Body • Paint • Trim • Wheels • Lights • Glass

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Dash • Gauges • Seats • Panels • Upholstery

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Powertrain • Suspension • Brakes

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What We Do

We ONLY OFFER FULL-COMPLETE BUMPER-TO-BUMPER RESTORATIONS that turn a 40+ year old Datsun into a jaw dropping, show stopper, that performs better than factory.


removing, replacing, or repairing in an effort to return it to like-new or better condition

Performance Tuning

modifying the drivetrain and suspension using Datsun specific dyno tuning techniques

Included One-way Towing

If the budget of the project allows we will come pick up your car within 500 miles of Los Angeles!


improvements in vehicle safety, reliability, or improvements in street or track performance


engine swaps, disc brakes, coilovers, triple carbs, seat conversions, LED light retrofit, etc


Custom Interior

Datsun 240z

Restoration/Replace Stock Trim

Datsun 240z

Engine Swaps

Skyline GT-R in a 240z

L Series Rebuild

Turnkey or a custom 3-4 week rebuild


Custom suspension and wheel fitment

We specialize in Datsuns

We have over 30 Years of experience restoring and modifying 1970-1983 Datsun cars and trucks.


240z 260z 280z (S30)


280zx (S31)





A Short List of Services...



  • Award winning Paint & Body work
  • Rust Repair and Floor Pans Replacement
  • Custom wheels & tires
  • Polished / coated trim
  • Chrome & Painted Bumpers
  • New Glass & Weatherstrip Rubber Seals
  • LED Headlight & Lighting kits
  • Spoilers, Air Dams, Wings, Body Kits and Flares


  • Custom & OEM Seats
  • New and Covered Dash
  • Special Gauges
  • From Leather, and Alcantara to cloth and factory style vinyl
  • Soundproofing and many carpet options
  • Stereo and unique sound system choices


  • Custom built L series stock and Race Engines
  • Full Transmission Rebuild Services
  • Differential & CV Axle Upgrades
  • Performance exhaust
  • From SU and Weber Carbs to ITBs and EFI
  • Stock to track-ready suspension features
  • Mild to Wild brake options
Needs parts only? Visit our parts division company californiadatsun.com

All I got was "the run around" from other Zcar outfits.   I was gifted an original owner 240Z that was in dilapidated shape at best.  After contacting Al, he responded (without lip service) and formulated a plan to evaluate my car.  After the initial "just get it running" request, it became obvious to me that this was going to be too much for me to do on my own in my garage. Given the good faith that he had demonstrated, I decided to hire the Doctor Datsun for my restoration.  The end product was a nicely done 240Z that I regularly enjoy and get compliments every time I'm out on the road.  I would highly recommend Doctor Datsun to anybody considering this type of process.

Needs parts only? Visit our parts division company californiadatsun.com

Why I love Datsuns!

As a kid my brother-in-law worked at a junkyard that specialized in Z cars so I always had access to parts. He was also an amazing Z car mechanic. I drove my Z all throughout high school and college, changing the design and paint scheme almost yearly. In 1999, at the Hot Import Nights car show, a movie producer rented my Z for a few scenes in a pilot for FAST AND FURIOUS! This solidified my passion for working on Datsuns and the rest is history!

What we start with...

california datsun 240z s30 restoration 6

...what we can create!

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