Datsun 240Z
1969 to 1973
Essential Buyer’s Guide

3rd April 2018
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Datsun 240Z

1969 to 1973
Essential Buyer’s Guide

The Datsun 240Z Sports car was the best selling sports coupé in the world and most people have been touched by one at some point in their lives. You may have owned one when they were new and regretted selling it. Maybe you remember your friends’ Zs, and always longed for one of your own, but thought the task of finding a good 240Z too difficult.

This book will give you the knowledge and confidence to go out there and find your Z. With advice on sourcing, assessing and buying a Datsun 240Z, a unique scoring system to evaluate a potential purchase, tips on buying at auction, checking paperwork and much more, this book is THE essential guide.

Datsun 240Z 1969 to 1973 by Jon Newlyn

ISBN: 9781787112025
UPC: 6-36847-01202-1


£12.99, $25.00 USA, $32.99 CAN

• The complete guide to buying and owning this classic 1970s sports car
• Where to find a suitable Datsun 240Z, and what to look for
• An invaluable assessment guide, with a unique scoring system, that helps you find the right car at the right price
• Advice on choosing the right model and condition
• Key checks - how to spot a bad car quickly
• A guide to buying at auction, and checking paperwork
• An in-depth look at one of the ten most important cars of the 1970s, and the car that started the ‘fast and furious’ craze
• This book will help you to buy the most enjoyable investment perhaps the best you’ll ever make
• Features original photos of the Datsun 240Z, including images from a rebuild
• Details of 240Z clubs, forums, suppliers and specialists

There are a few things that Jon is passionate about, one of them is cars, predominantly classic cars, and Japanese classic cars in particular. He first got involved with the Datsun Z series in 1985 when he purchased his first; a car that turned out to have motorsport history. During the restoration of this model his current Z became available, and was the most historically important model that came to the UK. His dedication to the S30 series was fostered then, and he helped nurture a new club (The Classic Z Register) to help owners restore their cars to their former glory. Jon has taken a central role and was appointed Chairman of the Register is 1998, a position he has held ever since.

Jon has contributed to many magazine articles, and has compiled and co-written the Classic Z Register Magazine for the last 25 years. He is about to release “The Rambling of a Chairman” which is a collection of his magazine blogs over the last 20 years.

Place of birth: Woking, Surrey • Hometown: Andover • Nearest city: Southampton

V5202 • Paperback • 19.5x13.5cm • £12.99 • 64 pages • 95 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-02-5 • UPC: 6-36847-01202-1
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