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eBay Find of the Day: World’s best Datsun 240Z resto-mod?

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eBay find of the day: 1972 datsun 240z resto-mod

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The Datsun 240Z is a pantheon vehicle. By that we mean it belongs on many a car enthusiasts’ all-time great vehicle lists. If you’re in the market, there are plenty of options on eBay that will help you put one in your driveway. One Datsun in particular has caught our eye due to the quality of its execution. How much would it cost to own the beautiful S30 shown above? If you wanted to Buy It Now, you’d better have $85,000 burning a hole in your pocket.

That’s right, we said $85,000, and that figure is reduced from an ambitious previous asking price of $125,000. What could cause someone to think their Z is worth that much? A complete frame-off restoration and a parts list that makes us think the owner is capable of Inception, since it reads like something from our modified car dreams.

Under the hood sits a SR20DET, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine taken from a 2002 Nissan Silvia. The suspension and brakes have been upgraded with Arizona Z car and Wilwood components. Basically, anything that could’ve been upgraded has been taken care of.

Still, you’d be hard-pressed to find a 240Z buyer looking to plunk down that many Benjamins for a car. There’s no doubt that leading Japanese classics are climbing in price, and this car might be snatched up quickly at half the asking price. Head over to eBay Motors for the full listing. Thanks for the tip, Sid!

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eBay Find of the Day: World’s best Datsun 240Z resto-mod? originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 28 Mar 2011 13:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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March 28th, 2011

The Top 110 Lemons of the Arse Sweat-A-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons [24 Hours Of Lemons]

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34 races in, and a Nissan Z Car finally took an overall LeMons win! They said it could never happen, but then they also said that Saabs and Taurus SHOs couldn’t win. Let’s check out the competition! More »

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August 14th, 2010

Nearly The Engine Swap Of The Day: Saab Turbo B Into Nissan 300ZX! [Engine Swap]

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Dropping an L28ET yanked from a Datsun 280ZX Turbo into a third-gen Firebird and racing the result was a good idea, which makes today’s swap a great idea! More »

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July 25th, 2010

Want To Buy A Porn Star’s Hot-Rodded Nissan? [Found On Craigslist]

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Adult film star Peter North is selling his Stillen-modified, 516-hp Nissan 300ZX on eBay. The car has 15,000 miles on it. We’ll let you make your own jokes with this one. [eBayMotors] More »

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July 20th, 2010

eBay Find of the Day: Ex-Newman 1987 Nissan 300ZX IMSA GTO racer

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Chances are, you’ve probably thought about what exactly you would buy if you had money bleeding out of every bodily orifice. Allow us to add another candidate to the list: Paul Newman’s 1987 Nissan 300ZX IMSA racecar. Yes, that Paul Newman – the 24 Hours of Le Mans finisher and SCCA champion. Now, we know past ownership isn’t reason enough to hand over $300,000, but that’s just fine. This car packs a walloping 750 horsepower from a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. The stock gearbox has been abandoned in favor of a Weismann five-speed, and the rear differential was replaced with a Stock Car Products piece. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Newman’s Own Z, this car was campaigned throughout 1987, landing a best place finish of third place at the same time. The following year, it was handed over to Scott Sharp, in whose capable hands it managed to rack up a multitude of wins. The car has been restored since then, and has only competed in a total of four vintage races since work was completed. Of those, Newman’s wicked Nissan managed to pull off three wins. Not too shabby. If you want it as badly as we do and have the means to procure it, the car is up for grabs on eBay Motors. Top tip, Ramin!

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eBay Find of the Day: Ex-Newman 1987 Nissan 300ZX IMSA GTO racer originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 09 Jul 2010 10:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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