This blog is dedicated to cataloging the restoration of a 1977 Datsun 280z.
A brief history of the car: It was driven by a wild mom until she got older and parked it under a tree up in the Mount Hamilton area of San Jose. For a few years it sat until her son began to clean it up to sell. On lunch break, a friend and I met with “Wild Bill” up in San Carlos where he’d been briefly commuting with the car…and after a test drive, I rolled back into work with a 280z. [more here].
The purpose of this car is to drive it everyday, for the rest of it’s days.
Hopefully through the process, other Datsun Z and car enthusiasts will learn from it, or impart their advice.
I hope by your stumbling upon this page, that you’ll get something out of it, if nothing more than entertainment.
I’ve always loved cars like most guys like sports, like most girls love shoes. But have never owned one myself, until now.
Dedicated to my dad who works tirelessly, has owned more cars through his years than what you can count on your fingers; my brother who taught me about cars as we learned together, an incredible engineer (and at his rate of ownership will possibly beat my dad’s record); my sister with her incredible sense of design, aesthetics and practicality; and my mom who can do absolutely anything, a leading example of how to get things done.
If not for them, not just this project wouldn’t be possible, but life itself.