Guy Miller and his 3 early 240z's

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Guy Miller Lime Green 240z

To kick start 2008 and bring you even better content than last year. We decided to introduce you with 3 featured Zcars this January. The real surprise though is that they are all owned by the same man! Guy Miller has the Z bug like many of us and has managed to bring into his possession 3 early Datsun 240z's. We're sure you'll love all 3 as much as we do!

It takes a man of talent to own more than 1 Zcar. Not because as the 240z ages it becomes more difficult to find one, or because the maintenance bills add up, or even that you need somewhere to store all 3. No it takes talent because more often than not we need to convince a significant other it's a good idea to own 1 let alone 3.

Guy has obviously overcome this hurdle and owns 3 pristine Zcars. Sure you could own more than 1 but more often than not these days the second or 3rd Zcar is a parts or donor car.

Guy has also resisted the urge to significantly alter his Zcar from stock standard. We can't blame him either, when you see his Zcars in all their glory and original paint it's hard to wonder why there arn't more out there like Guy?

Guy's 3rd Z to the stable though will have a slight twist in that it will feature a tuned L28 capable of producing around 225 HP. Achieved using a tried and true engine combination as listed on the last page of this article.

Thanks Guy for sharing your zcar with us and all the best for the future.

All images featured in this article were shot by Guy's son Brandon. You can view more pictures of the Zeds under Brandon's Flickr profile

Owners Comments

This car is basically a stock 240z. I built the engine to stock specs .020 thou overbore. We removed all emission gear and installed SM performance needles for the SU carbs. Z Therapy does all the carbuerettor work. We also installed the Eibach springs and tokico adjustable shocks. My son Brandon painted the engine bay, rear tail light panel and front spoiler.

Owner Details and Car Specifications

Vehicle Category Details and Modifications
Name: Guy Miller
Location: Richmond, Virginia USA
Member Name: Diseazd
Age(ish): 50's
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Model: HLS30 - Datsun 240z (LHD)
Body Style: 2 Seater - Datsun 240z
Colour: Original lime green
Engine Type: l24 (2400cc stock)
Transmission: 4 speed (Stock US Market)
Power HP / KW: 150 HP (stock)
Torque: stock
Brakes:
  • Front: Toyota 4 Pot Calipers (S12W)
  • Rear: Stock Drums
Suspension:
  • Eibach Springs
  • Tokico Illuminas
Wheels: Panasport 7" X 16"
Tyres: Sumitomo 225-50-16
Sound System: none
Engine: Stock (Completely Rebuilt)
Interior: Stock (completely restored)
Body: stock (completely restored) with BRE front lip spoiler
Other: -
Performance:
  • ¼ Mile: - 16 Seconds (stock)
  • Best Lap: - Unknown

White 1970 Datsun 240z

Owners Comments

Total 100% restoration by former owner. I bought this car as is and it is absolutely perfect inside and out. Under the hood and under the car.

Owner Details and Car Specifications

Vehicle Category Details and Modifications
Name: Guy Miller
Location: Richmond, Virginia USA
Member Name: Diseazd
Age(ish): 50's
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Model: HLS30 - Datsun 240z (LHD)
Body Style: 2 Seater - Datsun 240z
Colour: White
Engine Type: 2400CC L24 (Stock)
Transmission: 4 speed (Stock US Market)
Power HP / KW: stock
Torque: stock
Brakes: stock
Suspension: stock
Wheels: Panasport 7" X 16"
Tyres: Dunlop 225-50-16
Sound System: none
Engine: stock
Interior: Stock (Completely Restored)
Body: stock (completely restored)
Other: -
Performance:
  • ¼ Mile: - 16 seconds
  • Best Lap: - Unknown

Safari Gold 1971 Datsun 240z

Owners Comments

Currently in a state of total restoration. This car will also be 100% restored. However we are going to put some fire in the engine. We'll be using an L28 Block with a P79 head, shaved 0.80 thou with a 5 angle valve job (stainless valves). An Isky stage 3 cam with (shimmed cam towers to true everything up). The pistons will be flat tops to give us a 10:1 compression ratio. We haven't decided on a color yet but it will probably be BMW platinum silver.

Owner Details and Car Specifications

Vehicle Category Details and Modifications
Name: Guy Miller
Location: Richmond, Virginia USA
Member Name: Diseazd
Age(ish): 50's
Year of Manufacture: 1971
Model: HLS30 - Datsun 240z (LHD)
Body Style: 2 Seater - Datsun 240z
Colour: Proposed Platinum Silver - Currently Safari Brown
Engine Type: l24 soon to be L28
Transmission: 4 speed (Stock US Market) will be updated to 5 spd
Power HP / KW: Aiming for 225 HP
Torque: -
Brakes:
  • Front: Toyota 4 Pot Calipers (S12W)
  • Rear: Stock Drums
Suspension:
  • Eibach Springs
  • Tokico Illuminas
Wheels: Panasport 7" X 16"
Tyres: Dunlop 225-50-16
Sound System: none
Engine:
  • P79 Head
  • Stainless Valves
  • Shimmed Cam Towers (Shaved 0.080 thou' Head)
  • Isky Stage 3 Cam
  • Flat Top Pistons
  • SU Carbs with SM Needles
Interior: Stock (will be completely restored)
Body: stock with BRE front lip spoiler
Other: -
Performance:
  • ¼ Mile: - Aiming for high 13's
  • Best Lap: - Unknown