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Datsun 240Z

Datsun 240Z

ONE OF THE CLEANEST 1971 DATSUN 240Z IN EXISTENCE

MULTIPLE SHOW WINNER

PROFESSIONALLY BUILT BY AVID ENTHUSIAST AND RACER LOREN ST. LAWRENCE

THIS CAR IS IN INCREDIBLE CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT FINISHED IN BLUE ON LASER STRAIGHT BODY PANELS OVER BRIGHT BLUE INTERIOR FEW 240Z ARE RESTORED TO ANYWHERE NEAR THIS LEVEL OF DETAIL.

BUILD SPECS

(PORTING & POLISHING, MACHINE WORK DONE BY ST. LAWRENCE’S OWN HATCH ENGINE SERVICE)

BLOCK

280ZX F54 BLOCK WITH .060 OVERBORE – 87.MM

L24 9MM RODS

LD28 STROKER CRANKSHAFT – 83MM STROKE

LZ225 87.5MM MODIFIED/MACHINED PISTONS

HEAD

P90 HEAD / MODIFIED SOLID LIFTERS

WEB CAM & CAM KIT – GRIND #91

9.22 COMPRESSION RATIO

ZTHERAPY – MODIFIED SU CARBS

MOTORSPORTS 6-2-1 HEADER

HEAVY DUTY 4-ROW RADIATOR

ALUMINUM 6-QUART OIL PAN WITH WINDAGE TRAY

1983 ZX 5-SPEED TRANSMISSION

R200 3.9 LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

MACHINED ZX CV AXLES

4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES  WITH 96 CORVETTE CALIPERS AND ROTORS

4-WHEEL AEROQUIP S/S BRAKE HOSES

HEAVY DUTY SWAYBARS FRONT & REAR

MOTORSPORTS COMPETITION SPRINGS

TOKIKO ILLUMINA SHOCKS

16X7 PANASPORT WHEELS

THE HISTORY

THE GENTLEMAN BEHIND THIS CAR LOREN ST. LAWRENCE, WAS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT RACING, HE WAS RACING AT THE TIME WHEN THESE CARS WERE NEW.  HE STARTED OUT RACING OPEN WHEELED LOTUS’S, THEN MOVED ON TO THE SUNBEAM TIGERS FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS.  IN 1970 WHEN THE NEW 240Z CAME OUT, HE BECAME VERY COMPETITIVE IN THESE CARS IN SCCA, RACING AGAINST THE LIKES OF PAUL NEWMAN, WHO HE BECAME VERY GOOD FRIENDS WITH ON AND OFF THE TRACK. HE WAS SPONSORED BY VIPS AT THAT TIME.  IN THE EARLY 80’S HE RACED FOR MICHELOB, IN SL380 AND SL450 MB’S.   IT DID NOT STOP HERE, AFTER THAT HE STARTED WORKING FOR BUDWEISER’S MOTORSPORTS PROGRAM, AND HANDLED ALL OF THE RACING CONTRACTS FOR HIGH PROFILE RACERS OF THE TIME, INCLUDING BOBBY RAHAL, WALTRIP,  AND BERNSTIEN, TO NAME A FEW. THIS WASN’T A GUY WHO JUST WANTED TO BUILD A KILLER Z.  THIS CAR WAS BUILT BY A GUY AND HIS FRIENDS THAT KNEW THESE CARS IN AND OUT, AND BUILT IT FROM A RACERS PERSPECTIVE.  HE WANTED THE BEST DRIVING 240Z, AND MONEY WAS NO OBJECT WHEN IT CAME TO BUILDING THIS CAR.  THIS Z CAR WAS WELL THOUGHT OUT BEFORE IT WAS BUILT, USING ONLY THE BEST PARTS, ENGINE COMBINATION, AND TRANSMISSION.  HE HAD SOME GREAT FRIENDS HELP HIM WITH THE CAR WHO WERE PROFESSIONALS THAT HAD A LOT OF PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE AUTOMOBILES.   

THIS DATSUN WAS PURCHASED BY LOREN ST LAWRENCE ON JULY 20, 2004 IN SALINAS,CA. IT WAS DRIVEN BACK TO SALEM, OREGON. TWO WEEKS LATER RESTORATION BEGAN AS IT WAS DISASSEMBLED COMPLETELY. AL EPPERLY DESIGNED AND BUILT A ROTISSERIE AND THE Z WAS TAKEN TO SCOTT DANIELS’ PAINT SHOP EVOLUTION AUTO BODY. AFTER THE CAR WAS PAINTED LOREN TOOK THE SHELL, FENDERS, HATCH, DOORS AND HOOD BACK TO HIS SHOP AND BEGAN THE RE-ASSEMBLY. HE POWDER COATED ALL COMPONENTS, PLATED ALL THE FASTENERS, BOLTS AND WASHERS, DYED THE NEW AND OLD UPHOLSTERY AND INSTALLED NEW RUBBER SEALS. HIS GOAL WAS TO HAVE A NEW CAR. LOREN WORKED BY HIMSELF AND CAREFULLY PUT THE WIRING, PLUMBING, DASH, INTERIOR, GLASS, SUSPENSION, FENDERS, DOORS, HATCH, HOOD, ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, REAR END, ETC. BACK ON THE Z. HIS WORK WAS FINALLY COMPLETED ON MAY 29, 2006 WHEN HE HOOKED UP THE E-BRAKE CABLES. 

Questions? Call Shelby 8700931-8004 or Eric 870-351-7008