1974 Datsun 260Z Coupe Packs Chevy V8 Power – Retro Resale

1974 Datsun 260Z Coupe Packs Chevy V8 Power – Retro Resale

Nissan may be reviving the Datsun brand, but we’ll never see the likes of a beautiful 260Z ever again in those emerging markets where Datsun will begin life anew.

Instead, those who really want a collectible Datsun should check out the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction where this 1974 260Z is set to sell with no reserve price. The entire vehicle has been rotisserie restored with a Chevrolet 350-ci V8 engine under the hood mated to a Tremec five-speed transmission.

The auction listing states that the 260Z has only put on 800 miles since the rebuild, which also saw all-new wiring from Painless and new suspension during the process. While the chassis was stripped down to bare metal, all new Nissan parts and urethane bushings were installed along with Eibach springs and Tokico shocks.

Giving it some modern technology is a set of HID headlights, LED brake, turn, running, and side marker lights while the car rolls on more modern Konig Rewind wheels wrapped with BF Goodrich rubber. Completing the build is a full stereo system from Kenwood while the seats, dash, and interior panels were reupholstered with faux leather and is all French stitched.

The Palm Beach, Florida Barrett-Jackson Auction kicks off on April 5th, 2012.

GALLERY: 1974 Datsun 260Z