When Datsun brought the legendary S30 Fairlady to America in 1969, it dropped its Japanese-market name for something more straightforward: Datsun 240Z.

That was the car’s working model number, and it’s easy to understand why this sports car with a 2.4-liter straight six got at least the numeric part of its alphanumeric American title.

The convention has stuck around ever since, up to the 350Z with its 3.5-liter V6 and the 370Z with is 3.7-liter.

Here, though, is Jeremy Gomez’s 1973 Datsun 240Z with a Rebello Racing engine from Antioch, California in the way out East Bay, one town down from Rio Vista where Humphrey got stuck and Foster’s Big Horn hides out.

It’s an interesting build, as Speedhunters explains in a new profile of the car:

It’s based on the taller LD28 diesel block using a custom long-stroke billet crankshaft to bump displacement up to that massive 3.5L mark, despite what it says on top of the valve cover.

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If you’re wondering how it sounds, well, it’s good.

Here’s the full writeup of the build on Speedhunters at the moment. Read it all and take it in.