Friday, 25 July 2014

S54 240Z

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis



The Datsun 240Z was basically the Japanese E-Type - a long-nosed coupe with an eager straight-six, not too expensive, timeless lines, and endlessly desirable. Of course, they're a bit cheaper than old Jaguars these days, which is why you see this sort of thing happening...
The 240Z you see here, resplendent in searing Tango, is packing a BMW engine. And not just any humdrum Beemer six, but an S54 - the 3.2-litre lump found in the E46 M3. So that's about 340bhp-odd powering something that weighs as much as your shoes. Fun, huh?

Spotted at the Retro Show - click here for more. (And there's a build thread here.)








Phwoar, look at it making mincemeat of this Morris Minor...


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