This fully restored 1971 Datsun 240Z just sold for over $100k

And it's easy to see why (and why not)

Over the last few years, we've seen a mad price increases in the classic car universe. Some of us assumed the pandemic would somehow change that but it probably didn't because collectors continue to pay exorbitant amounts to get vintage cars. This spotless (and beautiful) 1971 Datsun 240Z, for example, was just sold for $111,000.

The 240Z you see here was originally shipped to Los Angeles in the 1970s before being sold to its second owner in the early 1980s. It sat in a garage, hardly ever used, until 2002 when the owner passed away and the car was acquired by Malamut Auto Museum in Thousand Oaks, California where it remained until 2017, when the person who's just sold the car through BaT bought it.

The car is painted in Monte Carlo Red with white stripes and matching decals, and it sits on its original 14-inch steel wheels wrapped in Vredestein Sprint Classic tires. Inside, you'll find factory black vinyl upholstery with textured seats, Datsun-branded floor mats, dedicated sills, a Hitachi AM radio, wood steering wheel and shift knob and it's got air conditioning, too.

The 2.4-liter inline-six engine that powers it was capable of 150 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque when it was but it probably lost a few horses over the last forty years. Other than that, the car is in excellent condition and it was comprehensively restored before the sale . It's done 31,000 miles, which means it has been used but not abused.

Whichever way you cut it, 100 grand is a lot of cash for what's essentially a 40-year-old Datsun but, as ever, any car is worth whatever its future owner is willing to pay for it.

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Comments (26)

  • I had a white 1970 in 1986 ... I was 26. My ex wife totaled it downtown San Francisco. We still talk ... easy come ... easy go.

      1 year ago
  • Much cheaper one in Scotland

      1 year ago
  • Nice but not that nice Theres better for that kinda price

      1 year ago
  • Anybody here follows the AMMO NYC Youtube Channel? I know its not a 240z but he posted a video yesterday that somebody had an 280z sat down in a garage for 44 years and now its going to be restored. That car only has 350 miles on it and every original part, sticker, paper tag and accesories are on it. It's just mental! www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZlIl74b0Ss

      11 months ago
  • Always loved these cars and might pay $20K for a restored one. But that’s about it.

      1 year ago
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