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Nissan 240Z 1970

The Nissan S30 (bought in Japan because the Nissan Fairlady Z and in different markets because the Datsun 240Z and later because the 260Z and 280Z) became the primary technology of Z sporty 2 seater and 2+2 coupes produced with the aid of using Nissan Motors, Ltd. of Japan from 1969 to 1978. It became designed with the aid of using a crew led with the aid of using Mr. Yoshihiko Matsuo, the pinnacle of Nissan's Sports Car Styling Studio. HLS30 became the designation of the left-hand force version and HS30 for the right-hand force version.

The Fairlady Z became added in past due 1969 as a 1970 version, with the L20A litre straight-6 SOHC engine, rear wheel force, and a elegant coupe body. The engine, primarily based totally at the Datsun 510's four-cylinder, produced one hundred fifty hp (112 kW) and got here with a 5-pace guide transmission (240Z fashions acquired the L24 2.four litre engine and a four-pace guide). A much less not unusualplace 3-pace computerized transmission became non-compulsory from 1971 on, and had a "Nissan Full Automatic" badge. A four-wheel unbiased suspension consisted of MacPherson struts in front (borrowed from the Datsun Laurel C30) and Chapman struts in back. Front disc brakes and rear drums have been standard.The 1970 240Z became added to the American marketplace with the aid of using Yutaka Katayama, president of Nissan Motors USA operations, extensively referred to as Mr. K.

The early 1970 version 240Z had a chrome "240Z" badge at the B-pillar region panel. Two vents have been protected withinside the rear hatch beneathneath the glass molding. In mid-1971 the B-pillar facet badges have been restyled with the letter Z vent, and the vents have been removed from the hatch. Design adjustments for the U.S. version passed off at some stage in manufacturing and are defined Design and Manufacturing Changes to the U.S. Spec.
The 240Z and 260Z used dual Hitachi one-barrel facet-draft SU-like carburetors. The carburetors have been modified starting with version 12 months 1973 to conform with emissions regulations, however the sooner carburetors have been a ways advanced for overall performance.
Fuel injection (L-Jetronic digital gasoline injection, designed with the aid of using Bosch) became brought for the 280Z in 1975 for the US. This became normally so that you can deal with the problem confronted in getting sufficient energy the use of carburetors even as nonetheless assembly US emissions regulations.Due to its exceptionally low rate as compared to different overseas sports activities automobiles of the time (Jaguar, BMW, Porsche, etc.), it have become famous withinside the United States and became a prime achievement for the Nissan Motor Corporation, which on the time bought automobiles in North America below the call Datsun. The 240Z additionally broadened the photo of Japanese vehicle-makers past their econobox achievement.
The Z became very a hit in racing withinside the 1970s: Connecticut's Bob Sharp in addition to Bob Bondurant (Brock Racing Enterprises-BRE) racing crew with John Morton riding a Datsun 510 range forty six have been especially a hit. Clearwater Florida (and later Maryland) racer Don Kearney had an awful lot achievement with the Z vehicle among 1970 and 1978. The Z is likewise credited as a catalyst for the import overall performance elements industry. To hold Zcar hobby alive, Nissan had a 1998 application wherein they bought unique 240Zs, professionally restored them, and bought them at dealerships for $24,000.

Specifications of 1970 Datsun 240Z

Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

$3,601 (base price: $3,526)

SOHC 12-valve inline-6, iron block and aluminum head, 2x1-bbl
146 in3, 2393 cm3 
151 hp @ 5600 rpm
146 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

4-speed manual

Suspension (F/R): struts/struts
Brakes (F/R): 10.7-in disc/9.0-in drum
Tires: Bridgestone Radial, 175/SR-14

Wheelbase: 90.7 in 
Length: 162.8 in 
Width: 64.1 in 
Height: 50.5 in 
Curb weight: 2330 lb

30 mph: 2.5 sec
60 mph: 7.8 sec
100 mph: 22.8 sec
1/4 mile: 16.1 sec @ 87 mph
Top speed: 109 mph
Braking, 80–0 mph: 259 ft