The  Register exists for owners of Datsun 240Zs, 260Zs and 280Zs between 1969  and  1978/9, who are committed to restoring and maintaining their Z's, so promoting the classic status of these  beautiful cars.  The Register has a computer database with details of members Z's and is equipped to give members all the expert advice on the restoration of your Z.  The RegisterÂ’s aim is to preserve the cars, the marque, and to assist you.

With a handful of  enthusiastic supporters the Classic Z Register was launched and has continued to  grow in membership over the years. Lynne Godber was the Chairman of the Register for 10 years, she is currently the President.  Over the years, the Register was gratified to see the general standard of  the Z's rising as members lovingly restored their cars.

There were problems and  prejudices trying to get the Z accepted as a classic, then slowly but surely the  motoring press began to link the word "Classic" to the Z, especially when reflecting on the original models. Could the Japanese have produced their first  classic model?  These articles were serious, the Z had been (and is) amassing many victories in the world of racing  right from it's first year of production; including 2 outright victories in the  East African Safari Rally.  Zs have successfully raced in the USA and, indeed, the Z held the land speed record for  its class.  All this success led the  press to make the following comment, which is still remembered (and used) today: -

"The Z was what the next generation of Austin Healey 3000s should have been"

Zs were imported into the UK in small numbers, and over the years these few numbers have been drastically reduced.  This realisation, along with the Z's  recognised classic status, led some members to feel that there was a definite need to actively promote the classic status of the original design via a club catering exclusively for 240, 260 and 280Zs, hence the formation of The  Classic Z Register.

Our  most active membership is in the UK, so to reach fellow enthusiasts worldwide,  we needed a common medium.  This is it.  This Web Page will be gradually  built so that, whoever you are, wherever you are, you will be able to enjoy these great cars.

The  British Motoring press now respect and regard the car as..


For  the future, we are compiling a worldwide register and log of ALL the Z's ever built!  To this end we need as much  information on your Z(s) and others you know of.  This exercise will take a number of years to  complete (if ever!) but, in the end, will provide an invaluable base of  information to help immortalise the worldÂ’s best selling sports car.

We wish you many years of enjoying Zs with the Register - WELCOME!

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