Datsun 240Z Automatic 1974 - Back in the early 70's Ford Escorts were king of the hill when it came to Rallying until that is, that Japanese car company "Datsun" who made good reliable but boring cars for their non-domestic market, launched their Datsun 240Z model. It shook the world of rallying and introduced a new level that raised the bar for all other road going sport cars at the time!
This stunning looking coupe was barely any more to buy at the time than an MGB! Powered by a straight six engine producing 150 plus horsepower, equipped with independent suspension all round and a very well equipped cabin, it was soon out selling all its competitors and now today is one of the most desirable Japanese cars on the classic car market.
This particular car is a 1974 Left Hand Drive 3 owners from new example that was discovered in Bordeaux France by the vendor. After purchase he then had a very enjoyable drive back to the UK with no problems, all at a "Legal" speed of course! Its bodywork is rust free and in good order throughout as it's the interior that appears to be original.
What makes this car even rarer is it comes with the optional 3 speed automatic gearbox (the vendor tells us that no more than 10% were automatics). Both the engine and gearbox are very good as are all the other mechanics. Sold with its French papers, UK MOT and Nova so ready to be registered by its new owner. ECCA are more than happy to advise or for a small fee, register on behalf of the new owner if staying here in the UK.
Estimate £18000 to £20000