Used Car of the Day: 1973 Datsun 240Z

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 1973 datsun 240z

We've got another classic Z for you for today's Used Car of the Day. This 1973 Datsun 240Z is "mostly original" with an "unmolested" body and it commands $42,500.


Coming to us from New York state, the car has 56,000 original miles and the numbers match. The 5-speed manual is out of a 280Z. Upgrades include the coil overs and the carburetors along with the wheels -- the rest appears to be stock or close to it.

The seller says there is no rust.

Check it out here.

[Images: The seller]

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  • Jeff S Jeff S on Jan 23, 2023

    This car will sell there are a lot of Z enthusiast.

  • FormerFF FormerFF on Jan 23, 2023

    I received a used '72 Z in 1976 courtesy of my father, who didn't like my Opel Manta. I can't say I was overly impressed with it. At four years of age there was tear in the seat, the springs had sagged, the steering rack bushings were shot and it needed a clutch. It was a PITA to cold start and the throttle had an odd linkage that gave you a lot of throttle without all that much pedal movement. I would have rather kept the Opel, which had a better chassis and a nicer interior, but no power.

  • Fred You think it's cold here, go to You Tube and check out the video for "How We Drive a Car at -50°C (-58°F) | Yakutia, Siberia"
  • Fred I haven't paid attention, but my local dealer is no longer Buick or Cadillac. Just Chevy and GMC. Probably where the money is in a small town rural area. Tough to compete with the prices in Modesto or beyond.
  • FreedMike It'll do 24 seconds to 60 for all eternity.
  • SCE to AUX That's pretty sweet, and seemingly in decent condition. I have a lot of respect for cockroach cars, although I never liked following one of these old diesels.
  • Matzel "Andretti and Cadillac’s bid to enter F1 has faced strong headwinds as the existing teams balk at the prospect of an immediately competitive American shop".Why would the existing teams be worried about Andretti-Cadillac being immediately competitive? What makes you think they would be competitive out of the gate? The existing teams do not want the prize money pool to be diluted.
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