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1972 Datsun Z-Series 240Z

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1972 Datsun 240Z. The 1970 through the mid-1971 model year 240Z was referred to as the Series I. These early cars had many subtle but notable features differing from later cars. Design changes for the...
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About 1972 Datsun 240Z

Although long-since forgotten, especially since phased out by the Nissan Motor Company in 1986, there was a time when Datsun was one of the preeminent automakers in the world. One of their prize models was the 240Z and a fine example of that sports car is the 1972 Datsun 240Z. This two-door coupe, known as the Nissan S30 or Nissan Fairlady Z in Japan, was a powerful sports car. It featured a 146-cubic inch, 2.4-liter L24 I-6 engine that had a factory-installed four-speed manual transmission with an optional three-speed automatic transmission available as an option. It was able to achieve 151 horsepower at 5,600 revolutions per minute, 146 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpms, and a top speed of 125 miles per hour. When perusing the Datsun 240Z as part of the large inventory on eBay, you can see that there are several factory finishes were available, with a good portion of them coming in orange. Other colors available include red, gold, yellow, green metallic, blue metallic, and silver. The majority of the interiors are black vinyl, with cloth seating available as an upgrade. For a small sports car that is big on power, drivers would do well to seek out a bit of history with the 1972 Datsun 240Z.