Jay Leno Exposes The (Possible) Future Of The Nissan Z In Japan

The original Datsun 240Z is considered one of the most iconic and important sports cars ever made. The two-seat coupe offered great performance, exotic looks, a reasonable price tag — and it didn't leak oil on the showroom floor, unlike some of its European competition. The car hammered its British and Italian rivals… » 10/07/12 11:00am 10/07/12 11:00am

LeMons Torture Test Results: Nissan Z Car

We've seen the miserable racetrack reliability of the 240Z/260Z/280Z/280ZX/300ZX at enough LeMons races to see the pattern, but the real surprise has been the large number of Zs that managed to keep running well enough to make the top third. Will a Z ever take the overall win? Doubtful… but anything can happen on a… » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

Why Don't Datsun Zs Dominate The 24 Hours Of LeMons?

It's a real head-scratcher: the Datsun/Nissan Z has plenty of six-banger power, independent rear suspension, four-wheel discs, good build quality… yet so far none has placed better than eighth in LeMons. Why is that? » 6/27/09 12:00pm 6/27/09 12:00pm

The 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas Gator-O-Rama Über Gallery: The Japanese

Japanese cars made up nearly half the entries at the Gator-O-Rama, with 44 out of 95 vehicles coming from the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Miatas, Celicas, and RX-7s galore, of course, but that wasn't all. » 3/22/09 9:00pm 3/22/09 9:00pm

1980s New Jersey Time Capsule: 19K-Mile Datsun 240Z Could Be Yours!

Those of you who believed El Suburbanimo to be the ultimate New Jersey vehicle might want to reconsider after you take a look at this '73 Datsun 240Z. Back in the early 80s, with just 19,721 miles on the Z's clock, its owner decided some custom touches were in order. A little body kit here, some stripes and TURBO… » 5/02/08 8:00am 5/02/08 8:00am

Delicious Datsuns At The Z-Car West Coast Nationals

Our friends at Japanese Nostalgic Car recently went to the Z-Car West Coast Nationals in Silverado, California. As you'd imagine, there was quite a selection of tasty vintage Datsuns and some newer Nissans too. We just love the timeless proportions of a long hood and sloping back on the older Datsuns, so we've included … » 4/30/08 5:05pm 4/30/08 5:05pm

The Denver Iron Keeps Coming: Early Datsun 240Z

Now that we've got two photographers out shooting Denver DOTSBE cars while out walking their respective dogs, we can expect to see plenty of vintage machinery from the streets of the Mile High City. Today we're going to look at a solid-looking 1970 or 1971 Datsun 240Z (Z experts, please help out on the exact year here) … » 4/21/08 12:30pm 4/21/08 12:30pm