Model: Datsun 240Z
Colour: Jaguar Burgundy – repainted (original O.M.S. Blue and White colours from 1972)
Trim: Red leather – original with few improvements
One of Fifty originally produced by Nissan Motors to commemorate the DATSUN 240Z being selected by the Ontario Motor Speedway to Pace the 1972 “U.S.A.C. California 500 Championship”.
This 1972 Official OMS Pace Car Duplicate is at present the only known survivor. One of Fifty originally produced by Nissan Motors to commemorate the DATSUN 240Z being selected by the Ontario Motor Speedway to Pace the 1972 “U.S.A.C. California 500 Championship”.
This car was originally purchased from Gillian Datsun in Inglewood, CA. It was driven until the early 80’s with its original O.M.S. livery. The original owner tired of the graphics and painted it with a Jaguar Burgundy then drove it until the mid 80’s when it was stored away.
The car was pulled out of storage and sold to a friend of the owner in 2007, who began its restoration. Evidence show layers of paint being peeled away revealing the original O.M.S. Blue and White colours from 1972.
The car was then sold to Motorcar Classics New York back in 2018 and this is when the current owner purchased the vehicle. At the beginning of 2019, a company called The Z Farm we given the car to carry out a full restoration project to the owners personal touch which was completed near the end of the 2019.
The project consisted of a complete engine rebuild including an upgrade to the suspension and to all running gear components.
The exterior colour was stripped and then repainted to look identical to the Works Rally team colours.
The interior was kept original but with a few minor improvements i.e a rear strap bar etc. Since then the car has been stored away in a dry storage unit and on one occasion was sent to the South of France for the owner to drive and enjoy through the French highways which he truly enjoyed.
**subject to error and change**