Rare Datsun 240Z

Rare Datsun 240Z Gets a Spruce Up For Spring From Marque One

This Rare Datsun 240Z received one of our special details, when working on the paint surface of these classic ladies, extra care is required.

However this classic model 240Z where introduced to the American market by Yutaka Katayama, president of Nissan Motors USA operations, in 1970 widely known as “Mister K”. The early cars from 1969 to mid-1971 had some subtle differences compared to late-71 to 1973 cars.

The most visible difference is: these early rare Datsun 240Z had a chrome 240Z badge on the sail pillar, and two horizontal vents in the rear hatch below the glass moulding providing flow through ventilation.

In mid-1971, there were production changes, including exterior and interior colours, was restyling of the sail pillar emblems were with just the letter Z placed in a circular vented emblem, and the vents were eliminated from the hatch panel of the car, due to complaints of exhaust being circulated into the car.

Design changes for the US model 240Z occurred throughout production but were not always reflected in the JDM Fair lady if they were specific to federal requirements, including interior modifications for the 1972 model year and a change in the location of the bumper over-riders, as well as the addition of some emission control devices and the adoption of a new style of emissions reducing carburettors for the 1973 model year.

For this particular rare Datsun 240Z we introduced a specifically “bespoke” detailing package, due to the thin paint layers, which is common on cars of this particular age. 

To bring the paint work back to it’s former pristine condition a decontamination, a single stage correction and a three stage polish detail was required, which was then finished off and waxed to compliment the stunning paint.

Work That Was Carried Out

Before we could start work on bringing the paint work of this Datsun 240Z back to its former pristine best, we had to carry out our standard pre detailing inspection and preparation.

This included a full decontamination, including the following, before we could start on the paint correction process.

Hand washing, Drying, In depth decontamination,


Paint depth readings, Pad and polish choice,

Post polishing inspection.

When the above was completed, we were then able to start the process of restoring and rejuvenating the paintwork of the vehicle as part of a “Paint Correction” process.

This process is mostly through the elimination of surface imperfections that dull, oxidize, or haze the surface by reflecting light off in various directions, therefore detracting from a true, proper, clean and sharp reflection.

Then to finish off, the paint surfaces were waxed, all of the glass area’s were cleaned, as well as the wheels, finally the tyres dressed 

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Rare Datsun 240Z



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