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1969 Unique & sensatinal datsun 240z For Sale

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  • £69,500 As stated
  • 1969
  • Kidlington
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Price £69,500 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Datsun
Model 240Z
Year 1969
Mileage 9,500 miles
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Town Kidlington
Telephone 01843 306347
Seller's phone number is protected behind a forwarding service
Status Private
Date 24-Oct-2020
Ref C1280219
1969 Datsun 240z (LHD) 888 JXT  Vin No: HLS30-00059  Engine Number: L24 2204
Length: 4.18m. Width: 1.63m. Height: 1.6m. Weight: 1,050 kg. First reg: Canada november 1969

After the 1969 car was imported into the UK from Canada, in 2010, the car was rebuilt, to our order, by Duncan Pearcey of “The Z Farm”, to its ‘marathon rally specification’. At that time, the original bodywork was in a lamentable state and had to be replaced. In 2012, after the car’s successful completion of the 16,000 kms “La Gira Andina” rally in South America, it was substantially rebuilt again, by Duncan Pearcey. He also reworked the engine to produce more power and installed an uprated high lift performance camshaft. During 2018 and 2019, further substantial upgrades and improvements were carried out by Derek Hunt of Automonza, which led to a further major rebuild, also exposing and eradicating all rust and carefully waxoyling the complete car. Accordingly, as per all rally and race cars, very few “original” parts remain, and a substantial part of the bodywork is comprised of 1972 and 1973 parts. The engine block, L24 2204, is the original from the car as it left the factory in Japan in 1969. The removal of the existing Jenvey ignition system and reversion to the fitted 2” SU HS8 carbs and electronic ignition system, which are included, would enable the car to enter rallies with pre-1970 rules.                           
The car is in “Samuri” livery but is not a Spike Anderson “Samuri”, although finished to a similar, or higher, specification.                                  I am the second owner and, over the last 10 years, have spared no expense in bringing it up to an incredibly high specification. All the painstaking work over the last few years, at a figure well in excess of £100,000, carried out by Derek Hunt, to the highest quality, has ensured that it drives superbly, is very comfortable and is as reliable as a modern-day car. Yet, it can easily be converted to rally format.   My journey with my Datsun over the last 10 years, making it into a truly great car, (in my humble opinion), has been a fantastic experience. On occasions it has been painful, when things didn’t go to plan, and, obviously, it has been extremely expensive. In truth, if i was starting again now, and did not want a car eligible for pre-1970 rallies, I would most likely go to MZR Roadsports in Bradford, for one of their reconstructed Datsun 240zs. They’ve taken all the pain and produced something that I now have, but at half the cost, even at their starting price of something like £89,995, I believe. But i’ll let mine go for £69,500. you’ll have to make up your own mind. (and I’m sure they would provide you with one in a light interior like mine, if you asked them nicely!!)                  BODYWORK:                                LHD. Rally reinforcements to engine bay. Driver’s seat mounting rails lowered. Removal of spare wheel holder, original petrol tank and all of the original small storage deposits, to create a much larger open flat floor space. See “larger petrol tank” below.                   
COLOUR:                                 “Samuri” racing colours: Tango bronze metallic on datsun/nissan 110 red.          TRIM:                                   Roll hoop with diagonal bracing, by Protection & Performance. Sound insulation quilt fitted throughout. Leather clad Corbeau racing seats. Door & trim panels beige leather. Carpet & interior finish by artisan coach trimmer who is retained by Williams F1 Racing. Original dash encapsulated with special vinyl moulded beige skin. Tailored anti-reflective non-skid dash cover.            
ENGINE:                                 Original 240 block, L24 2204, with 280Z internals, with special gas-flow cylinder head, with 274 degree camshaft.                             TRANSMISSION:                            Reconditioned Nissan S13 5-speed gear box with short-shift mechanism. Upgraded prop-shaft, aligned with profiled alloy spacers to lower diff input angle.                 DIFFERENTIAL:                                R200 with bespoke solid alloy nose mounting.                     FUEL & IGNITION SYSTEM:                           Jenvey individual throttle bodies, foam filter, with fresh air intake ducting supplying the Jenvey throttle bodies, long range (80 litre) fuel tank, internal Walbro GSS341 in-tank fuel pump, Kunifer fuel lines with Pico 330cc/min fuel injectors, installed and calibrated by Lloyds Specialist Developments Ltd, with the aid of a Dynapack Chassis Dynamometer. Coil pack, distributor-less ignition system with fully integrated programable canems (02385) ecu management system.                LARGER PETROL TANK:                              The original petrol tank has been replaced by an alloy foam-filled 80-litre fuel tank below the rear deck, providing a much greater range and a much larger flat floor open storage space in the rear cabin.                                 EXHAUST:                                Tubular six branch manifold 3-2-1 mild steel rally spec, with stainless heat shield to protect the fresh air intake ducting.
Copper and brass triple core radiator with thermostatically controlled Pacet fan. Billet grill in black powder coat. Special bespoke 2-position rising bonnet catches to assist engine cooling in extreme hot conditions.
Reinforced turret tops with adjustable top mount shock absorbers, with BC Racing coil-over strut conversion, tig welded to later 260Z struts, larger tubes/hubs, 150lbs rears, 170lbs front. 280Z anti roll bars front & rear.
Std rack & pinion rebuilt with bespoke inner track control arms. Period Moto-Lita steering wheel.
MJP Motorsport conversion utilising Toyota 4 runner 4 piston callipers, new bespoke disc to hub alloy adaptors with alloy wheel spacers. Rear hubs running later standard 260Z wheel cylinders and brake shoes and hand brake mechanism. Bespoke alloy handbrake lever, stops and pins. Stainless steel braided hoses all round.
Minilite 7J x15 with Verdenstein Quatrac 5 tyres. Spacesaver spare wheel, with bespoke roofrack to carry the puncture to the repair centre. Boot cargo net.
Bespoke white face instrumentation. Brantz trip-meter (led type). map reading light. Alpine cd head unit with Focal speaker system. Inertia reel seat belts.
125A main safety fuse installed. Headlamp wiring harness upgrade and ammeter to voltmeter conversion for improved electrical reliability. Twin Cibie spotlights and large 60’s style reversing light. Standard 12v battery with high grade marine quality isolator.
Perspex headlamp covers. 4 pvc mud-flaps. 2 towing eyes front and 2 towing eyes rear. Substantial removable alloy sump guard and fuel tank guard. Extensive chassis, body and engine bay rust protection. All suspension components and fixings brackets have electro-plated finish. Stainless steel fixings used throughout.
190.02 bhp @ 5616 rpm directly at the hubs.
184.74 lbs/ft @ 4525 rpm directly at the hubs.

This is a very special Datsun 240Z.
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