Brace Yourselves: A Restored `70 240Z Just Sold for $124,240.

By Jordan Rimpela
Jun 7, 2019 | Datsun, 240Z

Photos courtesty of Bring A Trailer


$124,240 for a 240Z. A really nice 240Z, but it raises a few questions: If you own one, what should you do with it? and, does this mean that rusting hulks are now worth a lot more than before?

To be fair to the Bring A Trailer example, this car is not only immaculate, but it also is forever a part of Z Car lore, and its sale price of $124,240 will play into that. Undoubtedly, this means not all pristine 240Zs are worth as much right now. Still, it might be time to start being very kind to the 240 and its 260/280 brethren.  

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. 


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stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
6/7/19 9:04 a.m.

For most any type of car, super nice restored examples with some history or heritage will demand a lot of money, but I don't think it necessarily affects the price of average ones.

Professor_Brap Dork
6/7/19 9:19 a.m.

We are seeing this a little in the FWD mopar community, E36 M3 boxes are still worth sub 1k, and the ultra low mile factory ones are going up in value. 

TheRX7Project Reader
6/7/19 9:42 a.m.

5-letter and early RX7s have been creeping up in value as well. I'm seeing nice ones get into the 5-digit range now.

There is hope.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
6/7/19 9:44 a.m.

I'm kind of curious to see what happens next: do more low-mile restored examples go up for sale and go for similar, or does this remain a one-time deal?


I remember the first time an R107 went for good money a million more kind of came out of the woodwork, so to speak. 

Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
6/7/19 9:59 a.m.

Z’s get crazy money.  I’ve always wanted one but settled on a Datsun Roadster.  

I can’t believe the price on that car.   I have the FM model at home - I’ll probably move on and forget the Z.   Maybe.  

spitfirebill MegaDork
6/7/19 10:56 a.m.

I tried to buy a car just like this one from the original owner several years ago.  She declined to sell to me, but the car disappeared several months later.  

_ HalfDork
6/7/19 12:33 p.m.

This happens to me every time I get rid of a car. My s30’s, 510, ae86, s13’s, third gen camaro, I’m holding onto my miata until it rusts to crap or is worth five digits. 

Daylan C
Daylan C UltraDork
6/7/19 12:44 p.m.

In reply to _ :

3rd gens are still cheap unless you get an old guy thinking his 25th anniversary '92 RS with a tbi 305 is rare.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
6/7/19 12:46 p.m.

In reply to Daylan C :


David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/7/19 12:59 p.m.

Yep, that’s about Hakasuka money for a Z–but, yes, a Z with a story.  It's been interesting watching these Japanese classics pick up steam. Prices on the Toyota 2000GT and Mazda Cosmo have cooled a bit, yet Z-cars seem to be doing well. 

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