This Datsun 280ZX Contains More Than Enough Vitamin Z

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Photo: Alex Hevesy

Suburban mall parking lots aren’t always home to cars that capture anyone’s attention. Aside from the dad in a lifted F-350 covered in Punisher stickers, none of the cars typically ever stick out.

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Illustration for article titled This Datsun 280ZX Contains More Than Enough Vitamin Z

That was not the case with a Datsun 280ZX that was parked outside the Red Robin at the mall. It is definitely not a common occurrence to see a Datsun of any variety sitting near a chain burger restaurant, much less in the middle of February on a miserable rainy day. Someone thought it was a great day to spread some Japanese sports car joy.

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Illustration for article titled This Datsun 280ZX Contains More Than Enough Vitamin Z

This 280ZX looks like it’s been lovingly driven. It’s adorned in all manner of Instagram and Snapchat username stickers that in all my excitement, I completely forgot to take note of. The Z has also been modified a bit. It sits on aftermarket black wheels and sports a set of alien looking LED headlights.

Illustration for article titled This Datsun 280ZX Contains More Than Enough Vitamin Z

I never got a chance to meet the owner but I want to publicly thank them for sharing the joy of Z. We all need more Z in our lives. I need a big dose of vitamin Z.

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Please ask your doctor if Vitamin Z is right for you.

(Correction: I erroneously referred to the car as a 280Z. It’s actually a 280ZX. The error has been fixed.)

Lance Tedford spends his energies working on his 1985 Chrysler LeBaron. He is extremely tall and can never die.

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eddiebrannan
Eddie Brannan

Those headlights look like ass. There are better aftermarket solutions than that.