, razil, inland, apan,and Canada.


This special interest / classic vehicle is being sold with no warranty expressed or implied either written or verbal. Although every effort is made on our part to accurately describe a vehicle for you, he ultimate responsibility is with the buyer. We will entertain and encourage professional or3rd party inspections when arrangements are made. We can also refer you to reputable inspection companies that provide a very thorough inspection service. These are classic and or speciality cars, professional inspection is highly recommended. We, he seller, ill make every effort to disclose any known defects with the vehicle. Again, ontact us with any questions. View our 100% positive customer feedback and bid with 100% confidence.

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