Datsun 240Z Emblem Guide

The Datsun 240Z was outfitted with a distinctive set of emblems.  Many of these 50+ year old cars are now missing at least a couple emblems. Especially if the car has been sitting for a while, it is not uncommon to see an old 240Z that is missing nearly every emblem. If you’re trying to restore or just improve the appearance an old 240Z, installing a new set of emblems may be the finishing touch your Z needs before you can call it perfect.

This article will serve as a guide for what constitutes a full emblem set for both Series 1 and Series 2 240Zs, as well as how to install them securely. In the past, buying replacement emblems could quickly become quite a expensive and time-consuming endeavor, but thanks to some new products that have come to market, you can likely find reproduction emblems at an affordable price point.

 

Series 1 (1970 – mid 1971) Emblem Set

A Series 1 emblem set consists of (2) ‘240Z’ roof pillar emblems, (2) ‘DATSUN’ side emblems, (1) hood emblem, (1) ‘Datsun’ rear hatch emblem, (1) ‘240Z’ rear hatch emblem, and (2) rear hatch vents. The rear hatch vents are not really emblems, but they are similar in that if you are replacing any emblems, your rear hatch vents are probably ready to be replaced as well.

 

‘240Z’ Roof Pillar Emblems

A Series 1 240Z featured two roof pillar emblems that displayed the ‘240Z’ logo on top of a circle design similar to the hood emblem.

 

Side Emblems

A Series 1 240Z featured two side emblems on the front fenders just next to the doors. For Series 1 240Zs, this emblem says ‘DATSUN’ in white lettering.

 

Hood Emblem

All 240Zs featured this prominent circular hood emblem with ‘DATSUN’ across the center.

 

‘Datsun’ Rear Hatch Emblem

Series 1 240Zs featured a ‘Datsun’ emblem on the rear deck lid.

 

‘240Z’ Rear Hatch Emblem

Series 1 240Zs featured a ‘240Z’ emblem below the ‘Datsun’ hatch emblem.

 

‘240Z’ Rear Hatch Vents

These rear hatch vents are actually one easy way to identify a Series 1 240Z from a Series 2 — all Series 1 240Zs had the rear hatch vents. Again, these are

 

Series 2 (mid 1971 – 1973) Emblem Set

A Series 2 emblem set consists of (2) ‘Z’ roof pillar emblems, (2) ‘DATSUN’ side emblems, (1) hood emblem, (1) ‘Datsun’ rear hatch emblem, and (1) ‘240Z’ rear hatch emblem.

 

‘Z’ Roof Pillar Emblems

A Series 2 240Z featured two roof pillar emblems that displayed a’Z’ logo on top of a circle design.

Side Emblems

A Series 2 240Z featured two side emblems on the front fenders just next to the doors. For Series 1 240Zs, this emblem says ‘DATSUN’ in white lettering.

Hood Emblem

All 240Zs featured this prominent circular hood emblem with ‘DATSUN’ across the center.

‘Datsun’ Rear Hatch Emblem

Series 2 240Zs featured a ‘Datsun’ emblem on the rear deck lid.

‘240Z’ Rear Hatch Emblem

Series 2 240Zs featured a ‘240Z’ emblem below the ‘Datsun’ hatch emblem.

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