1973 Datsun 240Z to Marathon-Spec

Built in 2014 for the ERA Road-to-Mandalay Endurance Rally by specialist constructors, The Z-Farm, poor health sadly prevented it being driven in anger on the event, and it was instead kept in dry storage as part of the owner’s private collection ever since.

Constructed from an ex-California 240Z integrated with a UK body shell and expertly converted to righthand drive without compromising the bulkhead, or the location of the chassis number.  It benefits from reinforced chassis legs, sills, safari-spec front turret reinforcement, lowered seat-mountings and seam-welded panel joints.  It’s fitted with alloy underfloor protection plates, rollover hoop and thermal heat insulation.

The 2.8 engine was reconditioned and blueprinted with 274 camshaft.  It is set-up to standard compression ratio, with 240Z SU carburettors and inlet manifold.  Further, K&N air filter, heavy- duty starter motor, ceramic-coated tubular exhaust manifold and triple core radiator.

It is mated with reconditioned 200SX 5-speed gearbox on Safari-Spec mountings.  Heavy-duty clutch.  R200 Diff with Quaife LSD on Kameari comp-spec mounting bar.  Bilstein rally-spec McPherson Struts and springs, 4-pot callipers on vented discs to front, and drums to rear.

The above is only a sample of this outstanding car’s specification and its full technical specification is contained in a 5-page document available on viewing.

With a cost to repeat undoubtedly in excess of £60,000 today, we’re confident this car not only represents incredible value, but is also more than up to the task for which it was built!

Vehicle Description



Registration: DBY 624M
Chassis Number: HS30-100827
Engine Number: L24149730
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2400
Year of Manufacture: 1973