The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Datsun 240z. We make the process of selling your Datsun 240z quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
First introduced in late 1969, for the 1970 model year, the Datsun 240z was a sporty 2-door coupe marketed and sold by Nissan under the Datsun brand. It is also referred to as the Fairlady Z. It’s iconic long-hood look has aged very well, and the 240z has seen a resurgence in recent years as one of the 70s sports cars to have.
The car came standard with an 2.4L L24 inline 6 cylinder engine, which produced 151hp and 146lbft. The L24 had a cast iron block, alloy head, two valves per cylinder, a seven bearing crankshaft, single overhead cam, and 9.0:1 compression. It had a mechanical fuel pump, and twin Hitachi SU-type carbs. It was available with a four speed manual or a three speed automatic in the United States, while ROW markets had the option of a five speed manual transmission.
The 240z was successful in a number of respects. They sold well, and paved the way for the later 260z and 280z. The Z was extremely successful in SCCA racing in the 1970s, winning a number of championships and inspiring a large increase in the scale of the import performance parts industry. The 240z was famously raced by Paul Newman, for Bob Sharp Racing, which brought significant attention to the 240z as an iconic and capable race car.