Wednesday, July 28, 2010
An exceptional Z
This is a 1970 Datsun Z432. It has a factory installed S20 Skyline 6-cylinder engine. 420 of these cars were built and from what I can see none have ventured outside Japan where they are understandably highly revered. They can't be called 240Zs because they were only two litres. They were Fairlady Z432s. The 4 represented the number of valves per cylinder, the 3 the number of carbies and the 2 the number of camshafts. They came with magnesium wheels, 5-speed transmission and "one of the sweetest engine notes you will ever find". This one is for sale for 8,800,000 Yen in Japan which is apparently quite reasonable. Going on tonight's exchange rate, that's A$104,761.