The perfect sports car for the ’70s came from the least expected source: Japan.
It was targeted at the lucrative US market, then largely the preserve of British and Italian brands, and rapidly became the world’s best-selling sports car because the Americans couldn’t get enough.
The 125mph top speed and 8 secs 0-60mph time grabbed the headlines and pulled customers into showrooms, where they were then won over by the car’s attractive lines, quality build and great packaging.
It had plenty of interior and luggage space, a long-range fuel tank, good noise suppression and extremely comfortable, high-backed seats (pioneering integral head restraints), plus good heating and ventilation. All of which made the Z very pleasant to live with, both everyday and for long-distance touring.
The 240 had an oversquare 2.4-litre straight-six that gave its best past 4000rpm. Japan had an even more revvy 2-litre for tax reasons, initially single-cam but later with the option of twin-cam with triple Mikuni twin-choke carbs.
This Z432 had 160bhp, but the ultimate Z was the 250bhp Z432-R racer, of which 362 were built.
This decal was a factory option, featuring a lower stripe running between the two wheel arches and featuring the 240Z text in the badge font. This elegant decal keeps the lines of the car clean but adds an element of individualism and additional detail to break up the large doors and sides.
This decal can be customised, with the type changed for 260Z and 280Z variants as well as optional colours. Please get in touch and let us know your requirements.