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#1 Hunter

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:16 PM

Below is some interesting info I pulled of http://www.zhome.com/ according to this info. (there is a few pics in the link)

164,616  240Z's were delivered around the world.

2,358      240Z's in total were delivered to Australia.

Australia had 1.5% of total 240Z population for the world. (depending on how many are dead now this figure would be lower)

4,287      HS30 (RHD) version were shipped in total to G.B. and Aus. This makes up 2.5% in total compared to the world.

Japanese figures are not listed on the site. Anyone know how many Japanese HS30's were produced?


1969 PRODUCTION
Between 1 May 1969 And 31 Dec. 1969, 543 DATSUN 240Z's Were Produced. 540 Were HLS30 Left Hand Drive Models and 3 Were HS30 Right Hand Drive Models.

HLS30 Left Hand Drive Datsun 240Z
HLS30 00001 through HLS30 00003 could be called Production Engineering Prototypes Which Did Not Leave The Factory.


HLS30 00004 and HLS30 00005 were sent to the U.S. for North American Road Testing, 2 Oct. 1969, then returned to Japan


HLS30 00006, HLS30 00007 and HLS30 00008 were sent to the U.S. for Press Reviews and the International Auto Show Circuit in Oct. of 1969. All three went to compeition teams and were not sold to the public.

HLS30 00009, HLS30 00010, HLS30 00011 and HLS30 00012 are as of this date unaccounted for.

HLS30 00013 was the first regular production DATSUN 240Z released for Public Sale. It is currently in the hands of its third owner.







HS30 Right Hand Drive Datsun 240Z
HS30 00001 Could be called a Production Engineering Prototype.

HS30 00002 May have been a Manufacturing Prototype.

HS30 00003 was the first regular production Right Hand Drive, DATSUN 240Z released for Public Sale. The month of its production is not presently known. Datsun 240Z's sold outside North America did not received the data plates that establish month and year of production. This 240Z has so far not been located. HS30 00004 was built some time after 1 Jan. 1970. It arrived in Australia in March of 1970 and was held by a local Datsun Distributor for some time before being sold. It has been found and restored in Australia.





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1970 Through 1973 PRODUCTION
According To Nissan Released Production Numbers: Datsun 240Z's Exported From Japan 1969 though 1973. Note- it is possible that the last few months of 1973, were in fact the 1974 Model Year 260Z;s. So it is possible that the difference between total units produced of 168,584 and 240Z's produced of 164,616 could be 3968 260Z's produced in Oct. Nov. and Dec. of 1973.
1969  =      3
1970  = 17,005
1971  = 40,219
1972  = 60,025
1973  = 51,332
        ------ Total 168,584

According To Nissan's 280ZX Book, Production and Distribution For The Datsun 240Z Looked like this:
                      USA        Canada    Australia    Great Britain  Others 
1970            16,215        1201        319                2              3 
1971            33,684        3440        894              264          89 
1972            52,628        4020        362              549          494 
1973            45,588        2537        783              1,114        430 

Sub-totals    148,115    11,198      2,358            1,929      1,016

Total 164,616

"Others" above include  HLS30
Germany  112
Holland  232
France  672

Australia and G.B.are HS30  4,287

USA        = 90.0%
Canada    =  6.9%
Others    =  0.6%
Australia  =  1.4%
G. B.      =  1.1%


It is important to note that in 1970 while the U.S. and Canada had open markets, G.B. and most European Countries maintained the restrictive trade tariffs imposed after WW-II. This resulted in greatly restricted market penetration by Nissan in these countries, as much as Nissian's limited production and distribution capacity did at the time. Import duties and trade tariffs were maintained in Europe and G.B. well into the late 90's.


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Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:35 PM

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 01:41 PM

By the way if the below info is correct how rare does this make our 240Z's compared to holdens or fords of the same era in Australia?

Also in red I have marked rarest to more common (just by Distribution number in Australia)

According To Nissan's 280ZX Book, Production and Distribution For The Datsun 240Z Looked like this:
                      USA        Canada    Australia    Great Britain  Others 
1970            16,215        1201        319                2              3                    1st
1971            33,684        3440        894              264          89                    4th
1972            52,628        4020        362              549          494                  2nd
1973            45,588        2537        783              1,114        430                  3rd

Sub-totals    148,115    11,198      2,358            1,929      1,016



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Posted 02 May 2010 - 06:08 PM

posting from a while back...pretty much covering the same ground...

http://www.viczcar.c...9.html#msg16279

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:52 AM

Below is some interesting info I pulled of http://www.zhome.com/ according to this info. (there is a few pics in the link)

164,616  240Z's were delivered around the world.

2,358      240Z's in total were delivered to Australia.

Australia had 1.5% of total 240Z population for the world. (depending on how many are dead now this figure would be lower)

4,287      HS30 (RHD) version were shipped in total to G.B. and Aus. This makes up 2.5% in total compared to the world.

Japanese figures are not listed on the site. Anyone know how many Japanese HS30's were produced?



Yeah I seriously doubt any of the numbers listed in this thread or the other are very accurate. I'm almost certain there are more 240z's sold in Australia than the list shows.

Also why are there no numbers for the Japanese market? I'm pretty sure Brian Long's Fairlady Z to 280zx has some numbers listed in it. Again no idea how accurate they are, but hopefully the likes of Alan Thomas will see this thread and be able to shed some light on the matter.




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