Datsun 260Z Review from North America

1974 Datsun 260Z L26 I-6

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission L26 I-6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carDatsun 240Z


A true classic sports car!


I need to replace the rear end. It has had a clunking problem since I bought it, I have the parts now though, just haven't installed them.

It has had a few electrical glitches. The tachometer doesn't work, and the headlights went out on me. The headlights are fixed now.

General Comments:

I love this car! It is a dream. I can depend on it every morning to start right up and get me to work, fast.

I have after-market carburetors on it, so it isn't stock, plus new wheels.

The handling in this car leaves me breathless every time I push it. It never leaves you wishing for more.

Acceleration is astounding. Beautifully powerful motor, and great geared tranny.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2001

18th Feb 2008, 10:08

Refering to the clunking in the rear end: what was the problem, what caused it? I am having the same trouble with mine, and can't figure it out.

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review