Datsun: still in the media

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.

Zpotted: yes, my wife “zpots”

My wife knows I love Datsun, and sends me pics every now and then. Love her for it! But I’m never good about posting them – haha sorry it’s been awhile. But here we go…

Datsun B210  

And what looks to be a Datsun 280ZX with massive sun roof.

 

Zpotted: Z in Entourage

I would have never given the show, Entourage, a chance if it weren’t for a friend mentioning that it was produced by Mark Wahlberg.. And he knows I’m a fan of Mark Wahlberg! He also mentioned it’s suppose to loosely resemble his life coming out to Hollywood from Boston. I’m a ways from there but being from MA, I can relate… Haha naw. Either way – love the show.
Somewhere in Season 2, the crew go visit an indie Director in a motel… Can you spot it?

A white, t-top’d 280zx!

 

Zpotted: rough white 240z

Mom and Dad spotted this white Z up in Palo Alto! 

“A little rough around the edges…”

  

Regardless, shows well in pics 🙂

Bumper-less, badge-less, and lowered on wide Rota Shakotans. Better yet, looks like a daily!

Zpotted: 240z…in MA!

Now THERE’S two words hardly found in the same sentence! Rarely does a Datsun model meet a Northeast state!

This one is definitely a survivor from another state, and none of the typical rust showing in the dogleg panels.

I love hidden gems like these!

  

Zpotted: Datsun 210 packin’-wagon!

 Check it! My parents and I just came back from a Mexico cruise and lo’and behold – we zpotted a Datsun 210 wagon sleeper!

Shift light, dash mounted tach, durable rubber wrapped around slotted mags, and real dual exhaust all point to one thing – there’s something nasty lurking under that hood!
Let’s check it out:


   
    
    
   
 And of course, it parks wherever it damn pleases!

 

    
 

Zpotted: Silver Datsun 2000

Behold this silver chariot! Summer drives along the coast must be ammmazing with this little guy: the Datsun 2000 roadster!

   
I had a financial education seminar in Santa Clara the other day, and spotted this just in the parking lot, ready to go. Actually my co-workers asked if I had the same car! Haha well, not being into cars, they just know I have a “Datsun”, and the front badging on the roadsters let be known – it’s a Datsun.

I’m always so interested in the roadsters lines; for a car is this size it has lots of creases you wouldn’t expect. Check out the slight over hang to the left of the trunk. And the way the trunk is actually shaped, like pillow embossed. Not to mention all of the chrome bits! Actually it almost seems as though it has MORE parts than the Z, yeah?

Hats off to a well-cared for, well-enjoyed Datsun 2000 roadster!

Zpotted: Deep blue 240z!

This comes in from my buddy Leslie (of Daily Dapper fame) – she spotted a Datsun 240z sunk in deep ocean blue with an interior swathed in white recently at a Menlo Park car show.

  
Looks like a super clean example with tasteful upgrades! We can spy the stacked Monza exhaust, strut tower bars in front and back, and ‘knock-off’ wheels. “Datsun” sideemblem is de-badged as well.

Thanks for zpotting, Leslie!