This 1973 Datsun (Nissan) 240Z is on a boat heading to China for “the greatest motoring adventure in Historic Rallying” right now. But not before our friend Matt Farah got a chance to kick some dust up with it in the Cali desert!
This just seems appropriate tonight.
If your dad won't give you his Datsun 240Z, you have to buy another one. Then keep asking for his, because it's turning more heads for a reason.
The Datsun 240Z is a car that brings happiness to me, a human being. Here are ten cars that are Datsun 240Zs. Some are even Fairlady Zs!
Evo's car versus bike tests usually don't make much sense, but when it's between a monster off-road Datsun 240Z going against a Group N+ Mitsubishi Evo VI and the enduro champ KTM 450 EXT, they got my attention.
If you wanted to spend about 25k a "lightweight" rear-drive coupe there is the popular choice of the Toyobaru twins, but that is the safe bet. Or you could get the original Japanese sports car such as this 240z in "excellent condition."
Get yourself a Z. Tune it up. It's light already, don't worry about it, just give it few extra horses. It will make you happy.
Jonathan Ive thinks he's hot feces because he designs sleek laptops that get widely copied and accoladed and all that. That's great for you, Jonny. But you know what he's never done? Designed an iconic car. Not even once.
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.
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?
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…
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?
We have a lot of standardized punishments for on-track miscreants in the LeMons Penalty Box, but sometimes we custom-tailor something for a really special driver or team.
Leave it to the Japanese to create car animation with such incredible attention to detail.
I visited the secret laboratories of Evil Genius Racing last week, to see what manner of madness they had cooking. While there, I encountered a couple of track-car projects that presented quite a dilemma.
We'll admit that it may well be impossible to top the Austin-Healey 100 with supercharged Jaguar V12 in the Insane Sports Car Engine Swap department, but we still think putting a Jaguar V12 in this Z was a fine idea. The seller doesn't provide a lot of info about it (we'd like to know more than just "chev 6 speed")…
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…