1971 Datsun 240Z HS30 L28
I wish cars were still made like this
The only problem has been the distributor's electronic module, which was not a standard item on a 240z, but was on the later 280zx.
The 240z is a heavily underrated machine, especially in Australia, although general opinions are changing.
Excellent handling with minor modifications and improvements.
Very reliable. Can always get it to start and runs like clockwork.
Extremely satisfying to drive, I've never driven a car that's more fun; even high power output turbo's.
The only downside to a 240z is the cabin and original seats. They look great, but are not very comfortable when old and saggy. I about to fit some Recaros.
The fumes in the cabin can be a problem, but replacing all rubber seals around windows and hatch and rear tail lights will greatly reduce this problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th October, 2005