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1978 Datsun 260z S30 UK RHD Manual RestoMod Orange For Sale

18.05.2019- Price reduced, I've now applied for historic log book which will arrive shortly and the car is already taxed for free.

Hi,

For sale is my Datsun 260z, 62k miles, UK right hand drive classic car. There are only a handful of these remaining being a low mileage, manual, tastefully modified example. The Z has been restored (2015-2018) in a variety of areas but as with age it will need further work (Can be driven locally but for distant travel would need to be recovered).

About:
Year: 1978 (Mot and Tax exempt from April 2019)
Mileage: 62000
Mot: 06.2019 (Exempt after)
Hpi: Clean
4 owners

Engine/Gearbox:
L26 162bhp straight six OHC engine with twin 240z Hitachi carbs. Very low mileage and has had a lot of maintenance done recently. The engine is believed to be original, unopened and only well maintained.
-240z Carbs
-Uprated top of the range Pertronix II flamethrower ignition system
-Uprated 6-2-1 exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe
-Original muffler coated in high temp resistive paint (Great sound, not loud)
-Fully serviced with new oil, spark plugs, fuel filter, silicon tubes and various other maintenance.

5 Speed manual gearbox with R200 diff
Recent clutch, release bearing and input shaft bearing+oil+ gearbox housing recoat.

Suspension/Breaks:
The whole suspension has been taken off and recoated with uprated polybushings and new parts fitted. The brake system has also been rebuilt and improved.
-Fully undercoated
-Poly bushings everywhere
-Braided brake lines
-Uprated brake master
-4 piston Hilux front break swap
-Rebuilt rear breaks

Exterior:
Window out respray in gorgeous original Orange Metallic with personal touches to make the car unique.
-Private plate included
-Custom built front end with headlight covers, US supplied lip, custom grill with hidden indicators behind it, functional air scoop on the bonnet
-Debumpered rear with original ducktail spoiler
-Window frames painted black
-Most of the window seals have been replaced
-Wide arch
-Custom small door mirrors
-R16 Genuine Imagine 3-piece split staggered alloy wheels perfectly suited for a wide arch Z. 8 and 9j. 245 back 205 front.

Interior:
Low mileage black leather/fabric interior with a few reversible personal touches. Generally very good for the age.
-The dashboard is in great condition with no cracks
-All the dials function
-Very rare brand new old stock 1970 Astrali leather steering wheel
-Original head unit
-Real cow headliner, door trims and gear shifter surround (reversible and I was planning to redo in a matching classic fabric)


History:
Service history will be replaced with History.

New-2005
A doctor purchased this car from a UK dealership and carefully looked after it with a variety of hard to read (not the first time :D) notes made in an original service manual with various work carried out and concourse show win in the 80ies. Believed to be undersealed and garage for the whole period with minimal usage.

2005-2015
In this short time the car has undergone the famous modifying craze and gained alof of filler but was minimally used.

2015-2018
Purchased by a Uni maths teacher who removed the whole bodykit and found a shell that was really good for the age as the filler helped save the metal. Needed parts like the bonnet were purchased and the whole car has undergone a 3 year restoration with many parts ordered from US, or custom CNC lathed. Window out respray in original colour has saved the car from scrapyard and it was MOTed and used for a few shows (Original advert as long as this available+ tons of pictures)

09.2018- now
I am a keen enthusiast and have a variety of 90ies JDM cars. This car has been a long time goal for me for which I swapped my 600bhp Supra. I kept further perfecting it with gearbox servicing, polished, waxed and kept under a cover. Sadly I rarely find time for this beautiful car and feel I rather sell it to be able to complete my other big projects. I only use it for shows and occasional days out which is a bit of a shame + she would feel best in a garage where you can perfect the remaining issues and have a unique classic investment/show stopper.

Faults:
Even though the car has had a huge list of work done, it’s 40 years old and I rather be honest and detailed not to waste our time.
-Carbs need further tuning, I purchased a special SU carb adjustment/balancing tool but the rear carb needs one of the seals replaced (available online)
-Bodywork has some age ware but still looks amazing. Front fenders have slight hairline stars due to initial fitment. Passenger side rear fender has a small defect.
-Speedometer works but does not illuminate
- Heater is stuck on cold, haven’t investigated, might just need a cable or switch?

Mainly due to the carb I don’t drive it much but can be driven back if you are local. I prefer preventative maintenance but don’t have the time and knowledge how to work on carbs and my mechanic is fully restoring my classic Honda CRX (140 miles away, good labour is worth the travel) which would only allow me to start work on this car by summer.


Overall this car has great potential to be one of the nicest 2+2 models and requires an enthusiastic owner to fully enjoy and further perfect this Japanese classic.

I am ideally after a cash sale to feed my other car/house projects but will consider a p/x swap for something newer with cash my way


Priced: £17.000

Located: Southampton



Price £17000 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Datsun
Model 260Z
Year 1978
Mileage 62,000 miles
Country UK
Region Hampshire
Town SOUTHAMPTON
Telephone 07400 930839
Status Private
E-mail
Date 18-May-2019
Ref C1112883
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