Current bid:US $13,900.00 (5 days to go)
A beautiful 1971 Datsun 240Z, with only 90,525 miles, at a NO RESERVE auction. Here is the chance for you to become the next caretaker of this true Japanese classic sports car. This car was sold new on June 1st, 1971, by Balsinger Motor Sales, in Palmetto, Florida, and through only four owners (all in the same family), have lived a pampered life in the Sunshine State. The original Purchase Order comes with the car, together with a lot of receipts for maintenance work. In 2005, a set of OEM carburetors was ordered from Motorsport Auto, and installed by Courtesy Nissan in West Palm Beach, FL. There is also a receipt for new seat foam and new seat covers from 2006, not quite sure who did the installation of these.
There is no rust in the car (see pictures of original Floor Pans), it starts up immediately, and is happy to be alive. The car was delivered in color 920 Gold, and it looks to have had one re-paint approximately 12-15 years ago (per the 4th registered owner). There are some imperfections in the paint, but nothing outside of normal wear and tear. I bought the car with the intention of keeping it, unfortunately life happens, and the car must be sold.
I have driven the car only 35 miles since I got the it, it runs great, and it is a blast to drive. Underneath, the car is about as nice as it is on top, there was a new Flowmaster muffler installed recently, and this was clamped, not welded, to the main exhaust pipe, and there was a small exhaust leak. I took the car to Mad Hatter Exhaust in Pompano Beach, FL, and had the connection between the muffler and exhaust tube welded, no more exhaust leak. I have also installed new weatherstripping in both doors, trunk-lid and underneath the hood. There is a new DATSUN emblem ordered from Motorsport Auto, this had not been delivered when I took the pictures of the car.
The car has the Shelby mags, and the tires are in excellent condition. As you can see on the original purchase order, the car was delivered with dealer installed Air Condition, this was removed by the previous owner, but he was smart enough to retain all the parts, and these comes with the car. The original smog pump was also removed, but it comes with the car. The clock is not working, all other instruments works fine. There is two small cracks in the dash, other than that, it shows that the car was always taken care of, and always kept in a climate controlled garage.
The chrome on both front and rear bumper is in superb condition, all window glass is original, the original radio works perfect, so does the power antenna. The original jack, tool kit and wheel stops are also with the car, not quite sure if the spare tire is the original one, it does have some dry-rot, and should probably be replaced unless you have a Platinum AAA membership, and can get on a flatbed to the nearest Tire Shop if you have a flat.
This is a 44 year old car, with very few miles, I would probably not recommend that you drive the car home if you live a distance away from here, the car is sold AS IS, WHERE IS.
If you have any questions, feel free to message me, or you can call me at 954-653-1579.
This car is a true classic first generation Z car, and as previously mentioned, it is being sold at a no-reserve auction. I can be of help with shipping, both nationally and internationally. 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.