Sold! 1972 Datsun 240Z for $2000

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Yes, you read that right. $2000. Tipster John O. recently wrote that a friend of his bought this 1972 Datsun 240Z from the original owner, an old lady who always babied the car. She only let Datsun/Nissan dealerships perform work on it and kept all the service records and documentation in its 37-year history. As the story goes, she got tired of sinking money into it and put it up on craigslist. She interviewed all the buyers one by one and chose one lucky new owner at the end. And sold it to him for $2000 American. Up Next: Bigfoot caught!

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7 Responses to Sold! 1972 Datsun 240Z for $2000

  1. Matt said:

    What a find! But even better, the little old lady who knows what she has, and interviews for the next caretaker, kinda beats the stole it from someone who “didnt know what she had” story by a mile.

  2. J.Ramirez (zetozeto99) said:

    I feel a little ill….

    Congrats to the new owner!

  3. CLe4R said:

    I like the fact that she made sure the car went to a good home. What a great deal on a great car! Keep it original (or as original as possible), that thing is stunning.

  4. Jeremy Reeves said:

    There must a list compiled somewhere of these mythological “old-ladies-with-automotive-precognition-having-purchased-a-classic-before-it-was-a-classic-and-after-handling-it-with-kid-gloves-now-want-to-sell-it-on-the-cheap”. Anyone have access to this list?

  5. j.a.c.k said:

    man, this is better than striking the lottery IMO. woot!

  6. DIASISS said:

    great story! and great car!!!

  7. Neil said:

    I would most definatly fail that interview process, she probly wouldnt be happy hearing the words RB25, lol

    Nice to see a few stockers still around tho, and even fully documented. This will pull big numbers if it was ever sold for what its worth, even now. I cant imagine in 20 more years.