Datsun 240Z For Sale
Nissan S30: Fairlady Z & Datsun 240Z Review
The Nissan S30 which was sold in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z and in North America as the Datsun 240Z; is a classic race car coupe. The Nissan S30 was the first generation of the Z GT two-seat coupe and the 240Z was the first model produced in 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973. Although Nissan was an active brand in international markets, their import cars were sold under the Datsun marquee in North America. Thus for this reason the car is known in the United States, Canada and Mexico as the Datsun 240Z.
The Datsun 240Z was popular during its production as it was a low cost alternative to higher priced sports cars from overseas made by auto brands such as Jaguar, BMW and Porsche. The 240Z continues to be a highly sought after car today among racing, rallying drifting enthusiasts along with classic, vintage and Japanese care collectors.
Website Mission & Purpose
As the Nissan Datsun 240Z continues to be a highly popular car on the used market, the goal of this website is to present every Datsun 240Z For Sale in North America, specifically United States and Canada.
We provide resources for both buyers and sellers as outlined below. Read on to learn more about this site and the Datsun 240Z or jump directly into the classified ads by using the navigation to the right.
Buyers: While there are a few high quality sites online focused on finding late model Datsun cars, and using Craigslist is great for local search; there was not one place dedicated to the 240Z.
240ZForSale.com is designed to be the ultimate source for enthusiasts looking to buy a used 240Z regardless of condition.
Rather they are looking for a mint condition showroom 240Z, a barn find or a parts car; we display all relevant ads on this site.
You can use the navigation to the right to select by model year, to see all cars listed for sale in the US or Canada along with sort by state or province.
Please Contact Us with any general questions regarding this site.
Sellers: For those who wish to sell a Datsun 240Z, OEM salvage parts or new aftermarket accessories; this website is also here to serve them. We provide this service free of charge; however we are currently in BETA mode so the process is not as streamlined as it will be in complete launch. The best and easiest way to use this service now is to create a local Craigslist ad and to fill out our form on the List Page including a link back to your ad.
The major benefit of using our site is that you will received direct access to buyers looking specifically for 1970, 1971, 1972 or 1973 Datsun 240Z. It is also a great way to get exposure to buyers outside of your local area on Craigslist without paying the fees of eBay, AutoTrader Classics or other national paid directories.
Nissan S30 History
The original Nissan S30 was designed by Yoshihiko Matsuo and brought to the American market by Yutaka Katayama, president of Nissan Motors for USA operations. The 1970 and first half of model year 1971 were referred to as the Series I and were unique in that they had a few different exterior stylings than later model Nissan S30 cars. During the Datsun 240Z production run from the second half of 1971 “Series 240Z cars” and continuing through model years 1972 and 1973; Nissan continued to modify the cosmetics of the car including interior and exterior redesigns.
It should be noted that 240Z made during 1970 and the first half of model year 1971 are known as “Series I” and are unique from other years in that they have a chrome 240Z badge on the sail pillar and two horizontal vents in the rear hatch. These are below the glass molding and allow ventilated air flow. Also note that the 1971 model year was the first time the three speed automatic transmission was made available as an option.
The 240Z has two distinct honors including being the winner of the 1973 21st East African Safari Rally. The driver was Shekhar Mehta. In 2004 Sports Car International also named the Datsun 240Z as the second best Top Sports Cars of the 1970s.
Datsun 240Z Concept
Nissan launched a unique program in 1998 in order to stir up attention to the 240Z and bring the Nissan S30 line back into the public eye. In an unprecedented move, Nissan purchased original 240Zs and restored them back to factory specs. These were sold to dealerships for $24,000. A year later in 1999 a concept car was unveiled however future designs have deviated from the classic style.
240ZForSale.com is designed to be the definitive web source for finding the Datsun 240Z aka Nissan S30 & Fairlady Z for sale in North America. This site, its owners or advertisers are not directly involved in the actual sale of any car. Datsun 240Z For Sale is not endorsed by or affiliated with Nissan, Craigslist or any company name mentioned or displayed on this site