Ah! October. What a great month – leaves are turning, there a chill in the air, the sun is starting to get lazy in the morning and grumbles, “fall is here”! Well it’s also an important month for the Datsun Z.
Back in October 22nd, 1969, Nissan released one of its most successful cars ever: the Nissan Fairlady Z, or known as the Datsun 240z here in the States. Sold as a 1970 year model, it featured a 2.4L inline-6 engine and only cost $3,526 USD; a price on par with its contemporaries at the time: the MGB-GT (love that car) and the Porsche 914. In short, it was a success for its affordability, reliability, performance and great looks.
The 240Z helped usher in a new perspective on Japanese sports cars to the American public, and continued its success of the S30 chassis with the 260z and 280z. And as they say, “the rest is history”…or just a link below 🙂
A few cool Datsun 240z ads:
It passes. This is me reporting to you (semi) live from SmogTech in San Jose.. The Daily Datsun’s 1977 280z passes CA smog emission tests! 🙂
More on the rest of the story later.. Sorry, it’s been a while.
How do you fit 3 planters worth of soil and succulents in a Z?
haha.. use every bit of space available.
Still feels like a brand new car.
I was heading back home from an appointment, when i noticed the miles counting down… 99991….99992
ok, ok, i’m not too far from home, maybe i’ll make it to my driveway…
shoot.. only at 280 / 87 (or somewhere around there)
ah ah! where’s my phone? okok recording… where’s the light, ok, light on
what? why are you turning off?! no no, wheres my car charger? WHERE?!
woohoo! after pulling over the side of the road, fumbling for the charger in excitement, I was able to record my first mile. Sigh, my first 100k ever.
huh, i’ve never looked at a speedometer / odometer so close before…
Brrr! A cold morning in CA. Looks like some of that freeze from the cold air made it’s way over here.
Funny how things happen…
I’ve had my fair share of leaving the lights on, and needed to jump started, but this time it was reverse.
On Friday, the forth time the 280z jump starting a car: a blue Camry.