A near-mint-condition 1971 Datsun 240Z listed by Bring A Trailer has sold for a record high of $310,000 USD. Finished in “Racing Green” over “Brown Vinyl” upholstery, this unrestored Japanese classic almost triples the previous record sale of a similar model from 1970, which sold for $124,240 USD in June, 2019.
The first-generation Z model was rarely driven, accumulating just 21,750 miles in its lifetime spent between its home and a dealership, the latter being a place to display it like a museum piece. The car retains its original 2.4L inline-six, producing 150 BHP and 146 lb-ft of torque when it first rolled off the production line, and it also sports its factory-fitted 14” steel wheels that are dressed with vintage 1972 hubcaps.
White rocker stripes along the side skirts contrast the “Racing Green” paint job, 240Z badging appears on the C-pillars, horizontal vents dress the rear hatch and, on the inside, vintage brown vinyl covers the interior with its naturally-aged patina. There’s also an original three-spoke steering wheel as well as all of the old school fixtures and fittings, such as its Hitachi AM radio.
Take a look at the $310,000 USD 1971 Datsun 240Z in the gallery above.
Elsewhere in the world of automotives, an ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz 2.5-16 Evo II is currently up for auction with Bring A Trailer.