The first generation Nissan Z car was a pretty inline-6 powered 2-seater sold in the USA under the Datsun marque and 240Z nameplate. It was unlike anything seen from a Japanese manufacturer and sold like hot cakes with 148,000 units released onto the black tops of America. The resulting glut of S30 Z-cars on the used market meant they were cheap for years and many got converted into V8 hot rods by folks unfamiliar with overhead camshafts...which is good or bad depending on how you like your classic Zs. Find this 1973 Datsun 240Z V8 5-speed offered for $6,000 in Eureka, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The seller only provides two pictures and the advertisement is a few days old...but believe me when I say this is a good deal and it's probably already sold. The combination of V8, manual gearbox, and lack of cowl induction hood scoop (or Yosemite Sam mudflaps...etc) makes this a steal of $6,000 if you ask me.
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