October 31, 2013

1972 Datsun 240Z Lime Green

Reviving Classic Beauty: The 1972 Datsun 240Z Restored to Perfection

In the realm of classic cars, few models evoke the same level of admiration and nostalgia as the Datsun 240Z. With its sleek design, powerful engine, and agile performance, it captured the hearts of automotive enthusiasts worldwide. Now, imagine finding a meticulously restored 1972 Datsun 240Z, brought back to life with painstaking attention to detail and upgraded for modern performance demands. Meet the epitome of automotive restoration excellence.

The allure of the Datsun 240Z lies not only in its aesthetic appeal but also in its exceptional performance capabilities. Powered by a smooth 2.4-liter overhead-cam straight six and equipped with independent rear suspension, this iconic Japanese car set new standards in its era. Clocking a remarkable 0-60 in 7.8 seconds and reaching a top speed of 125 mph, it delivered thrills on par with its European counterparts at a fraction of the cost.

However, the passage of time inevitably takes its toll on any vehicle, making finding a pristine 40-year-old Datsun 240Z a daunting task. Yet, against the odds, a gem has emerged – a 1972 Datsun 240Z meticulously restored to surpass its original glory.

Resplendent in a captivating lime green hue, this immaculate specimen stands as a testament to the dedication of its restorers. Every aspect of its interior has been lovingly revived, with each component replaced or meticulously restored to achieve a factory-fresh appearance. Courtesy of the artisans at Miller Brothers Hot Rod Barn, the body has undergone a comprehensive restoration, ensuring flawlessness from every angle.

Enhancing both aesthetics and performance, upgrades from Arizona Z Car adorn the suspension, elevating handling prowess to contemporary standards. However, the pièce de résistance lies under the hood – a lightweight SR20DET engine, meticulously tuned to deliver two distinct modes of exhilaration. With 320 horsepower at your disposal for leisurely cruises and a staggering 437 horsepower unleashed for adrenaline-fueled escapades, this Datsun 240Z offers a driving experience like no other.

In a world where automotive history intersects with modern innovation, the 1972 Datsun 240Z stands as a shining example of restoration excellence. Melding timeless design with contemporary performance enhancements, it embodies the spirit of automotive passion and craftsmanship. For enthusiasts seeking the ultimate driving experience, this restored masterpiece beckons, promising thrills that transcend generations.

Specs & Details, 1972 Datsun 240Z
Raw Power, 2002 Nissan 2.0L SR20DET Turbocharged inline-4
Engine Modifications, Mahle 86mm 8.5:1 pistons; Eagle H-beam rods; ARP rod bolts, main studs & cylinder head studs; ACL “race” rod & main bearings; Cometic head gasket; Brian Crower 264/264 camshafts, valvesprings & Ti retainers; Tomei rocker arm stoppers; GReddy short runner intake manifold & fuel rail; Max Bore throttle body; McKinney Motorsports engine mounts, radiator, rad shroud & intercooler; National Speed Inc. custom turbo kit (Garrett GT3071R, Peak Boost manifold, TiAL 4mm wastegate & 50mm BOV), oil & coolant feed lines, 3" downpipe & exhaust, 4" intake, 2.5" hot side chargepipes, 3" cold side chargepipes, vacuum & boost reference lines, aluminum coil cover, turbo heat shield, crankcase & valve cover breather systems, coolant overflow reservoir, coolant hard pipes & windshield washer reservoir; Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump, FPR & fuel filters; Precision 780cc fuel injectors
Engine Management, AEM EMS, UEGO, boost control solenoid, IAT sensor & 3.5 bar MAP sensor; custom National Speed Inc. low/high boost switch
Drivetrain, Nissan Silvia S14 5-speed transmission; Competition Clutch Stage IV clutch & lightweight flywheel; Nismo R-200 LSD; 300ZX half shafts; Arizona Z Cars billet diff mount
Suspension, Arizona Z Cars Track-Pak coilovers (375 in-lb springs), billet control arms, billet steering knuckles & camber plates; Momentum custom camber plate covers; ST sway bars.