1973 Datsun 240Z California Car & Spares - Bring A Trailer

1973 Datsun Z-Series for sale in Los Angeles, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Make: Datsun
Model: Z-Series
Type: Coupe
Year: 1973
Mileage: 150,000
VIN: HLS30-166878
Color: Orange
Engine size: NA
Number of cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Datsun Z-Series 1973

1973 Datsun 240Z For Sale
This 240Z was originally sold at Universal City Datsun here in Los Angeles and has remained in SoCal all of its life.Included in the sale is one original California blue plate "330 JSR", the Universal City Datsun dealer invoice & salesman business card, Datsun warranty card & delivery paperwork, original 240Z Owner's Manual and Dealership Sales Brochure, along with receipts dating back to the first owner.
I am the fourth owner and bought the car in July 2001. It was my daily driver up until 2006 and then started transforming into my autox / track car. When the original L24 expired (blown rings), I first replaced it with a stock L28 and then with a high compression & bored 2950cc L28. I started a thorough rebuild of the Z in 2012, briefly drove it in 2014 when we moved from 91001 to 90065, but have had it in storage since. The Z needs to go to a new home where it will be enjoyed and driven regularly.
Because engine swaps have become so common, and everyone seems to be installing turbo SR20 4cyl or RB25/26 6cyl, the car is for sale AS IS & WITHOUT A RUNNING ENGINE. I am including the original numbers matching L24 short block in case you want to make it stock again. Current California registration expires at the end of September 2017 FYI.
You will need to bring a trailer to pick up the car in 90065.
+++ BODY +++

Datsun 918 orange since new

Some evidence it was re-sprayed once by 2nd owner

Could use a fresh re-spray as the clear coat has just about worn off

With a lot of elbow grease effort it can be made shiny again but that doesn’t last

There is some rust in the lower rear corner of both exterior door skins – nowhere else on the car

Headlight bezels drilled for genuine Nissan short nose lens headlight covers

Genuine Nissan Japan short nose lens covers included (passenger side lens has a crack)

Cibie 7” H4 headlight (original KOYO sealed beams long gone), wired with relays

New repro front turn signal lenses & gaskets (originals included in spares)

Genuine Nissan Japan "432" Mesh Grille & Japan Auto Federation (JAF) grille badge

Repainted lower front valance & lower turn signal bezels from a 260Z – resprayed & modified/cut to fit 225 width front tires with increased caster (2012)

Original stock used 240Z lower valance and unmodified turn signal bezels also included

Satin black painted stock steel hood

ZeddFindings (datsunzparts.com) floorpans and chassis rails, installed by Bob’s Body Shop in Pasadena CA (2012)

New undercoating sprayed on bottom of car at same time

Windshield / rear glass / door weatherstrips replaced in 2002

A box of unused repro weatherstrips is included

All original Datsun glass – no repro

ClassicDatsun (Vista CA) 432-style repro rear spoiler

ClassicDatsun ZG-style "street" width over fenders (driver side rear flare has a crack)

MSA (Orange CA) BRE-style front spoiler

Genuine Nissan Japan "FairladyZ" fender & rear spoiler badges

Genuine Nissan Japan FairladyZ fender mirrors

Stock driver side door mirror removed (holes not filled) & long gone

Genuine Nissan Japan FairladyZ taillights

Genuine Nissan Euro front & rear chrome bumpers – No Longer Available


Datsun 280Z Strut Housings front & rear – shortened with weld on perches

Ground Control “Advanced Design” custom adjustable / rebuildable race struts

Eibach ERS 400lbFRONT 250lbREAR springs on Ground Control adjustable coil over sleeves (325lb & 275lb springs also included)

Front Cross member LCA inboard pivots re-drilled & strengthened by John Coffey (RIP) of BETA Motorsports for correct geometry on a lowered track car

T3 weld-in front camber plates

T3 front & rear heim joint lower control arms

T3 roll center adjusters

T3 heim joint T/C rods (stock used T/C rods included)

T3 heim joint outer tie rods (stock used tie rods included)

New Nissan lower ball joints (2012)

Nissan Motorsports short steering arms – NLA

Nissan Motorsports front swaybar w/ heim joint endlinks – NLA

Suspension Techniques REAR MOUNT rear swaybar


Modern Motorsports (RIP) Aluminum front hubs with ½”-20 ARP extended wheel studs

Stock 240Z stub axles with M12-1.5 ARP extended wheel studs

New wheel bearings front & rear (2012)

Wolfcreek Racing / Todd Walrich CV axles with RedLine CV grease & new rubber boots (2 spare new rubber boots & hardware included)

Long nose R200 rebuilt with new bearings / seals

4.375:1 with new Quaife ATB LSD

Finned Aluminum +1Liter extra capacity diff cover with option to run a separate diff cooler

280Z R200 rear mustache bar

Area51 / ArizonaZCar billet rear brace / rear mount swaybar brackets (hard anodized black)

New u-joints & balanced driveshaft (2012)

New Tokico clutch master & slave cylinder (2012)

Earl’s stainless steel hose for clutch slave cylinder

New rebuilt steering rack (2012)

Original stock used 240Z 4speed transmission included

New polyurethane bushings for swaybar / steering rack / transmission cross member / R200 mustache bar / Rear LCA inboard

Holley low pressure fuel regulator

Electric fuel pump (mechanical pump deleted)

Japan TRUST 432-style twin 50mm exhaust pipes & muffler, modified to fit single collector header (2002)

New repro fiberglass fan shroud (2014)

New repro fiberglass belly pan (2014)

Earl’s front mount oil cooler with Earl’s stainless lines

New MSA brass stock radiator (2014)

Original numbers matching used L24 short block & crank only (no rods/pistons/oilpan) / round port cylinder head are included

New Nissan rubber motor mounts & freshly powder coated engine mount brackets (2014)


Rebuilt 240Z Master Vac Brake Booster (original stock used master vac included)

New Tokico 15/16” master cylinder (2012) (original stock used master cyl included)

New Tilton Adjustable prop valve (stock rear drum brake prop valve deleted)

New Earl’s stainless steel brake lines

Nissan R32/Z32 front 4piston aluminum calipers mounted on Japanese GRIT adapter bracket

Custom 2pc aluminum hat & Truechoice Motorsports vented rotors (original stock used calipers included)

Rebuilt Cardone S13 240SX rear calipers & disc brakes (original stock used drums included)

FRONT Watanabe 15x9 -13offset R-Type with 225/50R15 Advan A048

REAR Watanabe 15x9.5 -19offset R-Tye with 235/50R15 Toyo R888

+++ INTERIOR +++

Used Recaro SPG fiberglass seat & fixed seat brackets

(driver side stock seat bracket deleted when new floorpan installed)

Both stock 240Z front seats included but driver side has tear in backrest

Fiberglass replica dash included (locally made in San Diego)

New MSA fuse box

New STACK Clubman 8k rpm tach in stock bezel (2 stock used 240Z tachs included)

Omori 52mm mechanical oil temp, oil press, water temp gauges installed in place of stock radio location

MSA carpet kit (2002)

Original 240Z wood grain steering wheel

Genuine Nissan Japan FairladyZ horn pad included

Original 14" TOPY spare steel wheel and original TOYO spare tire included

Original Nissan wheel chocks / tool set / jack

Factory tar sound deadening has been removed throughout

New Dynamat sound deadening installed on firewall and driver side of transmission tunnel

Original interior “diamond pattern” vinyl included

No heater

No defroster

No fan blower

No radio

No speakers

2 stock used E12-80 electronic ZX distributors
1 stock used 2row crank pulley
1 stock used master vacuum booster
1 stock used brake master cylinder
1 stock used water temp / oil pressure gauge
2 stock used headlight combo switches
1 stock used turn signal switch
2 stock used 240Z tachs
2 stock used outer tie rods
2 stock used T/C rods
2 stock used front calipers
2 stock used rear drums
2 new Japanese GRIT vented brake rotors for Z32/R32 caliper conversion (use with stock hubs, heavier than custom 2pc above)
1 stock used lower front valance & turn signal bezels
1 stock used interior taillight access plastic trim panel / cover
New Repro rubber weatherstrips including:66321-E4100 1qty76836-E8200 2qty - Rear 1/4 windows76910-N3000 1qty76911-N3000 2qty80935-E4101 3qty80810-N4520 1qty90305-E4100 1qty - Rear window
2 new spare steering rack rubber boots
2 new WolfCreekRacing CV axle spare rubber boots
New Genuine Nissan "Rubber Filler Hose for Gas Tank" 17208-N3050 1qtyNew Genuine Nissan "Transmission Reverse Light Switch" 32005-K102A 1qty

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