Why Datsun Should Make a Come Back

In the summer of 1988 my sister started dating some new guy. Like any younger brother I hated her boyfriend for merely existing, but that quickly changed when I saw what he was driving. I remember the first day I heard the exhaust note from his brown 280zx revving around the corner and barreling into our cul-de-sac. » 2/22/13 3:27pm 2/22/13 3:27pm

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: Awesome Datsuns,…

We've started to see quite a few 300ZXs at LeMons races, in addition to the usual crop of 280Zs and 280ZXs. For reasons we don't understand, the Zs haven't been so reliable at LeMons races; at some point, though, one of them is bound to dominate a race. We're also hearing rumors of a possible 510 at a future West… » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

Pulsing Power of a Fuel-Injected Soul, Plus T-Tops: 1980 Datsun 280ZX

It's not possible to feel Malaise when you hear lines like "The pulsing power of a fuel-injected soul nestled in the lap of genuine leather... and, for the first time, an open cockpit to the sky!" Well, that was the hope of Datsun's ad agency when they added this ad to the "Awesome" series. But wouldn't you rather… » 2/12/08 10:45am 2/12/08 10:45am

Drooool! 1,410-Mile 1982 Datsun 280ZX Turbo Sells For $29K

When you hear about an all-original old car with low miles, you figure the clock's going to be showing something like 30,000 miles. But 1,410 freakin' miles on a 26-year-old 280ZX Turbo? Between the time we heard about this car and the time we started writing this post, a buyer sprained all his fingers punching the… » 2/01/08 10:30am 2/01/08 10:30am

Opel Manta + 280ZX + Toyota Truck + Keyword Spam = $2000!

What do you do when you have three (barely) running project cars and no motivation to fix them? Put 'em all in one big deal and make a Craigslist package deal! We're looking at a '74 Opel Manta, an '80 Toyota pickup, and an '83 Datsun 280ZX here; sure, the photos are a bit uninformative (though numerous) and we must… » 6/01/07 12:30pm 6/01/07 12:30pm

Score In Cantonese With An Alhambra 280ZX Turbo!

Let's say it's 1983 and you're an enterprising Datsun dealer who wants to sell cars to the Cantonese-speaking population of Southern California. Do you spend the big bucks and hire the actors from the Black Gold ad? Hell, no! You spend 50 bucks to hire a couple of out-of-work porn actors, hit the Goodwill for… » 5/22/07 6:00pm 5/22/07 6:00pm

Classic Ad Watch: Apple's Woz Thinks The Datsun 280-ZX Is Awesome!

Apple's "Other Steve" is a guy more well known for his elegance in programming than skill as a marketing man — I mean, for chrissake, the guy supposedly created the game "Breakout" in four days. Little did we know all he needed to give his former boss n' bud Steve Jobs a run for the title of Apple main marketing… » 12/06/06 3:05pm 12/06/06 3:05pm