1978 Datsun 260Z

Lot: 415

Sold for (£): 24,750
Offered for sale is a 2.565ccL 1978 Datsun 260Z manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 60 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

UK specified, right-hand drive and just 8,285 miles...First registered on the 10th March 1978 and has only had two owners having been purchased from the original owner by our vendor in 1994. At the time of purchase, our vendor had spent a long time trying to source the best 260Z possible and ended up selecting this car because of its very low mileage and long term ownership.

After purchasing the car it was used sparingly for just one year before a change in circumstances meant that it was put into storage in 1995 showing just 8,284 miles on the clock from new. It would remain there for a further 21 years, untouched, until revealed in May of this year.

When the car was pulled out of storage it underwent a thorough inspection by specialist Richard Thorne Classic Cars. The engine was turned by hand and then connected to a small auxiliary fuel tank to bypass the fuel tank/lines and briefly started and run with no obvious issues. In order for a new owner to fully run the car, the condition of the inside of the tank and fuel lines would need to be inspected and old fuel drained. It would also need a full mechanical service including thoroughly going through the braking system. 

Finished in a striking shade of Copper Bronze Metallic, the bodywork is generally in very good condition with small, localised bubbles of rust here and there and some surface rust on the chrome work. There are some minor paint blisters in various places, mainly on the roof. Inside the car is in very good condition showing no obvious signs of excessive use. 

Offered with a history file containing past MOTs, original handbook, service book detailing two services, original tool roll, jack and wheel chock and an older letter from the Datsun 'Z' Car Register confirming its mileage. Presented as it was the day it left storage, this car is possibly an unrepeatable opportunity to own what could be one of the lowest mileage ‘Z’ cars in existence. Ready for recommissioning or preserving, this rare car would be a very rewarding and straightforward project.


Lot Details

Registration: SHT 800S RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1978 Engine size: 2.565ccL
Make: Datsun Odometer reading (miles): 8
Model: 260Z MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: RS30-021058

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 60 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Very good body work, paint work has micro blistered due to age.

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

Very good overall condition commensurate with mileage and age.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

Not currently running. The engine was turned by hand and then connected to a small auxiliary fuel tank to bypass the fuel tank/lines and briefly started and run with no obvious issues. In order for a new owner to fully run the car, the condition of the inside of the tank and fuel lines would need to be inspected and old fuel drained and any orginal perished hoses and auxilary items checked and replaced. It would also need a full mechanical service including thoroughly going through the braking system

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

The gearbox has not been checked how ever one would assume is in good condition inline with the mileage of the car.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

Due to the lack of use recomisioning work would be need should you wish to use this car.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

The electrics are untested

Vehicle History

Remarks

The car is presnet with very rare original service book which has been partially stamped prior to storage the rare orginal owners manual is also present, Past MoTs accompany the car until the car was put in to storage.  The original Tool Kit and Jack + wheel chocks are also present.

About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history