This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
Although it is a relative novelty, the appearance of a new Tamiya reference at 1/12 scale is still great news, and unlike its "little" brother at 1/24 scale, this "Street Custom" version comes with some sportier rims, and with a transparent engine cover in case you want to expose the engine without having to raise the hood. An icon and object of desire of the 70s!
Additional details for the Nissan Fairlady 240ZG Street Custom
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Tamiya in 1/12 scale with reference TAM12051 (also listed as 4950344066438 and 12051).
- Includes photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 410 mm x 612 mm x 94 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 1548 g.
- Box barcode 4950344066438 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletters 503 and 518.
The Datsun 240Z, or Nissan Fairlady 240Z, equipped with a 2.4-liter (2,393cc) inline 6-cylinder engine, was initially designed and manufactured in 1970 for export primarily to North America. Due to the high number of requests from Japanese customers, it also went on sale in Japan in November 1971. In addition, two other different versions were offered: the Nissan Fairlady 240Z-L and 240ZG.
In the case of the latter, the 240ZG, the most important exterior feature was the front end, with the so-called "G-nose" with the nose piece made of FRP plastic, and with the headlamps covered. These changes improved the aerodynamic coefficient (Cd), reaching a value of 0.390, a reference value at the time among the sports vehicles of the time. This, combined with the 150 hp of power and 206 Nm of torque from its engine, and a low weight of 1,010 kg, allowed the 240ZG to reach a top speed of 210 km/h.
The G in the name stands for "Grand", and refers to the vehicle's Group 4 homologation. It was only built for Japan, and won the Fuji Grand Champion Series in 1972.
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.