I always assumed that an open-wheeled racer would be leagues easier to maintain than a closed-wheel car. After all, there’s little or no bodywork to deal with: You can more immediately locate and diagnose a problem, you don’t have to spend additional maintenance hours removing body panels, and you don’t have to distort your arms in impossibly ornate ways to reach around things.

It’s all just there.

This 1975 Datsun 280Z currently available on eBay, though, makes me wonder if it’s all just in the setup. This looks just about as accessible as it can be. I don’t know if it conforms to any particular vintage regulations, but this looks almost as easy to work on as a Formula Ford of the same vintage.

Buy it Now at $45K, bidding is open until Sept. 22.

3 responses to “Accessibility”

  1. advtracing says:

    looks a lot like the one paul newman raced in his book

  2. Captain Ned says:

    I know it’s not Newman’s car, but the remembrance of him carving through GTU/GTO fields in his entry to racing is enough for me.

    Newman & McQueen. Born racers that somehow got caught up in the acting biz.

  3. samuel gonzalez says:

    nice car excellent racing car

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