Datsun 240z Race Car
1973 Datsun 240z Race Car.
The provenance with this car has to be seen, its had an amazing history of racing in the USA and Europe with many many wins.
Completed in 1973 from new straight from the showroom in Oklahoma the build on this car originally was very impressive, and it competed with great success in SCCA sanctioned events in period all across the Mid west US.
The car moved to California in the early 80's and was upgraded to GT2 spec.
In the 30's and 90's this car competed in California, often on pole and making podium finishes. It is during this period the car was developed further within the GT2 rules.
This included; fitting a 2.8 lite engine being installed further back in the chassis, and fully adjustable wishbone suspension being added with big brakes.
She arrived in the UK in 2015 and had a maior overhaul with no part being untouched.
For the 2021 season this car benefited from extensive work and upgrades; included a fire extinguisher service, new foam filled fuel tank, gearbox and diff rebuild with cooling, new MSD ignition, new Weber carbs, cam shaft and an adjustable cam wheel.
A special car that represents amazing value for money for the type of historic racing she can compete in.
Spec highlights include:
We have folders that go with the car with the full history of the vehicle as well as a folder full of receipts, magazine feature and more.
- A period correct 2.8 litre engine high spec, dynoed at 237bhp originally by Dave Robello.
- E88 head by Slover, Carillo rods and lightened crank 12:1 compression
- Zircotec Ceramic coated headers
- Circa 900kg race weight
- Triple Webber carbs
- Recent (2021) gearbox and diff rebuild - which included fitting a new Kaaz 1.5 LSD for improved braking and acceleration
- Rose jointed fully adjustable Wishbone suspension
- Acid dipped body shell with fibreglass wing, bonnet and boot.
- MSD ignition
- Diff cooling with Tilton pump
- Floating, vented disc brakes, with four pot calipers
- Recent foam filled aluminium fuel tank
- . New Battery
- Lots of spares including wets with wheels, spacers and brakes
- Successful car, with documented history of wins and qualifying.
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