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As the 240Z’s popularity grows, you’ll find a vibrant owner’s scene brimmed with knowledge to help you find a good’un. Rust has killed off plenty by now, but the survivors – often imported from the US, where the car won so many friends and fans – will often have lived in drier states where the dreaded rot is less of a common issue. The base of windscreen, inner wheelarches and bonnet edges are particularly vulnerable, so keep a sharp eye. If you can, get your potential 240Z on a lift before purchase to check the floor is dry and there’s no sign of cheap and not-very-cheerful filler hiding dark, corroded secrets.
Spare parts are plentiful either from officially Nissan suppliers or aftermarket outfits, which keeps ownership costs affordable compared to some contemporary rivals. Everything mechanical is tougher than a cockroach covered in dried Weetabix. Just keep an eye out for the usual wear, and beware that cars from hotter climes may have cracked dashboards and faded seats. Unlikely to be too much of an issue on a UK-market one, that…