Are you into classic cars? Check out this zombified Datsun 260Z, which was sold for only one year in the United States. (This blog information comes courtesy of AutoBlog.)
The first generation of the Nissan Z-Car was sold in the United States for the 1970 through 1978 model years, and it was a good-sized sales hit. These days, the value of a 240Z, 260Z, or 280Z in good shape can be quite high, but rough examples still show up in the nation’s low-priced self-service wrecking yards. Here’s one that I saw in Denver a few months back.
In the Midwest, this rust might not be considered fatal, but even the most devoted Z fan in Colorado will run away from a car that spent a decade or three with the windows down, filling up with snow every winter.
The 2.6-liter engine was used only for the 1974 model year in these cars, though a few Nissans in the Japanese home market got the L26 as well.
This one has factory air conditioning, which was still considered a somewhat frivolous luxury item in the middle 1970s.
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