The fuel rating for the Datsun 260Z is 20 city and 26 mpg highway.
On the road the 260Z provides good acceleration from its sleek inline six-cylinder engine. The car provides rewarding handling and good driver feedback. This traditional sports car is a good highway cruiser and it is an easy car to drive day in and day out. Furthermore, the rear hatch accommodates cargo. And last, but not least, it is a reliable sports car that will not break the bank.
Expect to pay from $3,500 to $7,500 for a 260Z that is in good to outstanding condition.
The Datsun 260Z was created between 1974 and 1978 worldwide and readily available for 1974 in the U.S. It was preceded by the 240Z and implemented by the 280Z. To my way of considering, the 260Z was the fairly sweet middle child. From a producing standpoint, it had some build time from the 240Z but less of the 280Z’s emissions load. So what does the tranditional Datsun 260Z need to provide?
The engine is a 2.6-liter inline six-cylinder offering 162 hp and 152 ft. lb. of torque. The transmission is a four-speed manual gearbox or a three-speed automatic. The 260Z does 0-60 mph in a range between 8 to 10 seconds. It is a rear-wheel drive two-door two seat or 2+2 sports car with a 52/48 percent f/r weight distribution. The car’s wheelbase measures 102.6 inches (2+2) or 90.6 inches (two seater) and the fuel tank holds 15.9 gallons.
At the rear the 260Z has a squashed fastback window on its hatch. The deck has the well-known slanted Datsun and straight 260Z or 2+2 specified in chrome. The taillights are large horizontally units. The chrome bumper wraps properly into the back fenders.
On the interior the driver views two large round tachometer and speedometer gauges. Three smaller round oil pressure, water temperature and voltage gauges are located high and in the center of the dash. The air and heater controls are situated below the three gauges, and the stereo is housed in the upper part of the center console. The three-spoke wooden steering wheel contributes to the sporty interior look. The low bucket seats supply adequate comfort and support.