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By: Shawn 10/02/2019

My name is Shawn Bassett and this is my 1972 240Z "Judy".

Judy started off as a stock 72 240Z. I found the car in Miami for $1,100. I wanted to build a little 240Z with the intentions of cleaning the car up, fresh paint, suspension, slicks, and LS swap. After tearing into the car, I realized the car was too far gone. There was a serious amount of rot on the car. (Side note: I've always raced motorcycles my whole life and a bucket list race to was race Pike Peak Hillclimb.) I decided to give the car a second chance and build it from the ground up to race Pikes Peak. The entire build from tube chassis to full carbon fiber body was built in my home 750 square foot shop. Fast forward 4 years later, the car competes in time attack events(unlimited class) and we have our eyes set on competing at Pike Peak in 2020!


Year: 1972

Make: Datsun

Model: 240Z (what's left of it)


GM L33 LS Motor. All aluminum 5.3 V8.

Engine Mods

Ported and polished heads, BTR stage 3 cam, custom headers, MSD Atomic Airforce Intake manifold, MSD Wires, Vibrant Performance hoses, HPS Performance Silicon couplers, CSF triple bypass radiator, K&N carbon fiber air filter.


Aftermarket Industries FC1200 fuel pump hanger, Walbro fuel pump, Earls Pluming fuel filter, Vibrant Performance hoses, Turbonetics fuel pressure regulator, LS3 injectors, MSD Atomic fuel rails. 


Built T56 transmission, S1 sequential shifter, and carbon fiber driveshaft. S14 differential housing, Kaaz 1.5 way LSD, 4.08 R&P, GK Tech Billet high capacity cover, and Driveshaft Shop 600HP CV axels.

Engine Management / Electrical 

Holley Dominator ECU, all Holley EFI sensors, RacePak PDM, all wiring to Mil/race spec professionally done by Level 7 Motorsports. Tuned by Carma Performance in Nashville.


Front: BC Racing ZR 3 way coilovers, FDF Fab grip knuckles, SPL Parts Tension arms, custom heim LCA. GK Tech sway bar.

Rear: BC Racing ZR 3 way coilovers, SPL Parts arms, Z32 rear knuckles with spherical bearings, Whiteline sway bar. Braced S13 subframe.


Brakes: OBP Motorsparts Pro V3 Pedal box and OBP master cylinders.

Front: Stop Tech ST43 Trophy Kit, G-Loc R16 race pads, custom Hel Performance brake lines, and Titanium quick release fittings.

Rear: Z32 Calipers, EBC blade rotors, G-Loc R12 race pads, Hel Performance brake lines. 

Wheels & Tires

Bespoke BC Forged RS43 wheels. 18X10.5 Front and 18X11 Rear. 

Toyo RR DOT Slicks. 295 Front 315 Rear.


Bespoke full carbon fiber body and aero. APR Duel element wing (updated since shoot).


Sabelt Tauras Seat, steering wheel, and harness. AIM Lap Timer. Custom carbon fiber dash. Autometer gauges. Holley Pro 13" digital dash. SPA fire suppression. 


Full custom FIA spec tube chassis.

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