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1972 DATSUN 240Z For Sale

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  • £57,948 As stated
  • 1972
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Price £57,948 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Datsun
Model 240Z
  240z coupe coupe
Year 1972
Mileage 15,999 miles
Country UK
Telephone 01708 573782
Status Trade
Date 29-Sep-2020
Ref C1271082
This example is a rare original Super Samuri one of just 75 built. First registered in June 1972, the car shortly after found its way into Spike Andersons workshop to be subjected to the transformation. Following its Samuri conversion, the car was regularly used for many years before, like so many cars of its era, it was left to languish in a corner and all but forgotten. However, the car had not been forgotten by the Samuri Register and fairly recently was rediscovered and rescued. It was now in safe hands and was then subject to a complete restoration by the team at the Z Farm who have possibly restored more original Samuris then anyone else. The complete nut and bolt restoration took over a year to complete with all mechanical parts either new or reconditioned and no stone was left unturned in finishing the rest of the car as it would have been in period. The result, as you can see, is one of the finest examples in the UK. A detailed photographic history is present showing each stage of the comprehensive restoration, and a copy of the all-important authentication from Spike Anderson. The Datsun 240Z, (latterly the 260Z and 280Z) was the first generation of 'Z' two-seat coups, produced by Nissan in Japan from 1969 to 1978. Its dramatic looks owed a considerable amount to a 1960's styling concept drawn by Count Albrecht Goertz for Datsun, presumably at a time when they were considering ways to break into the European sports car market. The 240Z was powered by a lusty 2.4-litre, straight six, overhead cam engine developing around 150bhp resulting in a 0-60 time of 8 seconds and a top speed of 125mph. A five-speed manual gearbox was standard and the car featured independent suspension all round with MacPherson struts at the front and Chapman links at the rear. Rack and pinion power steering and front disc brakes meant that the 240Z was a thoroughly modern package. In the 70s, 240Zs were hot property everywhere, and given that the car's drivetrain was heavily based on the 510 saloons used widely in motorsport, it was only a matter of time before Zs (or the 24ounce as they were frequently called) came under the scrutiny of those companies that like to modify the road going products of mass manufacturers. One of the most notable of these was the Samuri Motor Company, who in the early 70s, built modified 240 and 260Zs for sale as turnkey offerings. One such was Spike Anderson. Having trained at Broadspeed in the 1960s working on Minis and Anglias, he went on to set up his own business called Race Head Services and one of the first cars to benefit from his experience was a humble Datsun 1200 from which he managed to extract 105bhp! This was the first car to carry the "Samuri" name, a deliberate mis-spelling as the 'Samurai' trade name was not available. Having bought a standard 240Z, it wasn't long before the Z was taken apart and put together faster. Very much faster. A UK car magazine published a glowing review of Spike's personal car, and the next thing he knew the Samuri Motor Company was born, offering modified Zs and performance parts to the buying public. Spike and the Samuri name are also notable for the all-conquering, "Big Sam" 240Z full race car, but that is a story for another day. Our sales executive Oliver can be reached Directly via Telephone as-well as WhatsApp Messaging by using the telephone no: the details below to discuss part exchange valuations, purchase options & a remote / Touch free delivery/handover. ------ Please call us to Confirm which of our Essex Showrooms your desired vehicle is located at before travelling to see us, Everyone of Our Cars Goes Through Our In House Work Shop Prior to Sale by Our Fully Qualified and Experienced Technicians - Buy with Confidence, Mileage Subject to Change as Stock Rotates Between Showrooms Confirm Mileage at Time of Purchase. For up to 40 images of this vehicle and an Instant Finance Quote please view - details above or Contact Our In House Funding Specialist for a Personalised Quote, We are also good buyers of all prestige, Sports and 4x4 vehicles Especially those with Body Kit Styling Conversions by the likes of Kahn, Overfinch, Lumma, Hawke, Revere, Onyx, Aspire, Tank, Urban, Evolved, Exclusive, Stealth Pack, Ultimate Styling, Bespoke Bodykit etc so why not give us a call for a price on yours, Please Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, Thank You, - details above
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