Designed by Yoshihiko Matsuo and a Nissan team, the concept for this car came from Yutaka Katayama, president of Nissan Motors USA operations.
This sleek streamlined, long-nosed sports car came with fitted with 2.4 liter engine, manual choke, 4-speed manual transmission, dual carburetors and 151 horsepower. Brakes were 270mm front discs and rear drums.
The Tokyo marketing division called it the Datsun Fairlady 240Z. The Japanese cars retained the title but it was felt the name wouldn't do well in the American market.