1972 | Datsun 240 Z

Super Samuri

EUR 45,359 JPY 6,235,566 BGN 88,714 CZK 1,105,864 DKK 337,452 GBP 37,950 HUF 17,794,520 PLN 212,160 RON 221,876 SEK 474,074 CHF 43,949 ISK 6,363,934 NOK 445,112 HRK 340,822 RUB 5,316,175 TRY 837,939 AUD 65,753 BRL 240,437 CAD 59,639 CNY 314,577 HKD 365,597 IDR 685,118,507 ILS 151,727 INR 3,719,182 KRW 60,899,171 MXN 929,529 MYR 207,334 NZD 72,507 PHP 2,596,648 SGD 63,984 THB 1,650,767 ZAR 758,946

 

Datsun 240 Z

Datsun 240 Z

Datsun 240 Z

Datsun 240 Z

Datsun 240 Z

Datsun 240 Z

Datsun 240 Z

Datsun 240 Z

Datsun 240 Z

Datsun 240 Z

Datsun 240 Z

Datsun 240 Z
Datsun 240 Z
Datsun 240 Z
Datsun 240 Z
Datsun 240 Z
Datsun 240 Z
Datsun 240 Z
Datsun 240 Z
Datsun 240 Z
Datsun 240 Z
Datsun 240 Z
1972 | Datsun 240 Z

Super Samuri
EUR 45,359 JPY 6,235,566 BGN 88,714 CZK 1,105,864 DKK 337,452 GBP 37,950 HUF 17,794,520 PLN 212,160 RON 221,876 SEK 474,074 CHF 43,949 ISK 6,363,934 NOK 445,112 HRK 340,822 RUB 5,316,175 TRY 837,939 AUD 65,753 BRL 240,437 CAD 59,639 CNY 314,577 HKD 365,597 IDR 685,118,507 ILS 151,727 INR 3,719,182 KRW 60,899,171 MXN 929,529 MYR 207,334 NZD 72,507 PHP 2,596,648 SGD 63,984 THB 1,650,767 ZAR 758,946

 

United Kingdom

S30
Coupe
110/150 kw/hp
Ian Le Riche

Le Riche Automobile Restorers (CI) Ltd.

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Datsun
    Model Z Series
    Model name 240 Z
    Series S30
    Year of manufacture 1972
    Chassis number HS30-05739
    Condition category Authentic
    First registration 04/1972
    Engine number L28 474208
    Technical details
    Body style Coupe
    Body detail Coupe
    Power (kw/hp) 110/150
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 2,753 (Factory: 2,393)
    Cylinders 6
    Doors 2
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Gears 5
    Drive Rear
    Front Brake Disc
    Rear Brake Drum
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Red
    Manufacturer colour name Maroon & gold
    Interior colour Black
    Interior material Others
    Power Assisted Steering

Description

The Datsun 240Z was the first generation of 'Z' two-seat coupes, produced by Nissan in Japan from 1969 to 1978. It was introduced on to the British market at the October 1971 Motor Show.

The early Z cars were powered by a 2.4 litre, straight six, overhead cam engine developing around 150bhp mated to a five-speed gearbox as standard, which gave a claimed 0-60 mph time of 8 seconds and a top speed of 125 mph. The car also featured independent suspension all round, with MacPherson struts at the front and Chapman links at the rear; rack and pinion power steering and front disc brakes.

This promising sporting performance was used by Nissan to promote their brand image by the well-tried route of entering a small number of specially modified works cars into a number of International rallies in the early 70’s. These included the RAC Rally, the Monte Carlo Rally and most notably a victory in the East African Safari Rally in 1973.

These performances did not go un-noticed and a number of private individuals recognised the potential in the 240Z and started to explore how they might be further developed. One such was Spike Anderson, who had been in the performance tuning business for some years, latterly at Broadspeed as a cylinder head specialist, before creating his own company Race Head Services. 

The first ‘Samuri’ was a 1971 Datsun Sunny Coupe, with a humble 1200 cc engine from which he managed to extract 105bhp. This was traded for a Datsun 240Z, which received similar detailed attention, including a modified cylinder head; triple Weber or Dellorto carburettors; six-branch exhaust manifold and system; lowered and uprated suspension; alloy wheels and improved braking. A front air dam and special ‘Samuri’ paint job completed the picture. A UK car magazine published a glowing review of the now very much faster car, and the Samuri Motor Company was born, with ten Super Samuris built during the course of 1973.

The car offered here was first registered in the UK in 1972 and is an original Super Samuri conversion, recorded on the Super Samuri Register as number 41 and authenticated by Spike Anderson.

During the course of its life, this car has received additional upgrades over and above the original Samuri Motor Company specification. It now has:

  • a fully rebuilt L28 (2.8 litre) block, fitted in 2006 by highly regarded expert, Dave Jarman
  • triple Dellorto DHLA40 carburetors, with matching manifold and K&N air filters
  • a tubular 6 branch exhaust manifold
  • baffled sump pan
  • thermostatically controlled fan
  • electronic ignition
  • R200 differential
  • 225/50x15 JBW ‘Minilite’ wheels
  • Willwood calipers on ventilated front discs

It has seen only limited use in recent years, but has proven fast and handles well, having been entered in local hill climb and sprint events.

The body is finished in one of the distinctive two-tone colour schemes of the Spike Anderson cars - a striking gold and maroon. There is scope however, to improve the condition of the bodywork. The interior is black with some uprated black leather seats fitted for extra comfort. Overall, it is in a good presentable condition.

A total of just 77 Super Samuris were built and today, a genuine Super Samuri is highly sought after.

This authenticated genuine car is in an un-restored condition but has a history of rebuilds and upgrades. It is fast and handles well - a road car that you could race then drive home! The car would benefit from some additional works and is priced accordingly.

 It comes with a V5C and Super Samuri Register certification.

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Le Riche Automobile Restoreres (CI) Ltd.

Unit 10, Springside Rue de la Monnaie

JE3 5DG Trinity

+44 1534 864073

Ian Le Riche

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Ian Le Riche
Le Riche Automobile Restorers (CI) Ltd.
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