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Datsun 240z UK original RHD original

Discussion in 'Cars for Sale' started by grahamjc, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    The Datsun 240Z was the first Japanese sports car to be commercially successful internationally. It was the demonstration that Japan could build a fast, reliable and enjoyable car to drive and that Japan had become serious competition for European and American vehicles.

    This car is an UK original, RHD original Datsun 240z. Its 1 of about 125 in the UK with about 50% of them being declared SORN.

    The car was originally silver (see pictures for original condition) and was in need of restoration. I bought the car from a gentleman in the 240z club (Z Club) and continued to drive the car for 6-8 weeks, before deciding to take it off the road and complete a shell up restoration. This was a much longer process than original anticipated, taking a little over 3 years and sadly during that time circumstances changed quite drastically, hence the car being up for sale.

    The restoration is completely documented with over 250 photos. The car has been completely stripped down, media blasted to reveal ALL the rust and everything was repaired, rewired, everything.

    The car itself:-
    * 2.4 Straight 6 Petrol Engine 150bhp
    * 5 Speed Manual Transmission from a 280ZX
    * Brand new Mishimoto radiator
    * All new window rubbers
    * All new rubbers and bushings
    * Hilux brakes
    * Flared arches
    * 17" black Rota wheels to fill the arches with brand new tyres
    * New black fender mirrors
    * New black bumpers
    * New black front spoiler
    * Front strut brace
    * Rear strut brace
    * Clear front indicators
    * Clear side indicators
    * New front windscreen
    * Brand new headlamps

    The exterior is painted to a very high quality in Nissan GTR red!

    Unfortunately due to the change in circumstances the car cannot be completed, however it is roadlegal and has a valid/current MOT.

    The bad points:-
    * the interior needs some work to complete the restoration (the seats need a refurb and the dash has a missing component)
    * the doorcards need attention
    * the front suspension has not settled to the correct height after being rebuilt (it sits high at the front)

    I am sure I have forgotten stuff on the car, there was no expense spared on this restoration! The car is currently in storage in Horsham and the price is £25,000

    EDIT -
    Link to the rebuild.... may be missing a lot of photos, but I do still have them on DropBox.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2018
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  2. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Picture set 1

    Attached Files:

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  3. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Picture set 2

    Attached Files:

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  4. Blaqkaudio

    Z Club Member

    New to forum here Graham and on the hunt for a 240z currently
    Would you be interested in a px at all? Turbo 350z plus cash your way?
  5. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for the offer but I cannot accept trades. Car is being sold as part of the split with my ex, so we need to divide up cash at the end.
  6. uk66fastback

    Z Club Member

    What’s the thinking behind the different no. plates!
  7. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Different styles? Im guessing the garage did it, as the original front plate wasnt legal....
  8. uk66fastback

    Z Club Member

    I quite like the inline acrylic ones. Can't see what was illegal about the front plate that was on the car in the pics when it was silver, if that's the one you mean. I'm sure you had a rebuild thread on this car somewhere - it might be good to put a link to it in this thread as it's difficult for anyone to see what has been done besides the respray/arches etc.
  9. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Added a link :thumbs:

    No idea honestly, maybe the garage lost it....?!?
  10. IbanezDan51

    Z Club Member

    Good luck with the sale Graham, someone will be getting a bargain with this.

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  11. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Happy to consider a LHD swap with cash my way.... especially a 240-280z :)
  12. Mole

    Mole Forum User

    Is the beast still for sale ??
  13. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Yes it is
  14. abridge

    Z Club Member

    Hi Graham is the car sold?
  15. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Nope still about. Don’t think my ex has advertised it anywhere yet.
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  16. 3.0CSL

    3.0CSL Forum User

    Hi Graham, are you Horsham based ? I sold my silver 260Z to a guy in Horsham in 87 and he re painted it red. Does it ring a bell ? Last taxed in 95.
  17. Nick Butler

    Nick Butler New Forum User

    Hi, is this still for sale and if so how much?
  18. IbanezDan51

    Z Club Member

    I believe Graham’s price is in the very advert you have posted on.
  19. grahamjc

    grahamjc Well-Known Forum User

    Thanks - yes, the price is listed as £25,000

    No I am not.... car is just stored somewhere near there.
  20. AliK

    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Really gutted to not be chasing you around the countryside in that beast especially given the effort you went to! Someone is going to end up with a very nice car there at a great price IMHO.

    Still grin large when I recall that drive in your old GTR!!!! Such a face reshaping experience. :D

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