In 1970, Datsun -- now known as Nissan -- released the original Z-Car, the 240Z. The 240Z featured a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that produced 150 horsepower, and allowed it to sprint to 60 mph in a quick-for-the-era 8.2 seconds. The 240Z carried through the 1973 model year with few changes. Datsun replaced the 240Z with the 2.6-liter-powered 260Z in 1974.
1972 240Z Dimensions
The 1972 Datsun 270Z was 162.8 inches long, 64.1 inches wide and 50.5 inches high. It had 6.3 inches of ground clearance and rode atop a 90.7-inch wheelbase. Depending on features, the curb weight ranged from 2,300 pounds to 2,400 pounds.