1974 Datsun 260Z

The 1970s was a golden age of car making in our opinion here at The Coolector and whilst we’re normally featuring Porsches, Mercedes and various other luxury cars from the era on our pages, it’s a manufacturer with slightly less cache perhaps that has caught our eye on this occasion in the shape of this effortlessly awesome 1974 Datsun 260Z which is going under the hammer with Bring A Trailer.

This eye-catching 1974 Datsun 260Z from Bring A Trailer boasts vintage vibes aplenty and one of the most striking aesthetics that you’ll likely to encounter. With currently bidding at a mere $17,500, this very much looks like an opportunity to add a piece of automotive history to your line up of classic cars and this is exactly the sort of vintage vehicle we’d love to have here at Coolector HQ.

Bold Aesthetic

This magnificent looking 1974 Datsun 260Z was sold new by Premier Datsun in Willimantic, Connecticut, in June 1974 and currently has a mere 18k miles on the clock. The car is finished off in Light Brown Metallic over a old school, brown vinyl interior and is powered by a 2.6-litre inline-six paired with a four-speed manual transmission that delivers an excellent performance out on the road.

An array of modifications have been carried out on this 1974 Datsun 260Z from Bring A Trailer which includes an aftermarket exhaust and headers, an open air-cleaner housing, deleted emissions equipment, Minilite wheels, a tucked rear bumper, and a Sony cassette deck. The body is finished in Light Brown Metallic (301) and features chrome bumpers with overriders, KOITO headlamps, and an aftermarket exhaust with a polished finisher.

This 70s classic has 14″ Minilite wheels manufactured in 1973 wear 205/60 Sumitomo HTR 200 tires showing 2007 date codes and the interior is upholstered in brown vinyl with matching carpets and a black dashboard. Features include a Sony cassette deck and a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel. The removed factory radio is included in the sale, and touch-ups are noted on the seat bolsters.

Great Performance

The 2.6-liter inline-six drives the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and an aftermarket header has been fitted, the airbox was modified to expose the air-filter element, and the emissions equipment has been deleted. Some work performed in preparation for the sale is said to include an oil change, a carburetor tuning, and replacement of the fuel filter, air filter, spark plugs, and shifter bushing.

We’re loving he amazing visual impact of this 1974 Datsun 260Z from Bring A Trailer here at The Coolector. It is overflowing with vintage vibes and the likely sub-$20k price tag make it a great addition to any classic car collector’s line up of vehicles.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.