1971 Datsun 240Z Turbo Built By Turbo Tom

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Technical specifications

Interior Color:Black
Engine:Turbocharged In line 6
Number of Cylinders:6
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History of the car:
This 1971 Datsun 240Z was built by Tom Wyatt III (aka Turbo Tom) for the previous owner who is an avid sportscar collector and racer. The project began after the previous owner traded his way into a Daytona SCCA race in Jim Fitzgerald’s Z. He won the race and received Datsun factory parts in return. On the way home from the race, he purchased this car and shipped it to Tom’s shop in Atlanta to be converted into a street sleeper and track car. The car was built specifically to run for fastest time of the day honors at the Mitty (Road Atlanta), with the project beginning around 1980 and finishing around 1984. The car did take fastest time of the day and remains unchanged since the mid-80’s and is very nostalgic.
The car is very reliable and has been driven on 250 mile road trips and has also run in many track events over the years. Anyone who knows TurboTom’s work knows he was way ahead of his time and how quick and tractable his cars are.
3.0 L, N42 block
P 90 head
Racer Brown Cam
Forged pistons with full float rods
O-ringed head
Steel Nissan competition baffled oil pan
Oil cooler
Oversized 4 core aluminum radiator
Custom cold air cowl induction with K&N filter
Crank fired, Electromotive HPV-1 (with boost retard)
Holley mechanical double pumper
Turbo Tom’s intake and exhaust manifolds
T3/T4 hybrid Turbo (Rebuilt 3 years ago)
Water injection (updated to an o-ring sealed pressure relief valve)
75 HP Wet Nitrous system (2 bottles)
Carter rotary fuel pump
Turbonetics DeltaGate wastegate, adjustable from inside the car.
Output: Current tune; with 93 octane can run 12-15 lbs of boost for 20 min track sessions ~325-350 hp, without NOS.
Output: With 100+ octane can run 20 lbs of boost and put >400 hp at the wheels, without the NOS.
Drive Train:
Spec Clutch
Tilton Aluminum flywheel
5 speed
Torsen LSD – R200, 3.7
All suspension is Zinc plated
Carrera coil-overs
Large Nissan competition sway bars, fully adjustable front and rear
Camber plates
Steering linkage converted to spherical bearings
Rare 3-piece, 16” Epsilon wheels. Front 205-55-16, Rear 225-50-16
Weight Balance (full of fuel w/o driver) LF 642, RF 643, LR 624, RR 652: Total 2561
Front: Lockheed AP 4 piston calipers on approximately 11 inch vented rotors
Rear: Girlock calipers on 10 inch rotors
Front and Rear have track compound pads
Good paint
Welded Frame seams
Kamai air dam
Molded in Rear spoiler
Straight body/chassis/frame rails
Passenger floor boards has very minor rust.
Taillights in fair shape (the horizontal trim pieces have degraded)
Porsche 914 seats
Welded Roll bar with brackets for bolt in side bars and removable petty bar. The removable bars had been lost when I purchased the car, but the 1.5” diameter DOM tubing necessary to complete the bars can be provide with the car.
Emerson Fittipaldi steering wheel
Stock gauge cluster, with the clock removed and replaced with a EGT & Boost combo gauge
Center console contains: Boost adjusting knob, NOS arming key, full throttle/NOS switch indicator light and alternator light
Battery relocated to spare tire location
NOS bottle mounted in spare tire location
Custom carpet with faux spare tire cover to hide battery and NOS bottle
Functioning A/C and Heater (need to be serviced and charged with Freon)
Stereo and speakers have been removed, but will go with the car
Car has clear Florida title. Car is for sale locally so owner reserves the right to cancel all bids and end the auction early. The car is available for inspection at owners location during the auction period. Seller accepts wire transfer or cash. Winning bidder to provide $3,000 deposit within 7 days of auction end and balance within 14 days of end of auction. Funds must clear prior to reassignment of title and release of vehicle. Winning bidder must pick up the car or arrange for shipment at winning bidder's expense.
Please contact me with any questions or if you would like to discuss anything in more detail.
904-583-8649 No calls after 9:00 PM EST Please

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