1974 DATSUN 260Z…RARE

Terrific mechanical and cosmetic
restoration/completely built from ground
up/just gorgeous Silver Metallic/black
interior/rebuilt strong 2.8-L28 6 cylinder
engine/larger earlier 240Z SU dual
carbs/rebuilt 4-speed/uprated 4 wheel disc
brakes/enormous file of receipts/many photos
taken recently/top mechanicals

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1974 Datsun 260Z simply a gorgeous factory presentation of the beautiful Silver Metallic color with great luster, a terrific presentation that we fully built from an empty shell to deliver a full build for a terrific rust free body and underchassis, this great design is presented with a complete large restoration file with both receipts and photos, has the full mechanicals throughout, this 260Z has an uprated strong 2.8 litre 1977 engine that is completely re-rebuilt showing this famous straight 6 engine, this has terrific performance coupled with the upgraded dual SU side-draft carburetors as they work better than the stock carbs, the smaller stock Hitachi smaller 1v carburetors that began with model year 1973 were used to comply with emissions regulations, now this is fitted as well to the 4-speed transmission build, the braking system is a full excellent 4-wheel disc brake set up, this has true spirited performance while having an engine that is easy to work on and maintain, this has had very nice partial floors installed to yield an exceptional solid underchassis, this has the full documentation of said body and paint work that yields today a really better quality than brand new, the suspension has been upgraded both front and rear, there is a full just extensive group of files and many photos that document this fine investment piece, (LINK), radio manual (LINK),

History of this car:  here is a build from a rolling chassis in the Atlanta area by an enthusiast to insure that a rust free, high performance, great suspension car was completed, the restorer has a statement that he has over $35,791 in cash parts and outside work plus 120+ of his personal hours in the build (SEE THE LINK), then Fraser Dante completed their work for the final build and testing for Summer 2019, the rolling chassis was used because the last owner wanted to insure the finished product was a rust free and just solid and gorgeous paint and body, see the receipt of the bare metal paint of the gorgeous Silver Metallic PPG base coat, clear coat paint (LINK), the work on the body and paint was completed by a high end specialty shop in Sharpsburg, Georgia, for the preparation on the body for the paint, an aviation fabricator was used in the metal and full prep work,
 
Brakes/shocks:  in order for this great Datsun to drive well, a let of Stage 1 brake setup from the Z Store was used, now the 4 wheel disc system works great, the shock system has rebuilt and original units that were specked according to our friend, the last owner, all new hoses were used, note the correct alloy wheels,

Summary: here is a full build of a terrific stock bodied gorgeous Silver Metallic paint along with slightly uprated Datsun running gear and 4 wheel disc brakes, offered at under build costing in a climbing market, only $26,950

 

History of the 1974 Datsun 260Z:
the Datsun 240Z was part of the first generation of the 'Z' two-seat coupes, was produced by Nissan in Japan from 1969 through 1978 with the other models in the 'Z' lineup included the 260Z and the 280Z…this writer had an early 1970 240Z that I had to pay a premium for, the dramatic looks sourced much of its appearance from a 1960's styling concept drawn by Count Albrecht Goertz for Datsun, the early cars received their power from a 2.4-liter, straight six, overhead cam engine offering around 150 horsepower which gave them a zero-to-sixty MPH time of 8 seconds with a top speed of 125 mph, the smooth shifting four-speed manual gearbox was standard, the car had excellent performance as it featured independent suspension all round with MacPherson struts at the front and Chapman links at the rear, excellent handling with the rack and pinionpower steering with great weight distribution, the front disc brakes helped complete the modern sportscar…package on the 240Z, the 260Z now received new protruding 5-MPH bumpers in 1974 along with a built-in chin spoiler to stop front end lift while increasing the handling,

The 260Z was produced from 1974 through 1978 as it had an enlarged engine with a longer stroke yielding the 2.6-liter displacement size…with it also had an electro-magnetic fuel pump and transistorized ignition, now the power was rising to 165 horsepower along with the increased torque