Solid Tennis Ball

Solid Tennis Ball

1972 Datsun 240Z

The Seventies brought some unusual paint colors to showrooms. Detroit offered oranges, plums, and blues that grabbed, hugged, and were crazy. The latter part of the decade brought drab browns and beiges to reflect the Carter-era malaise. Datsun offered this Yellow 112, a lime yellow/green that closely resembles tennis balls.

This 1972 240Z has been repainted in the original color, and also has a non-original 2.6 liter six out of the ’74 260Z, albeit with the early SU-style carbs rather than the hateful flattops of the later engine. Those changes, along with the ugly original hubcaps rather than good-looking alloys, will likely keep this Z from reaching the $15k mark like better, more original examples. This is a Z that can be lightly modified without impunity..put Panasports or ARE Libres on, lower it a bit, and add a big-block 3.1 liter with triple Weber carbs. It looks like a solid base for a fun project.

It’s on eBay in Florida with reserve not met.1972 Datsun 240Z interior 1972 Datsun 240Z engine

 

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