Datsun Sports 1964-83 - 2018 market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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One the greatest-ever Datsun series

Datsun Sports 1964-83

If you didn’t jump into a 240Z a few years back then the chances of securing one in decent condition for under $40,000 are probably gone.

Some early 240s have been advertised at double that money but typical cars aren’t there yet. Two-seat 260Zs are a little cheaper than 2.4-litre cars and more difficult to find.

2+2 versions in excellent order at $25,000 are worth having, as are rare manual versions of the 280ZX.

Early Fairlady Roadsters aren’t usually in great condition and most cost less than $20,000.

The reverse applies to the 2000 Sports, with neglected cars worth $30,000 and those in show-worthy condition bringing double that amount.

Fairlady/1600 $12,075 [4] 

2000 Sports $43,000 [1]

240Z $40,835 [20] 

260Z $38,315 [9] 

260Z 2+2 $22,085 [9]

280ZX $12,090 [19]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Japanese Classic Car Value Guide.

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