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Details about  1971 Datsun Z-Series

1971 Datsun 240z documented history/ac/5 speed/Autographed by Mr. K

1971 Datsun Z-Series

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Aug 28, 2014
Current bid:
US $10,100.00
Approximately C $12,128.08(including shipping)
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Item location:
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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Vehicle Specifics for 1971 Datsun Z-Series
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1971 Datsun Z-Series
VIN#: HLS30 31709
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  • The vehicle was manufactured prior to 1981.
  • The vehicle didn't have a 17-digit vehicle identification number.
  • The vehicle wasn't intended for the North American market (such as limited production exotics).

Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller Notes: none
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): HLS30 31709 Year: 1971
Interior Color: Black Make: Datsun
Number of Cylinders: 6 Model: Z-Series
Transmission: Manual Trim: Base
Body Type: Coupe Engine: Inline 6
Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Type: Left Hand
Power Options: Air Conditioning Mileage: 163,000
Fuel Type: Gasoline Exterior Color: Red
For Sale By: Private Seller

I am selling for the fourth owner of this fully documented history 1971 240z that even bears the autograph of Yutaka Katayama (President of Nissan USA, known as "Mr. K") under the hood.  I had the car professionally inspected before purchase and the Seller installed a new a/c compressor.  Since then I have spent countless hours improving, upgrading and replacing parts to make this one of the finest 240z’s on the road.  I would not hesitate to drive to work every day on I-95 or cross country!  Here is a list of the improvements and the car’s condition:

Steering / Suspension /Brakes

New Steering Rack Mount Bushings

Tokico illumina adjustable struts with blue coils, 1 inch lower stance and bump steer spacers on the front for better handling and alignment.

New OEM Tension Rod bushings with tension rod t/c kit installed.

New bellow boots

New front lower ball joints.

New front and rear inner and outer wheel bearings

New rotors, calipers and pads and stainless steel brake lines

New tires on the original slotted aluminum rims

New adjustable rear lower control arms from Techno Toy Tuning

Four wheel alignment


New upgraded fusebox to blade/modern fuses (kit from MSA)

New 60 amp internally regulated alternator

Electronic distributor from 280z

New MSD Blaster coil

New NGK spark plug wires

Headlight wiring upgrade

Parking light upgrade

New parking lights

New headlights


Close ratio 5-speed manual transmission from a 280z

New reverse light switch

New clutch

New clutch master cylinder with stainless steel line

New throw out bearing

Rebuilt R180 differential with 3:90 ratio from Whitehead Performance

New OEM transmission mount

New OEM differential mount

New Goto-Band differential strap

New OEM mustache bar stoppers

New propeller/drive shaft U-Joints

New upgraded CV halfshafts


Original Number-Matching L24, Head and perfectly-tuned Su’s with new float bowl tubes

Engine rebuilt approximately 6k miles ago

New 4 core aluminum radiator with aluminum overflow

New radiator hoses

Two 10” electric cooling fans – switch operated

New heavy duty water pump

Upgraded to electric fuel pump

New rear main seal

A/C compressor new in December 2013

Upgraded blower fan


All new door weather stripping (fuzzies, rubber and window guides)

Upgraded to retractable seat belts


The windshield is original and was removed and new weather stripping and seal professionally installed

Windows do not leak

Driver and passenger windows have no rattles

Every switch is operable and antenna works perfectly, as well as am radio

Built in 6x9 speaker enclosure in the rear with amplifier which connects to an audio jack. Installed a USB port

All gauges work (except clock, and fuel gauge is not accurate – needs new sending unit)

Dash lights fully functional

No cracks on dash

Seats are original with no tears (I have them covered with custom tailored seat covers)

Have two sets of floor mats (You can see both in photos)

Carpeting is pristine

Headliner is pristine

Interior liners are pristine

Weather-striping in entire car is pristine

Bumper chrome is immaculate / no pinholes, rust or spotting

All the pieces are there, just as they were in 71’

No rust, well kept and cared for, this car has been garage kept its entire life

This car drives well, handles like a dream, sounds awesome and is an extremely fine example.

Very hard to find another 71 240z in this shape, that has not been restored.

Can drive her to a show one day, and to work the next.

VIN:HLS30 31709

Production Date: 05 / 71

Color Body /Int :905 Red / Black

Orig.Eng.Number: L24 040152

Mileage 106k

 Close ratio 5 speed manual transmission from 280z

3:90 r180 differential.

Headers mated to glass packs and very rare over/under twin rear exhaust pipes.

IZCC Member#: 5871

Extra Items

I still have: (1) the original R180 that came with the car; (2) original working mechanical fuel pump and an extra mechanical and electric fuel pump; (3) original working fan blower; (4) extra fuel bowl hoses; (5) mustache bar rubber bushings from Nissan; (6) original working 30 amp alternator; (7) original lower control arms and stubby u-joint half shafts; (8) New OEM air and fuel filters; (9) Original Parts Manual; (10) original radiator (has a leak); and (11) Four 15” Rota RB’s 5 spoke panasport-type rims with new tires in gunmetal.

These items are sold separately, and I will work a package deal for any buyer.




On Aug-26-14 at 07:59:50 PDT, seller added the following information:

Also included is a genuine new OEM fuel sending unit (not installed)

On Aug-26-14 at 16:12:25 PDT, seller added the following information:

Seats have no tears or cracks.

Custom fitted covers are included

additional pics available on request

On Aug-27-14 at 15:33:56 PDT, seller added the following information:

To answer a bunch of questions:

Mileage is 163k not 106k
Reserve is reasonable
Haggerty values a Condition 2 240z at $21,300 for reference
Car has no rust
Additional Pics and inspections are available upon request

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Item Location:West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Shipping to: United States, Canada

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