1974 Datsun 240Z

Known as the car that put the Japanese manufacturers on the map for many sports car fans, the beautiful 240Z was as potent as it was affordable. Offering similar performance to much more expensive British and Italian cars, the Datsun made its mark in the United States and England thanks to independent racers like Bob Sharp, Peter Brock, and Spike Anderson. This car--while using a slightly later 260Z shell--is powered by the proper 2.4L engine and rear drum brakes. In its first time out, the Datsun qualified top 5 in a big bore group despite being hundreds of horsepower down on the competition! This is our shop's first departure from British race cars for a while, and we couldn't be more excited about it!


• 2,393cc Nissan L24
• 200bhp, 7,000rpm redline
• Triple 45mm Weber DCOE carburetors
• Factory forged crankshaft, steel rods, forged pistons


• 5-speed Nissan 280ZX close ratio synchromesh gearbox
• Aluminum transmission case
• Welded Nissan differential
• 4.3:1 final drive


• Steel unibody construction
• BRE "spook" front spoiler, NISMO rear lip spoiler
• Total weight: ~2,300lbs without driver


• Adjustable coilover struts at all four corners
• Stock front and rear suspension with aluminum bushings
• Front disc brakes with 4-piston Toyota calipers
• Standard finned aluminum rear brake drums