1971 Datsun 240Z Fact Sheet

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After 16,215 204Zs were sold in the US in 1970, Nissan changed little on the 1971 version.


General Year Information

The 240Z  was now the only sports car in the lineup. Only minor changes were made due to the great success of the the model in the US. The flow through ventialtion was discarded after complaints.


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The 1970 240Z’s distinctive recessed headlamps and rectangular parking lights were still under the headlamps, below the bumper. Front fenders continud to hold the reflector lenses, just to the rear of the headlamps. There was no change in the low, wide grille with its pattern of subtle horizontal bars, and the hood still had its bulge. The small round insignia remained above the grille. The three-section tail lamps, mounted in rectangular housings were unchanged.

The 2.4-liter (2393 cc) single-overhead cam six-cylinder engine was untouched – it continued to deliver 151 HP. And the all-synchro four-speed manual transmission was the same. The four-wheel independent suspension, consisting of coil springs and MacPherson struts and front disc and rear drum brakes were not altered.

For the interior, the flow-through draft-free fresh air system was discarded after complaints about exhaust fums entering the cabin.  Oil pressure, water temperature, fuel and ammeter gauges were recessed in a padded and formed dash. A large speedometer with trip odometer, and a tachometer, sat directly ahead of the driver. Deep cushioned vinyl bucket seats with built-in headrests adjusted horizontally and vertically and reclined up to 10 degrees.

Standard 240Z equipment included radial tires, a radio, clock, steering lock, collapsible steering wheel, three anchor seatbelts, backup lights, a wood steering wheel and gearshift knob, front/rear bumper bars, console box, door armrest, driver footrest, glove box with lock, windshield and rear-window drip moldings, and coat hangers.


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lnline, overhead-cam six-cylinder (Model L24). Cast-iron block and aluminum head. Displacement: 146 CID (2393 cc). Bore & Stroke: 3.27 x 2.90 in. (83 x 73.7 mm). Compression Ratio: 9.0:1.  Horsepower: 151 @ 5600 RPM. Torque: 145.7 lbs.-ft. @ 4400 RPM. Seven main bearings. Solid valve lifters. Two Hitachi SU type carburetors.

Body Paint Color Codes

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1971 Datsun Colors

645 Dark Blue
703 Green
820 Red
821 White
930 Dark Green
931 Gold
932 Red
938 Sahara Gold
939 Olive Green
940 Green
  • 1971 240Z Key Statistics

  • Body Style: 2-dr Coupe-2 Passenger
  • Engine: OHC I-6
  • CID: 146
  • Price at POE: $3,596
  • Weight: 2300 lbs.
  • Production (US) 33,684


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Chassis Features

    • Wheelbase: 90.7 in.
    • Overall Length: 162.8 in.
    • Height: 50.6 in.
    • Width: 64.1 in.
    • Front Tread: 53.3 in.
    • Rear Tread: 53.0 in.
    • Standard Tires: 175×14 radial.

Significant Options

    • Air conditioning ($325).
    • AM radio, pushbutton ($59.95).
    • AM/FM radio ($98.50).
    • AM/FM stereo with 8-track player  ($110).
    • Automatic Transmission  ($195).
    • Center armrest ($9.95).
    • Footrest ($12.95).
    • Luggage rack ($12.95).
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