Classic Car

Despite adding power and equipment to the mix, the Datsun 260Z has always lived in the shadow of its older brother. Two-seat models looked as good as the original, but the introduction of the 2+2 with 12-inch longer wheelbase and reprofiled roofline diluted appeal despite being a lot more useful. Performance for the two-seater car is similar to the 240Z’s, and because prices are lower, they are excellent value. Sold half as many as the first Z-car, and survival rate is shocking in the UK – mainly because like all ’70s Datsuns, it rusts appallingly.

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