You Need This: Datsun 240Z Wearing Torq Thrust D Wheels

This 1971 Datsun 240Z vintage racer is billed as ready to race. Power comes from a triple-carbed, 2.8-liter engine backed by a five-speed transmission. Then there‚Äôs the five-lug conversion and those iconic American Racing wheels.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/22/17 3:03 p.m.

And, yes, I'm a sucker for some cool vintage wheels.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed SuperDork
8/22/17 3:08 p.m.

Yes I do need that.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/22/17 3:09 p.m.
Feedyurhed wrote: Yes I do need that.

Yup.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/22/17 3:10 p.m.

Also, props to the seller for taking some good photos. The above shot looks great.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
8/22/17 3:11 p.m.

Clicked just to see the picture, was not disappointed.

crankwalk
crankwalk Dork
8/22/17 3:23 p.m.

Not bad.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
8/22/17 3:36 p.m.

Torq-thrusts are the Kosei K1s of the '60s and '70s - there is no car they look bad on, and they make even ugly cars look better.

pres589
pres589 PowerDork
8/22/17 3:39 p.m.

In reply to Duke:

You speak truth about K1's. Also RFP1's.

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk UberDork
8/22/17 5:08 p.m.

There was a set of those style Torq Thrusts for sale on our local Graigslsit 2 or 3 weeks ago. For $150 I almost went to buy them even though they fit nothing I currently own. Iconic wheel.
I did have visions of them on my TE27 Corolla for a short while.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
8/22/17 5:51 p.m.

Dang. And it's local to me as well.

APEowner
APEowner HalfDork
8/22/17 6:09 p.m.

I like that David can cruise eBay adds for race cars while claiming that he's hard at work searching for web content.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy UltimaDork
8/22/17 6:56 p.m.

Torq thrust wheels in the proper size look good. The repops they are making now in 17 inch+ sizes just look stupid.

That is a very cool looking Zed.

TheRX7Project
TheRX7Project New Reader
8/22/17 7:37 p.m.

Much want.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
8/22/17 8:00 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote: And, yes, I'm a sucker for some cool vintage wheels.

Please be a judge again at the challenge

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
8/22/17 8:04 p.m.
Patrick wrote:
David S. Wallens wrote: And, yes, I'm a sucker for some cool vintage wheels.

Please be a judge again at the challenge

Please don't. I already dont stand a chance against pat or andy....

And the want is real for that z. I wobder how they did the five lug? First ive seen that.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/22/17 8:11 p.m.
Patrick wrote:
David S. Wallens wrote: And, yes, I'm a sucker for some cool vintage wheels.

Please be a judge again at the challenge

Our Challenge judging lineup will be announced soon. (How's that for a cliffhanger?)

crankwalk
crankwalk Dork
8/22/17 9:27 p.m.
Dusterbd13 wrote:
Patrick wrote:
David S. Wallens wrote: And, yes, I'm a sucker for some cool vintage wheels.

Please be a judge again at the challenge

Please don't. I already dont stand a chance against pat or andy....

And the want is real for that z. I wobder how they did the five lug? First ive seen that.

Z31 turbo hubs or a kit from Modern motorsports. It's not that uncommon for people who needs cheaper wheel selection for big tires.

camaroz1985
camaroz1985 Reader
8/23/17 8:25 a.m.

You don't know what I need!!

Oh wait, in this case maybe you do...

racerdave600
racerdave600 UltraDork
8/24/17 1:24 p.m.

Why yes I do need that! I guess I shouldn't point out that maybe it started life as a 280Z. There are several 280 pieces on it, including the tail lights, so you wonder if it has been vin replaced or updated with 280 parts. The backup lights are a separate piece on the 280's, part of the tail light lens on the 240's, so it leads me to believe it is a 280 instead. In any event, it's awesome and I want it!

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