From the Bay Area Datsun Z Facebook community, I met Hector, owner of a 1972 240z! What a great guy, and he really needed Z flares. I just happen to have them! Actually, I had them for quite awhile, initially thinking they’d be on the 280z, but my dad convinced me otherwise (which was a good decision for the style of my car). Regardless, they’ve gone to a good home!
Hector’s 240z is powered by a L28et (turbo’d) riding on BC coilovers. Just check out that whale tail!
My 280z may not have the killer stance / looks of the ZG flares, but the NEXT Z will DEFINITELY have them on!
[edit, 10/11/17] – Hector put the fender flares on and they look awesome – good job, man!
Holy finds! Who doesn’t like scavenging around Craigslist?! What’s that saying: “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”?! Oh the treasures!
Ready for this?! There’s a free Z on Craigslist! Whoa! A 1977 Datsun 280z was listed on CL in the free section (one of my favorite sections), without engine and transmission, mismatched wheels, multi-colored and a few dents, to say the least.
Get it while it’s hot.
Short post today – my cousin sent this over from Petrolicious. Love that site. You wanna spend your afternoon down the blissful car-enthusiast abyss?
Thought so. Start it off with this one:
Stopped by America’s Tire for one of our cars (i’m a big fan of their tire certificate), and behold on the wall is a poster for thanking customers. Check out the ZX.
Anyone heard of the 240ZL?
I’ve heard of the ZG (g-nose racer), and the 432 (4 valves, 3 carbs, 2 camshafts), but a ZL? Interesting!
Here’s a short clip of the rare model, it’s owner, and just dreamy shots of it along the CA coast. Note the rear spoiler, very sweet vintage racing seats, rare race clock (i want oooonnnne!), and right hand drive. Thanks to my Gee cuz, Jackie for sending this over!
one morning between now and last week…
eyes shift in rear view
through dirty windshield i waved
hand waved, coffee sipped
an interesting little guy: roll bar, narrow tires, driver side rear fender bender. I never knew how articulate the rear quarter to truck deck was…so many subtle angles.
I was home from travel for a brief day, and rolled up to pick up some food. Here’s this guy wavin me into the parking spot…
280z, huh? lookin’ nice. yeah yeah i got a 240 myself…
Meet Steve. Owner of a 1973 240z. Here’s his story:
He bought it at Downtown Datsun in downtown San Jose. They had it priced in the paper, but quickly realized it was just an advertisement car, one of those discounted cars just to get customers in and sell them on another car for which the salesman can “get you a better value on”. You see, he went in just as the ’74’s were coming out, so no one wanted this ’73. More over, the 240z was the test driver so seats were worn… And according to Steve, the sales guy was a big dude.
He walked out that door with that ’73 240z for only $2700. Didn’t need much: a tune up, clean up the interior.
It’s been a while since then, but he’s been taking his time restoring it.
Now all it needs is paint. :]
haha i’m sure i could’ve talked to this guy for an afternoon about the Z’s. And then the evening about his El Camino.