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1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

This 1972 Datsun 240Z came from the factory with a 2.4 L L24 inline-six. However at some point that was replaced with a 2.8 L L28E inline-six. The new motor features a F54 block, 280ZX flat-top pistons, E88 head, stage 2 camshaft, Mallory distributor, and three Mikuni 44 mm carburetors. The drivetrain uses a five-speed manual transmission and R200 limited-slip diff. The coupe rides on Techno Toy Tuning control arms, Arizona Z Car shocks and coilover tubes, Eibach springs, and Cusco strut tower braces. A set of CCW three-piece 17-inch wheels with Toyo R888R tires (255/40 front, 315/35 rear) covers Wilwood four-piston calipers in front and Ford GT500 rear calipers. The body features carbon fiber fender flares, JDM mirrors, BRE spoilers, carbon fiber tail light panel, and Gulf Blue vinyl wrap.

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six

Source: Bring a Trailer, Avant-Garde Collection, and photos by Josh Bryan

4 thoughts on “1972 Datsun 240Z with a L28 Inline-Six”

  1. Looks like something a Denver Bronco fan would own. Personally it would look better if a raider fan came along and puked on it!
    What a shame for a nice car to look like that!

    1. Hi Alex. The sale listing only had this information on the engine.

      The 2.8-liter inline-six features an F54 block, flat-top 280ZX pistons, an E88 head, triple Mikuni 44mm sidedraft carburetors with trumpet intakes, and a stage 2 camshaft. A 6-into-1 ceramic-coated header feeds a 2.5” stainless-steel exhaust with a Magnaflow muffler.

  2. This is such a great build! Have you put it on a dyno yet? I’m very curious to see the chart and see how much power you’re making. I’ve got a build somewhat similar so I’m curious about the numbers it’s making. Kudos to you!

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