This 1971 Datsun 240z Is The Most Expensive Sold On Bring A Trailer

This 1971 Datsun 240Z is the most expensive sold on Bring a Trailer

A little over a week ago, we told you to check out this spectacular, 21,000-mile 1971 Datsun 240Z on Bring a Trailer. Your chance has come and gone, but the good news is you probably couldn't have afforded it anyways. This gorgeous green coupe now appears to have earned the title of the most expensive example of a first-generation Z ever sold on the premium auction site, fetching a winning bid of $310,000.  When we first laid eyes on this immaculate Z car, we said it would be hard to imagine it not setting a record price. It appears we were right. With the winning bid, this Z nearly tripled the sale price of the previous record holder, a 1970 model that sold in June of 2019 for $124,240. It should come as no surprise that prices for clean, first-generation Z cars have climbed in recent years, but the good news is that aside from this and a few other particularly noteworthy and clean examples, most sale prices have been hovering around the $20,000 mark. In fact, only three have fetched six figures; even a minty 1973 race car topped out at just over $77,000 in back in late 2017. This Z cleared the $30,000 mark in just the first day of bidding.  This rare Racing Green over brown was given to the son of an Indiana Datsun dealer as a dental-school graduation present. It was alternately stored at home and the dealership, and was rarely driven. A dealer mechanic maintained the car for the owner until their passing in 2019. Thanks to this arrangement, the Z still shows fewer than 22,000 miles on its odometer, and none of it in foul weather, so the listing claimed.  This unrestored, almost mint condition Z shows its originality well. While there are some signs here and there of its age, it's in remarkable overall shape. BaT commenters nerded out over details like the original (green) distributor, original radiator cap, and original hoses. The only obviously non-original parts appear to be the wheel covers; some of the interior parts are still covered in protective shipping plastic.  If you missed out on this one, fear not. There's a very reasonable 1971 with a 5-speed swap still for sale on the auction site, along with a 1973 rocking a full-on L28 from the hotter 280Z, and those are just the two available at the time of publication. Z cars are fairly common on BaT, so more will come along soon enough.  Note: At publication time, the 240Z's winning bid was listed as $310,000; due to issues with the Bring a Trailer web site, this figure may not be accurate. We will update this story if necessary.

Grab This 1971 Datsun 240z With 21k Miles On Bring A Trailer

Grab this 1971 Datsun 240Z with 21k miles on Bring a Trailer

This jaw-dropping 1971 Datsun 240Z has just rolled onto the proverbial block at Bring a Trailer, and it's hard to imagine that it won't end up setting a record price for a first-generation Z. First of all, we have to take a moment to appreciate the rare Racing Green over brown color combo. And the factory rocker-panel stripe. Oh, man. The story is that an Indiana Datsun dealer gave this car to his son as a dental-school graduation present. The owner drove it sparingly, and the car was kept at the dealership and later at his home. A mechanic from the dealership continued to maintain the car for the owner until the owner passed away last year. The car has traveled less than 22,000 miles, none of which — it's claimed — were in inclement weather. This 240Z is said to be unrestored, and the condition certainly lends credence to the claim. Commenters are nerding out over details like the original (green) distributor, original radiator cap, and original hoses. Note also the factory AM radio, and the plastic still covering some of the interior bits. One knock against it: The wheel covers are from a later 240Z. Somehow, that seems unlikely to dampen the bidding, which at this writing is at $30k on the car's first day. One suspects it has a long way to go.

Global Warming Could Bring More Snow To Some Areas

Global warming could bring more snow to some areas

Researchers in Japan have warned that global warming will likely bring heavy snow to mountainous areas in eastern Japan.

A team led by Tohoku University Assistant Professor Takahiro Sasai simulated how snow would fall if global average temperatures rise by four degrees Celsius due to global warming.

Russia Denies Permission To Bring Remains To Japan

Russia denies permission to bring remains to Japan

NHK has learned that Russia denied permission for remains collected in the country's Far East to be brought to Japan for DNA testing.

Russia recently returned the remains of 18 people found in Sakhalin and on Shumshu Island. Seven of them have been visually identified as Japanese. The identity of the others has yet to be determined.

Olympic Champions To Bring Flame From Greece

Olympic champions to bring flame from Greece

The Olympic flame for the 2020 Tokyo Games will be delivered from Greece by two Japanese gold medalists.

The Games' organizers said on Friday that three-time Olympic champions, judoka Tadahiro Nomura and wrestler Saori Yoshida, will bring the flame.

Mitag To Bring Heavy Rains To Kyushu, Shikoku

Mitag to bring heavy rains to Kyushu, Shikoku

Severe tropical storm Mitag is moving northward over the East China Sea and is expected to approach the Korean Peninsula.

Humid air from the storm will cause heavy localized rains accompanied by lightning in the northern Kyushu and Shikoku regions through Thursday.

Typhoon Lingling May Bring Heavy Rainfall To Japan

Typhoon Lingling may bring heavy rainfall to Japan

Typhoon Lingling may bring heavy rains to wide areas of western Japan. Weather officials are advising people to be on the alert for possible disasters.

Japan's Meteorological Agency said on early Saturday morning that the typhoon was close to the Korean Peninsula after travelling west of Japan's Kyushu region.

Typhoon May Bring Downpours To Pacific Coasts

Typhoon may bring downpours to Pacific coasts

Japan's Meteorological Agency says a strong typhoon may bring downpours to Pacific coastal areas of western and eastern Japan.

The agency says Typhoon Lingling is currently north of Okinawa Prefecture. The inflow of damp air is producing unstable atmospheric conditions over a wide area.

Krosa To Bring Heavy Rain To Northern Japan

Krosa to bring heavy rain to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is expected to bring heavy rain to northern Japan through Saturday. Officials are warning of landslides, strong winds, high waves and swollen rivers.

The Meteorological Agency says Krosa was 400 kilometers northwest of the city of Sado in Niigata Prefecture at noon on Friday.

Tropical Storm Nari May Bring Heavy Rain

Tropical Storm Nari may bring heavy rain

Japanese weather officials say a tropical storm may bring heavy rain to Pacific coastal areas of Japan from Saturday through Sunday. They are warning people to be on the alert for possible landslides and floods.

The Meteorological Agency says Tropical Storm Nari was over waters south of Japan as of Friday morning and is moving north-northwest at 20 kilometers per hour.