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1971 Datsun 240Z

Seeking to compete head-to-head with established European sports cars, Datsun priced the new 240Z within $200 of the British MGB-GT in the United States. The 240Z’s sleek styling, modern engineering, relatively low price, and impressive performance struck a major chord with the public. The first generation of Z GT, two-seat coupes were produced by Nissan Motors, Ltd. of Japan from 1969 to 1978 turned out to be one of the most successful sports car lines ever produced.

1971 Datsun 240Z



Year: 1971
Make: Datsun
Model: 240Z
Submodel: 240Z Coupe
Color: Orange
Country of Origin: Japan
Model Years: 1970-1971
Body Style: Hatchback Coupe
Doors: 2


Traction: Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Type: Spark-Ignition 4 Stroke
Engine Specs: 146.1 cui
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Fuel System: Naturally Aspirated
Cylinders: 6 In-Line
Horsepower: 151 hp
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual

Dimensions & Chassis

Length: 162.9 in
Width: 64.2 in
Wheelbase: 90.7 in
Tire Size: 175HR 14
Brakes: Front Disc/Rear Drum


0-60: 8.1 sec
Top Speed: 124 mph


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