1970 Datsun 240Z
Being cool doesn’t always just mean looking good, it’s what’s underneath that matters too (but looking the part definitely helps) and that’s exactly the case for this next classic car.
The Datsun 240Z was introduced to the American market in 1969 by Yataka Katayaman, the president of Nissan Motors USA.
Many referred to this automobile as the Jaguar E-Type’s Asian Doppelganger. With the same beautiful look as the Jaguar, but perhaps a bit more brains.
With all the thought that went into the development of this car, it was hard not to creep right up into the hallmark of Japanese sports cars.
Engine: In line six
Construction: Cast-iron block, alloy head
Bore X stroke: 83.00mm X 73.7mm
Valves: Single over head camshaft
Compression ratio: 9. 13: 1 or with E88 head
Fuel system: Mechanical fuel pump, twin Hitachi HJG 48W 1.75in SU type carburettors
Maximum power: 151 bhp at 5600 RPM
Transmition: five speed manual or optional 3 speed auto
How fast is this car?
The car made the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 8.2 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in 15.5 seconds at 86.5 mph. Top speed was 125 mph.