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July 24, 2018

By: Jonathan

CARS

My Fairlady! Stunning ’72 Nissan 240ZG Heads To Auction

A hot rod shop at its core, Gas Monkey Garage is equally as known for taking on some outside their wheelhouse builds; for example, the 1975 Datsun 280Z last year, a first for the garage. Well, here is a car of the same family, but one that needs no work, a 1972 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG.

Off the bat there are three glaring differences between the two cars (besides year/model, obviously). The first, the name. Nissan in Japan, the Datsun name was adopted for their U.S. imports. Second, the nose. The “G” stands for “grand” and wasn’t available in the U.S. and with it came upgrades such as the nose with acrylic covers over the headlights. Lastly, it’s right side drive which more than anything else should be a dead giveaway this car was not available in the U.S. when released.

Available in three colors, this 240ZG heads to auction with its original Grand Prix Maroon. Though the car has been refurbished it maintains its original black vinyl interior and a 2.4-liter inline six showing the car hasn’t remained idle through the years.

This rare, yet known in collector circles, Fairlady will cross the block at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction coinciding with Pebble Beach next month.

[Photography courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.]

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