Asking Price: $15,600 (Current Bid)
Key Car Facts
- Model Year: 1973
- Odometer: 63K
- Engine: L24 Inline 6
- Transmission: 4-speed Manual
- Condition: Excellent
- State/Region: Oklahoma
- Contact Name: Not Provided
- Phone: See Below
- Email: See Below
More Details & Pictures
Attention Auction Ends October 4, 2018 9:00 pm EDT
Model: 240Z rally tribute
Mileage: 63k miles
Engine: L24 inline 6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Ext. Color: Brown/Black
Int. Color: Black/Brown
Key Features: unique safari rally tribute, rust-free 240Z base, very reputable builder/dealer, surefire attention grabber at your local meet
Second Daily is proud to present this one-of-a-kind Datsun 240Z safari rally tribute car powered by its original numbers matching L24 inline-six mated with a 4-speed manual gearbox. Now before you experts go all crazy on us here, this was not built to represent any one actual racer. It is not meant to be 100% period correct. It is not meant to be specific to one particular team, event, or car. So consider it a tribute to the history of Datsun rally racing. Period. It is simply from the mind and hands of a very-well known collector/seller/restorer of all things Z as something that “just had to be done”. Watch the videos below and you’ll experience the feeling we’re talking about. The seller has provided over 200 photos and we have selected some of those to showcase here. If you would like to see the full set, please contact us or simply comment below and we can share those.
This one ships from Oklahoma with a clean clear title in the seller’s name. Second Daily will cover up to $200 of the cost of a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) if you order one and then go on to purchase the car. So bid with confidence knowing we’ve got you covered. You must make arrangements prior to auction close and successfully win the auction to receive the $200 credit.
Life for this rally racer began as a normal one-owner Texas owned 1973 240Z. The seller states it was a super clean accident-free rust-free body with original paint top side, bottom side, and inside. All of the rally modification work was completed in-house with help from an experienced off-road fabrication shop. The build includes a custom roof rack with spare tire carrier, tubular bumpers and side bars, skid plates, 8 Hella lights fitted to the rack and front, Western wheels with 27×8.5/14 General Grabber AT2 all-terrain tires, leather racing seats, racing graphics, rear tire mount carrier, coils spring lift with a custom rear strut mount and more.
Inside is actually more posh than the exterior would lead you to believe. The seller removed the carpeting and replaced the original seats with a pair of leather racing seats. Everything inside works except the clock…Second Daily will provide a watch to the winner bidder if this a deal breaker. The odometer shows what is believed to be the original 63k miles as the seller acquired the car from the original owner in 2017. The best part is, you can roll up the windows and blast the air conditioning through the dirt hills of Africa.
Modifications from original
Hahahahaahahhahaha…yes, it’s modified. Although, please note the brown metallic paint is original. No service is needed, and the only thing that is not working is the clock and the rear defrost.
The Rally components are obviously a modification, but it all was custom made at the tune of thousands of dollars to make them a bolt on application, so it is all easily reversible if desired at a later time, but who would honestly want to? That is to say, no cutting or permanent modifications to the S30 underlying were made. This car is not for everyone of course, but neither is a 3k mile 993 turbo, or a 300k mile Defender 90 diesel. To each his own and that’s what we’re about here. This is for the guy or gal who is looking to put a little fun in their daily commute, to have a conversation piece at the local Cars and Coffee, to take the long way home that might even include a dirt road or two. Have fun with it, you have but one life here and why spend it driving something boring?