Looks Like A Very Plain Z, Until You Look Closer

Looks Like A Very Plain Z, Until You Look Closer

1971 Datsun Fairlady Z

The minor details – obviously beyond the right-hand drive cockpit – stand out on this beautifully preserved Fairlady Z. The big things are the minimalist bumpers front and rear, which are cleaner and sleeker than those fitted to US market cars. The fender-mounted mirrors are another Japanese-market telltale.

The plain black steel wheels are another, one that reminds the Z fanatics of the limited-edition Z432. Sadly, the Z432’s twin-cam engine isn’t present here – just an upsized L28 2.8 liter six, breathing through a trio of Weber sidedraft carbs. The original Japanese-market two liter is available separately.

Interestingly, this car is said to have been imported to California when nearly new – we wonder why? Still, this is a stellar example of a beautiful early Z.

It’s on eBay in southern California for $38,500 or offer.1971 Datsun Fairlady Z engine 1971 Datsun Fairlady Z interior 1971 Datsun Fairlady Z silver profile

 

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