The Datsun 240Z - Japan’s answer to the sports coupe. The Datsun 240Z utilises some pretty key European styling characteristics, that now-iconic long bonnet, have a look at the E-Type, but it wasn’t just Jaguar Datusn were out to beat. They priced the new 240Z within a few hundred pounds of the MGB GT.
Datsun joined the ranks of other successful and inexpensive Japanese imports hitting U.S. shores in the 1950s. Through a succession of well-received small trucks and cars, including the beloved 510 , Datsun made the sports car world sit up and take notice when it unleashed the 240Z for sale in North America in 1969.