1969 Datsun 240Z Samurai style
Incredible car with mega history - from 2012 successful participation at the 16,000km “La Gira Andina” Rally in South America to having had spent in access of £100,000 by Derek Hunt to bring her to this current Samurai spec. Bodywork: LHD. Rally reinforcements to engine bay. Driver’s seat mounting rails lowered. Removal of spare wheel holder, original petrol tank and all of the original small storage deposits, to create a much larger open flat floor space. See “Larger Petrol Tank” below. Colour: “Samuri” racing colours: Tango Bronze Metallic on Datsun/Nissan 110 Red. Trim: Roll hoop with diagonal bracing, by Protection & Performance. Sound insulation quilt fitted throughout. Leather clad Corbeau racing seats. Door & trim panels beige leather. Carpet & interior finish by artisan coach trimmer who is retained by Williams F1 Racing. Original dash encapsulated with special vinyl moulded beige skin. Tailored anti-reflective non-skid dash cover. Engine: Original 240 block, L24 2204, with 280Z internals, with special gas-flow cylinder head, with 274 degree camshaft. Transmission: Reconditioned Nissan S13 5-speed gear box with short-shift mechanism. Upgraded prop-shaft, aligned with profiled alloy spacers to lower diff input angle. Differential: R200 with bespoke solid alloy nose mounting. Fuel & Ignition System: Jenvey individual throttle bodies, foam filter, with fresh air intake ducting supplying the Jenvey throttle bodies, long range (80 Litre) fuel tank, internal Walbro GSS341 in-tank fuel pump, Kunifer fuel lines with Pico 330cc/min fuel injectors, installed and calibrated by Lloyds Specialist Developments Ltd, with the aid of a Dynapack Chassis Dynamometer. Coil pack, distributor-less ignition system with fully integrated programable CANEMS (02385) ECU Management System. Larger petrol tank: The original petrol tank has been replaced by an Alloy Foam-filled 80-litre Fuel Tank below the rear deck, providing a much greater range and a much larger flat floor open storage space in the rear cabin. Exhaust: Tubular six branch manifold 3-2-1 mild steel rally spec, with stainless heat shield to protect the fresh air intake ducting. Cooling: Copper and brass triple core radiator with thermostatically controlled Pacet fan. Billet grill in black powder coat. Special bespoke 2-position rising bonnet catches to assist engine cooling in very hot conditions. Suspension: Reinforced turret tops with adjustable top mount shock absorbers, with BC Racing coil-over strut conversion, tig welded to later 260Z Struts, larger tubes/hubs, 150lbs rears, 170lbs front. 280Z anti roll bars front & rear. Steering: STD rack & pinion rebuilt with be-spoke inner track control arms. Period Moto-Lita Steering Wheel. Brakes: MJP Motorsport conversion utilising Toyota 4 runner 4 piston Callipers, new bespoke disc to hub alloy adaptors with alloy wheel spacers. Rear hubs running later standard 260Z wheel cylinders and brake shoes and hand brake mechanism, with bespoke alloy handbrake lever, stops and pins. Stainless steel braided hoses all round. Wheels: Minilite 7J x15 with Verdenstein Quatrac 5 Tyres. Spacesaver spare wheel, with bespoke roofrack to carry puncture to repair centre. Boot Cargo Net. Interior Equipment: Bespoke white face instrumentation. Brantz trip-meter (LED Type). Map reading light. Alpine CD head unit with Focal speaker system. Inertia reel seat belts. Electrical: 125A main safety fuse installed. Headlamp wiring harness upgrade and ammeter to voltmeter conversion for improved electrical reliability. Twin Cibie spotlights and large 60’s style reversing light. standard 12V battery with high grade marine quality Isolator. Miscellaneous: Perspex Headlamp Covers. 4 PVC mud-flaps. 2 towing eyes front and 2 towing eyes rear. Substantial removable alloy sump guard and fuel tank guard. Extensive chassis, body and engine bay rust protection. All suspension components and fixings brackets have electro-plated finish. Stainless steel fixings used throughout.