One of the most immaculate "Z" cars you’ll ever find
A pristine, all-original 1978 Datsun 260Z is heading to auction later this month in the U.K. It will be part of the Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) sale, and will cross the block on Saturday, September 24th.
Uncovered after sitting 21 years untouched, this Datsun has just 8,285 miles (13,333 kilometres) to its name. It was pulled out of storage in May, and underwent a thorough inspection by a specialist - the engine turned by hand then connected to a small auxiliary fuel tank.
It’s a right-hand drive, two-owner example originally registered in the U.K. in March of 1978. It was purchased by its current owner in 1994, then promptly put into storage. It retains the original Copper Bronze Metallic paint scheme that it wore new in 1978, and all the original interior components.
“This car is an unrepeatable opportunity to own what could be one of the lowest mileage ‘Z’ cars in existence,” said Guy Lees-Milne, Auction Manager of CCA. “ This fantastic car is a rare find ready for recommissioning or preserving, and will make for a very rewarding and straightforward project for the winning bidder.”
With an estimate of £18,000 - £22,000 (approx. $31,000 - $38,000), even in original condition the "Z" cars remain a viable option for the car collector on a budget. You might remember the more-slightly-used 1973 Datsun 240Z we featured previously that sold for $14,100 (approx. $18,500 CAD).
With this example, you’ll also be getting an original hand book and service book, original tool roll, jack, and wheel chock, and even a letter from the Datsun "Z" Car Register confirming the cars’s mileage.
Don’t miss out on the chance to own one of the most pristine Datsun "Z" cars around.
Source: Classic Car Auctions