Aimed directly at the American market, the 1969 Datsun 240Z had the looks, the handling thanks to independent suspension all around, a powerful free-revving engine plus a build quality which few could match for the money. It offered a monocoque design chassis/body, and whereas most cars of the era were still using leaf springs, the 240Z had struts all around, making it outstanding in corners. The straight-six engine was based on the Bluebird four-cylinder and was exceptionally strong, giving out plenty of power and torque while returning good economy and reliability that would see it go past 150,000 miles (241,350km) if properly serviced. Although having just two seats, it was practical with the hatchback rear. It also had a very high build quality which way surpassed anything else at its $3,526 price. The car sold over 150,000 models in 4 years.
Datsun 240Z Specifications
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