1971 Datsun 240Z Rally
Lot Number 575
1971 Datsun 240Z Rally
- Sold for: £37,185
Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.
I believe the car was delivered new to California in 1972 from where I imported it in 2011 for conversion to rally spec for the 2012 London to Cape Town rally
The car was prepared for the rally by Rally Preparation Services of Witney – from memory the total cost (Including import of the car) was about £60k
Unfortunately we had an accident in Greece and so were not competitive in the rally thereafter – we did arrive in Cape Town first but were probably officially in last place
After our accident we spent 3-4 days in Greece getting the car back in shape (hence we were effectively out of the reckoning for the race result) but while in Athens we met a brilliant carburettor man – himself a rally driver (known locally as Motorman). After the rally was complete I sent the car back to Greece to have Motorman work his magic fully restoring and upgrading the car to the spec it is now in at a cost of about €15-€20k.
The car is in good shape and is really strong but has some bits of minor surface rust – it"s a driver"s car rather than a garage queen – ideal for endurance rallying
- Lot Number
- 240Z STAGE RALLY
- Registration Number
- Chassis Number
- Engine Number
- L28 - 340649
- Body Colour
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