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Built by Bob Sharp's team, in the image and likeness of his race car, and painted in the colors of the title sponsor of the IMSA series, this 240z was used as a pace car in championship racing from the mid 70s
Additional details for the Datsun 240Z Camel GT Pace car
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Arena Modelli in 1/43 scale with reference ARE1159.
- Belongs to the Bob Sharp Team.
- Raced at the IMSA in 70s.
- Includes photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals and white metal parts.
- Package measures 85 mm x 150 mm x 65 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 106 g.
- Featured in newsletter 519.
In 1975, Bob Sharp and his team were building a Nissan/Datsun Z to race in the IMSA GTU class, at the same time he was contracted to build the vehicle that would serve as the championship pace car. So why not take advantage and make the same car for both functions? That's what they did, and the car used in Bob Sharp's IMSA races and the pace car were built to essentially the same setup. They were fitted with the same flared wings and other body attachments, the same “G” nose, roll cage and fuel tank. The main difference was that the safety car had a passenger seat and that they did not use race bushings in the suspension, looking for a somewhat smoother behavior. Both cars were powered by a single overhead cam 2.8L Nissan 'six-cylinder engine, fed by three Mikuni carburettors which were supposed to produce over 300bhp. The gearbox was a 5-speed Nissan Comp Option 2. The Nissan 240Z Pace Car was used as a pace car in the Camel GT Championship for years.
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