1974 Datsun 260Z

Lot: 242

Estimate (£): 16,000 - 20,000
(+buyer’s premium of 9.6% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 2.6L 1974 Datsun 260Z manual that has been with the current owner for the last 5 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 112 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Bid on this Lot

Ex-California, LHD car that has been sympathetically refurbished...
  • Rear-wheel drive, 165bhp, 6-cylinder mated to a 5-speed manual box
  • Purchased by our vendor in 2016 with its original green paint and brown vinyl interior
  • Sent to Emblem of Poole who went through the whole car mechanically to prepare it for a UK MOT
  • Subsequently (2018) fully recommissioned and refinished in its original Leaf Green Metallic
  • Subject to considerable attention over the last 4 years with invoices (£10,000+) on file
  • With fresh paint, a smart interior and running on triple Webers, this is a fabulous example
  • Supplied with a photo stick of the restoration, multiple invoices, owner's manual and a fresh MOT
  • 02/04/2020 update - We have just added a further 28 photos of the car supplied by the vendor. 
This car was consigned by Richard Greenhalgh. Please feel free to contact Richard on 07948 152921 / richard@classiccarauctions.co.uk

Lot Details

Registration: RYJ 245M RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1974 Engine size: 2.6L
Make: Datsun Odometer reading (miles): 97950
Model: 260Z MOT expiry: 2021-03-01
Warranted: No Chassis number: RLS30-015497

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 112 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Superbly repainted in Leaf Green Metallic. Euro stainless steel bumpers now fitted and side-markers correctly deleted. The paintwork is unblemished. 


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Components: Starting:
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Engine removed, cleaned and refinished in Nissan Blue. Professionally fitted with triple 40DCOEs, breathers, K&N filters, new S/S exhaust, manifold and anciliaries. Full details in the history file.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Vehicle History


I bought it from Holland where it had literally come off the boat from the US. It's a California car, and (I know it's a cliché) but it was completely rust free, it was just suffering from the usual sun-scarred paint, brittle seals, cracked dashboard etc. It was totally original, with its original green paint and brown vinyl interior

About the 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