The thing about the old Datsun 280Z is that it can still be found for cheap, rusting away out on some side street or in a barn on the other side of town. And that means you can find one, and you can hoon the crap out of one.

Plenty of people restore 240Zs to great and beautiful effect, leaving the softer, sloppier 280Zs to rot.

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But those are exactly the ones I want, begging to have their big straight sixes run out one last time.