Datsun 260Z Tyres
1974 Datsun 260Z Coupe
Datsun 260-Z 1974–1978
- The Datsun 260Z, from 1974 to 1978, could fit 175 HR 14 Michelin XAS classic tyres on 4.5” wheels. This was the standard fitment in the US and many other countries.
- For UK Datsun 260Z tyres the 195/70 VR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 is an excellent choice on 5.5" wheels.
- Our period Innertube Guide shows that the 260Z was initially released on tube-type wheels that require innertubes. However, 1978 saw the release of a 260Z with tubeless wheels. Check your particular model to see if it has tubeless wheels or whether innertubes are required.
- The correct tube for 175 R14 Tyres tyres is the Michelin 14E.
- The ideal innertube for 195/70 R14 Tyres is the Michelin 14F innertube.
History of the Datsun 260Z (Nissan S30)
Though it was initially known as the Nissan s30, it was sold in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z and in other markets as the Datsun 240Z, then subsequently as the 260Z and 280Z, and was manufactured from 1969 to 1978. Mr Yoshihiko Matsuo, the head of Nissan's Sports Car Styling Studio, led the design team.
The left-hand drive variant was designated as HLS30, whereas the right-hand drive type was designated HS30. The Nissan Z GT 2-seater coupes were the first generation. The 260Z was said to have a few modifications or enhancements over the 240Z. The chassis improved stiffness due to a change in the chassis rails, which were larger and stretched further back than in previous models. In addition, a rear sway bar was fitted. The inside of the 260Z was upgraded, with a new dashboard and console, as well as new seat trim and door panels. The backup lights were relocated from the main tail light housing to the rear panel to modernise the taillights.