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ID:	59074...Came across this picture of an early Z and there is no clock on the dash, was the clock an option in early cars...just curios..http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Datsun-...item5650d21271.
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    Good question. Also, has the radio delete little storage pocket.

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    Somoeone may have installed a digital clock or some other guage that only lights when the ignition is turned over!
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    The picture was already there. Oh well.
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    Where's the radio?
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    There were no options on the Datsun 240Z's sent to North America - prior to the "optional" Automatic Transmission..really none after that as well.

    That picture is the Front of the 1969 Sales Brochure - and you are correct - that is a very early car. The brochure listed Radio, Heater, Clock as standard equipment, as well as Cigarette Lighter {aka Power Port - } and Colliapsible Steering. "These specifications are subject to change without notice".



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    Damn, if only that engine/trans combo made it into production! A factory L24 with triples, 10.5:1 compression, and 175 "BHP" at 6800RPM paired with a close-ratio 5-speed would've been awesome, to say the least...
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    I should chime in and explain some things - based on some of the comments I'm reading. Actually there were options however as Carl points out, none of them made it to the North American market as "advertised sales" options or accessories. Not until the 1972 model year when published North American sales literature described what we might commonly refer to as the the AMCO aftermarket accessories.

    The Datsun 240Z Sports came in several configurations; one of which was the HLS30U exported to North America. The standard S30-S did not come with a clock or radio. They were optional in Japan. The S30 had them as standard equipment. The S30-S had rubber floor mats as well. That is why the very early HLS30s have them. Carpeting for the very early cars was added in the United States. The S30-S did not come with the hatch glass defogger option either. Early HLS30s have clear glass and no console switch.

    The brochure page you are looking at was prepared and distributed in North America prior to the arrival of the first cars. It is evidence (I believe) of the original confugurations of manufacture planned for the North American market. The same sort of issues apply to the picture of the engine configuration and technical data. This information reveals what was obviously an anticipated manufacture configuration but not the final.
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