Team Scuderia Punk Rock Chef Gearing Up For Altamont

We're going to follow the exploits of some of the 24 Hours of LeMons teams that have members who comment here regularly, and today's team is Freds4HB's Scuderia Punk Rock Chef. They're going to be racing a 1977 Datsun 280Z, they're based in the East Bay, and apparently the "chef" part of their name is for real. I hope… » 3/11/08 4:00pm 3/11/08 4:00pm

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

Team DDT's 280Z Survives Day One... Barely

Since we're looking hard at the Datsun Z as a potential Team Jalopnik car for the May race at Altamont (though the Renault Fuego Turbo is the current favorite, followed closely by the Dodge Mirada), we've been following the progress of Team DDT's '79 280Z with great interest. They spent much of Day One among the top… » 12/30/07 9:30am 12/30/07 9:30am

Project Car Hell, Malaise Import Edition: Scirocco or 280Z?

We've talked a lot about the Malaise Era recently, with the hyper-Malaise '76 Mustang DOTS car earlier in the week and everything, so it's only right that we do a couple of performance-oriented imports of the era. Specifically, from 1977, the year of Never Mind The Bollocks. You'll be able to choose between the cars… » 11/22/07 5:30pm 11/22/07 5:30pm