Datsun Sports 1964-83 - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Datsun Sports 1964-83

Look at where Jaguar E Type prices sit currently and it’s hardly surprising that the Jag-inspired 240Z seems also headed for six-figure territory. Money being paid for Zs on the world market peaked in 2017 but hasn’t fallen very far and will rebound. In Australia, asking prices continued to climb as 240Zs sold at or above $50,000.

Two-seat 260Zs at $30-35,000 currently offer better value, with 2+2 cars $10,000 below that.

The 280ZX is gaining some ground too and outstanding cars with five-speed manual transmission exceed $20,000.

If you want an open-top Datsun, the Fairlady and 1600 models cost $20-25,000 and still lag well behind the ‘superstar’ 2000 Sports.

Fairlady/1600 $24,715 [6] 

2000 Sports $36,335 [3]

240Z $45,200 [12] 

260Z $34,140 [7]

260Z 2+2 $21,875 [21] 

280ZX $13,000 [21]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2019 Japanese car Market Value Guide.


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