Cars Then & Now

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1970 Datsun 240Z
Original Base Price: $3,500
In the fall of 1969 the first ‘Z’ car was introduced to the American market. The Datsun 240Z (the Nissan name wouldn’t be used in the U.S. until 1981) featured a 2.4-liter engine producing 150 horsepower teamed with a 5-speed manual transmission. Considered advanced for its time, the stylish sports car had 4-wheel independent suspension, magnesium wheels and front disc brakes.

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