2.6L INLINE 6, ONLY ONE YEAR PRODUCTION FOR THE 260Z, GREAT COLOR COMBO, COOL!
These first-generation Z cars combined good looks with powerful performance as they started building the Z-car legend. This one looks extra good sitting up on a set of Rota wheels. It also looks like it wants to head out and find some fun little backroads. It just needs a driver to operate the pedals and turn the wheel. Might that be you? Come on down, check it out and see what you think.
Silver paint really works well on these cars. It shows off the bulging fenders and sloping hood line quite nicely. It helps that before this one was recoated the surfaces were prepped properly before a drop of that paint was sprayed on. The hood flows down to a badge on the front that still says Datsun. It sits over a black grill and is underlined by a chrome bumper with black trim cleaning up the air flow. The headlights are still tucked back into deep pockets in the fenders which is a unique look that carries through on all the first-generation cars. The windshield lays back at a nice aerodynamic angle and the roofline flows smoothly down over a big, very useful hatch. A Datsun 260Z badge graces that hatch and quad taillights are set in a black panel and underlined by a chrome bumper.
Open the door and you will find a really sharp interior that is completely stock, but one that Datsun started to dressed out a little bit more than the earlier cars. For example, the door panel is still simple with a nice armrest and a door latch mounted so low it looks funny until you sit in the car and realize that it is perfectly placed, but it also has a nice strip of burled wood trim running across the top. That compliments the wooden shift knob that rises out of the center console on the perfect angle wrapped in leather which is just begging to be stirred around. The high back bucket seats are both comfortable and supportive with air vents in the lower back area and substantial side bolsters for spirited driving. A three-spoke, deep dish steering wheel sits in front of a stock dash with the engine gauges mounted in the center and tilted toward the driver.
Open the hood and you will find a 2.6-liter, overhead cam, in-line 6-cylinder motor sitting down in the engine bay. The twin SU carbs have been rebuilt and tuned properly, and they have also been allowed to breath freely through high flow air filter elements. A good set of plug wires assures good spark and the exhaust heads out through a Magnaflow high performance muffler. An aluminum radiator keeps everything running cool and the power flows back through a 4-speed manual transmission to an independent rear suspension with a sway bar to keep it cornering flat. Up front there is a strut type front suspension with rack and pinion steering that has been completely serviced up recently. New tie rods and ball joints were installed and then a good 4-wheel alignment was done. Power front disc brakes provide great stopping power and the rubber meets the road through 205/55R16s mounted on those great looking Rota wheels.
This car looks great in its silver paint and trick wheels. It's ready to head out to find some twisty backroads, but it needs a driver to push the pedals. Come on down and try it on for size. You might decide that driver will be you.
- Rear Defogger
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Believed Original Engine
- AM/FM Radio
- Maintenance Records
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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