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… » 10/07/12 11:00am 10/07/12 11:00am

See The Story Behind One Man's Lifelong Datsun Obsession

After a several month hiatus Josh Clason's Depth of Speed is back with another fantastic video profiling one man's deep love of all things Datsun. » 5/19/12 9:00am 5/19/12 9:00am

The case for a 250 GTO-based 240Z replica

Is replica-building an authentic form of automotive self-expression or merely a case of trying too hard? There’s only one way to find out: take a Ferrari 250 GTO and turn it into a Datsun 240Z. » 2/11/11 4:00pm 2/11/11 4:00pm

Want To Buy A Porn Star's Hot-Rodded Nissan?

Adult film star Peter North is selling his Stillen-modified, 516-hp Nissan 300ZX on eBay. The car has 15,000 miles on it. We'll let you make your own jokes with this one. [eBayMotors] » 7/20/10 4:00pm 7/20/10 4:00pm

1970 Datsun 240Z

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How about a nice early Datsun Z? » 6/06/10 9:00am 6/06/10 9:00am

Nissan's BRE 370Z Unveiled At Road Atlanta

Nissan's 40th-Anniversary 370Z BRE — as in Brock Racing Enterprises — Edition was unveiled last night at the Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta. Did we mention how much we love John Morton? [AutoTrader Classics] » 4/30/10 1:00pm 4/30/10 1:00pm

Nice Bright Colors! Greens Of Summer! All The World's A Sunny Datsun!

No, not a Datsun Sunny, a sunny Datsun. Maybe this is Kodachrome, maybe not, but we don't care. John Morton was a king, Pete Brock is a legend, and anything in BRE stripes is the bomb. [via Wired Autopia] » 4/26/10 10:30am 4/26/10 10:30am

I-Da-Ho V8 Datsun for $3,000!

Idaho's state bird is the Mountain Bluebird. Datsun's 240Z is a derivation of the Bluebird sedan. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a Ford-powered Z from the potato state that might just flip your blues the bird. » 4/12/10 8:00am 4/12/10 8:00am

Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Bows With Dastun 240Z, GT-R Lurking Behind

The Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition has bowed on the floor of the Chicago Auto Show accompanied by the fabulous Datsun 240Z. Also, the Nissan GT-R tagged along and asked if it could join the cool kids club. » 2/10/10 10:30am 2/10/10 10:30am

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

Chipmunks Store Stolen Dog Food In Datsun 240Z

Anyone stashing a vintage car has a common fear — rodents. They can quickly take cars from "in-need-of-plates" to "in-need-of-complete-teardown." Luckily, this Datsun 240Z owner discovers chipmunks didn't destroy anything, just used his exhaust as storage for pilfered dog food. » 9/11/09 3:00pm 9/11/09 3:00pm

1971 Datsun 240Z V12 for $9,800!

Virgin 240Z's are a rare find these days, and Nice Price or Crack Pipe is still looking. But in the mean time, here's a Canadian one with a V12 bun in the oven! » 8/14/09 7:30am 8/14/09 7:30am

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… » 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… » 4/21/08 12:30pm 4/21/08 12:30pm

1971 Datsun 240Z

While 280Zs are fairly common on the streets of Alameda, you don't run across a 240- or even a 260- every day. Part of the reason is that many of the smog-exempt 1975-and-newer Zs have been stuck in garages to await small-block Chevy swaps (we like V8 Zs, but only the ones that actually get finished), while the… » 8/01/07 9:00am 8/01/07 9:00am