Datsun Sports 1964-1983 - 2020 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Datsun Sports 1964-1983 market review from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide

Reports from overseas of huge money being paid for rare versions of the 240Z are bound to influence local asking prices.

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The averages in our survey for 2.4 and 2.6-litre two-seaters have been held down by part-finished ‘projects’ however the cost of Japanese-spec Fairlady Zs has climbed above $60,000 and will move higher.

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Open-top models have settled, with 1500 Fairlady and 1600 models mostly below $25,000 while the scarce 2000 Sports is typically $35-45,000. Those wanting a 1970s Datsun with sporty looks and sufficient practicality should consider the 260Z 2+2. These in excellent condition cost $25-30,000 with the newer, more powerful 280ZX at $10,000 less.

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Fairlady/1600 $22,975 [5] 

2000 Sports $34,335 [5]

240Z $41,860 [15] 

Fairlady Z $69,475 [4] 

260Z $41,240 [10]

260Z 2+2 $23,675 [19]

280ZX $16,300 [24]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide.

See the 2019 Datsun Sports (1964-83) market review here


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