The best pre-90's Japanese sport import

Discussion in '1969 Datsun 240Z' started by z28infront, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. This was a really a fast and good looking car, not ugly and square like most Japanese cars still are today. It would be great if Nissan would create a Datsun sports car division and produce a new 240Z. I would rather see the name Datsun than Nissan on it not that it matters. I may talk bad about some inports but never a bad word about the 240Z, my only complaint about the last years of the 300ZX was they were only fast in the twin-turbo models. I do like American cars better.
     
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    As a driver of a 280ZXT and a caretaker of a 240Z I would like to thank you for being an openminded american car-liking guy. Too many people overlook the good things Japan has put on the streets.
     
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    Your idea was met, halfway. In the mid-90's, Nissan commissioned selected Z restoration shops to provide them with bare-metal restored Z's, with nearly all new hardware. They sold for $25K MSRP, and even came with a 12-month warranty. I remember checking one of these beauties out at my local dealer. It felt like being in a timewarp, everything under the hood was so bloody clean and gleaming, spotless. If I had $25K, one of these puppies would surely be in my garage right now. Reportedly, one of these restored Z's was sold at auction in Monterey for $40K, though you can find them from time to time on ebay for much cheaper (though with about 10K miles on the clocks).
     
  4. i'm gettin one of these!

    in like a year when i can drive i am gettin one of these beauties. I usually don't like imports but this one i could definetly get used to <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
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    I own a 260Z which is not as good, but these cars, were great and if you want to modify them, a skyline engine fits right into them.
     
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    They have so much room under the Hood
     
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    Yes, I love american cars and too much of what Japan puts out has been slow 4 cylinders. But, as the owner of a 1985 300ZX Turbo, I know that there are some great cars put out by Japan. I still can't believe that the 240Z only weighed 2300 lbs! What a classic car...
     
  9. Re: The best pre-90's Japanese sport import

    yeah, what he said.
     

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