Datsun Sports 1964-1983 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Datsun Sports 1964-1983

Datsun sports models enjoy a strong collector following across the world and values continue to surge.

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We haven’t seen anything like the record-setting prices of 2020 during recent months (US$1.17 million paid for a rare 240Z racer and $310K for a road car) but six-figure 240/260Z sales are threatening to become typical. Later 260 2+2 and 280ZXs rely more on luxury than rally-winning bravado for their appeal and both versions remain affordable at less than $30,000.

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That amount should also buy an open-top Fairlady 1500 or perhaps the later 1600 Roadster, however the potent 2000 Sports is very scarce and excellent cars sell for more than $50,000.

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Fairlady/1600 $32,000 [1]

2000 Sports $62,500 [2]

240Z $64,085 [6]

Fairlady Z $120,445 [2]

260Z $59,595 [4]

260Z 2+2 $31,685 [14]

280ZX $23,900 [9]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2021 Japanese Classic & Performance Value Guide.

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From Unique Cars #454, June 2021


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