June 22, 2024

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Bring a Trailer Partners with Piston Foundation on “Sponsor a Piston Scholar” Initiative

The Piston Foundation has made a goal of bringing younger people into the collector car hobby, and their most recent efforts have them joining forces with Bring a Trailer to do just that. Together, they’re offering a 1973 Datsun 240Z at auction — and all proceeds will be coming back to the 501(c)(3)-registered non-profit. The Piston Foundation will use the money to fun scholarships for deserving automotive students.

This car is special in another way: It’s also the 100,000th auction listing to run on Bring a Trailer.

Image: Bring a Trailer
Image: Bring a Trailer

The lime green 240Z has been modified with a Rebello Racing 2.7-liter straight-six engine, triple Weber carburetors, and a five-speed manual transmission. Other features include a limited-slip differential, four-wheel disc brakes, a lowered suspension and 16-inch Panasport wheels with new Michelin tires.

“The Piston Foundation is proud to be chosen as the Bring a Trailer charity partner for this milestone auction,” said Jeff Mason, president and COO of the Piston Foundation. “BaT’s support of our mission to bring more young people into the trades of the auto restoration industry highlights the importance of this cause for the collector car community and demonstrates BaT’s leadership.

The Piston Foundation is working to bring more young people into the trades of the collector car industry. (Image courtesy of Chris McNeil Photography and Black Horse Garage)

“In the auction’s comment section, there’s great affection for the community BaT has created. Piston is feeling the love, too. As an independent public charity serving the car enthusiast community, we’ve received many words of support. Thanks to Randy Nonnenberg and his team for making us part of this celebration.” 

The listing is now live, running through March 7, 2023.