Datsun 240Z vs Baja

by Wes Kibble on October 12, 2009

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Datsun icon and off road racing legend Peter Brock built and drove this Datsun 240Z in the 1972 Baja 500. The car was recently stripped and lovingly restored by Carl Beck of Z Home.com fame. Check out this link where the restored car was reunited with Brock.

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Special modifications include:
- – - Painted In BRE Livery – Red Top, White Sides & Simonize Yellow Nose and Side Strips
- – - Roll Bar
- – - Front Skid Plate
- – - Rear Diff. Skid Plate
- – - Race Prepared L24
- – - Nissan Competition Radiator
- – - Full Factory Coil-over Rally Suspension Package
- – - Nissan Comp. FIA 4-Piston Front Calip. with Ventilated Rotors
- – - 26 Gallon Fuel Cell, Center Mounted on rear deck, with filler thru passanger side quarter window
- – - Nissan Plexi-glass Quarter and Rear Deck Windows
- – - Modified Quick Release Hood with cut-out for Front Mounted Driving Lights
- – - Bodyside Jack Stand Supports Installed
- – - Front Shock Tower Brace – with modified valve cover
- – - Nissan Competition 5spd. and 4.88 : 1 rear gear
- – - Aircraft Double Pole Circuit Breakers for all electrical
- – - Magnesium American Racing Wheels & Bridgestone All Terrain Tires
- – - BRE Racing Seats & Simpson Racing 5-point harness
- – - CIBIE Big Oscar Off-Road Lighting & Lucas Roof Mounted Spot Light


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Louis Merrigan, III February 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

I wouls sure like to build my Z to run offroad like this one

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Dave Blancett November 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm

There’s a photo that is captioned “BRE’s radical entry in the 1970 Baja 1000″. This must be a typo, because that car pictured didn’t exist in 1970. The trim changes (vent on the 1/4 panel sail) didn’t appear on production cars until late 1971. I have an early example of a ’70 240Z, ser# HLS300001526. The rear vents were still in the hatch for the entire first year production run.
Aside from this insignificant bit of carping, I hope to restore my 240Z the level that Carl Beck took this example. Well done Carl!

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