• No.329

Fairlady 240Z-G (1972 : HS30)

Sport Car / Special Spec Car

Specifications

Overall length / width / height
4,305/1,690/1,285mm
Wheelbase
2,305mm
Tread (front/rear)
1,355/1,345mm
Curb weight
1,010kg
Engine
L24 (6-cyl. in-line, DOHC), 2,393cc
Engine Max. power
110kW (150PS)/5,600rpm
Engine Max. torque
206Nm (21.0kgm)/4,800rpm
Engine Carburetors
SU (x2)
Transmission
5-speed MT, floor shift
Suspension
Strut ( front & rear)
Brakes (front, rear)
Disc, drum
Tires
175SR14 (front & rear)

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Fairlady 240Z-G(1972: HS30)

The Fairlady Z was developed as the successor to the Fairlady 2000 (SR311). In late November 1969, the S30 (first-generation model) was launched (announcement: October 18). At first, only a 2,000cc model was available, but two years later, in November 1971, the 240Z was launched in Japan (announcement: October 20), powered by a 2,400cc engine.
With the adoption of a closed body design, the Fairlady Z was able to offer much improved comfort and safety. And thanks to the high-performance engine and 4-wheel independent suspension, it gained a strong following in overseas markets. As a sports car, it was a rare best seller: the total number of models produced for the whole series topped 1 million units.
The engine for the 240Z was the powerful L24 (2,393cc, 150PS) used in the models exported to North America. There were 3 grades available: the 240Z (1.15 million yen), the 240Z-L (1.35 million yen), and the 240Z-G (1.5 million yen). The top-of-the-line 240Z-G - with its long nose, over-fenders, and rear spoiler - was the fastest Japanese car, boasting a top speed of 210km/h.
This particular vehicle, preserved by Nissan as a commemorative car, is a 240Z-G that served as a patrol car with the Kanagawa Prefecture Highway Police from March 1972. It has 370,940km on the odometer. Specially equipped for highway patrols, it features a siren, flashing red light, speedometer with stop device, and a radio.