1972 Datsun 240Z - Restored and Beautiful!

1972 Datsun Z-Series

Make: Datsun
Model: Z-Series
Type: Coupe
Trim: 240Z Coupe
Year: 1972
Mileage: 122,316
VIN: HLS3055113
Color: Silver
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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Description for Datsun Z-Series 1972

This is a beautiful. restored. Datsun 240Z from 1972. I have owned the car since 2010 and drove it regularly for a couple years while living in Texas. Sadly. since moving to Massachusetts in 2013. I just don’t get to drive it much anymore – just a couple of car shows and Sunday drives a year. It’s time to sell it and let somebody new enjoy this wonderful car. The owner before me fully restored the car in the early 2000’s (as you can see in one of the pictures. it was originally orange). When I bought it. it came with a folder of documented receipts totaling more than $12k. Among many others. work completed included: -New metal floor pan and front fenders-Rebuild on stock inline 6 cylinder engine with EFI conversion from 1979 280Z -Complete custom exhaust with amazing sound -Short throw shifter on manual 4-speed -Complete aero kit with beautiful 2 tone paint job -New interior including carpets. seats. and CD player Since then. I have had to do very little maintenance on it – just tune ups and oil changes here and there. plus a fuel line hose to fix an issue with the gas tank (it looks like the previous owner replaced all of the rubber on the car other than that hose). The car starts great and runs great. The odometer reads 22316 (not sure if that’s 22316 or 122316) and it has less than 4000 miles on it since the restoration. It has a few imperfections that you would expect from a 43 year old car (a couple gauges that don’t work. a small chip in the paint on the door. 3 cracks in the dash. etc. ) and. while I’m not a mechanic. I suspect it could also use new shocks at some point to stiffen up the handling. As for rust. there are virtually no signs on the exterior of the car that I can see. All of the chrome looks great. There is one pea-sized paint bubble near the rear wheel well. but if you push on it. it feels solid. and the inside of the well behind it has no sign of rust. so I doubt the bubble is caused by rust. The spare tire compartment feels strong. and while there is a bit of surface rust. most of what you can see in that picture is the old orange paint showing through. Again. I’m not an expert in this stuff. but from what I can see the car looks 99% rust free and what is there appears to be surface rust. I’m happy to send pictures of individual areas if you have any requests. Buyer is responsible for shipping. While I’ve taken it on 100+ mile trips before. I would not recommend driving it. or any 40+ year car home if you live a distance away from here. A $500 PayPal deposit is due within 48 hours of auction end time. and balance of purchase price must be paid by wire transfer. certified check. or cash within 7 days of end of auction. I do not accept any personal checks. This car turns heads everywhere. Just yesterday I heard a “nice car” while driving around and another nice woman approach me and ask about it at the carwash. I’ll be sad to see it go. but glad it will be moving on to a home that will get more use out of it. Happy bidding! IMPORTANT: I have tried to describe this vehicle as accurately and honestly as possible but please remember it is a used vehicle. As with any vehicle sale. there may be issues that I have overlooked or am unaware of. I am not offering a warranty. either expressed or implied. and the car is sold AS IS. If you are not familiar with purchasing used vehicles or you have not purchased a vehicle using the Internet. PLEASE do your research. ask questions. make sure you are comfortable with me as a seller. the vehicle. and the process. A $500 PayPal deposit is due within 24 hours of auction end time. and balance of purchase price must be paid by wire transfer or cash within 7 days of end of auction. I do not accept any checks. Shipping is buyers responsibility. THANKS!