Unearthed: 1972 Datsun 240Z


The Datsun 240Z and its subsequent Z car successors have always had a devout following. While many have been left to waste and rust, the owner of this 1972 240Z clearly had other plans. Purchased back in 1986, the complete bare metal restoration was finished in 2009 with many modifications done. The body, painted Liquid Platinum, has had many subtle upgrades that include headlight buckets that have been molded into the fenders, carbon fiber bumpers, and front and rear spoilers.

The side mirrors, mounted on the doors, come from Japan while the headlight covers are original Nissan dealer-installed add-ons. Also added are three-piece BBS magnesium race wheels that are somewhere between 25 and 30 years old. Power comes from a Nissan L6 motor custom-built from an F54 block which has been bored and stroked to 3100cc. It's mated to an original 1983 Nissan five-speed manual, now with a carbon/aluminum knob with custom aluminum brushing.

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The interior is equipped with a four point roll bar and racing harnesses, Recaro XL seats, and a MOMO Champion steering wheel and pedals. Overall, we're quite impressed with all of the updates, yet the inclusion of older components was also a very nice touch. Photos courtesy of James.

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