It’s pretty rare that you’ll see me lust after a foreign vehicle, but it does happen from time to time. There are a number of cars that just look right to me, including the early Z-cars like this one. It’s rare to see one of these in decent condition for regular-guy money, thanks to rust and poorly-thought-out modifications, but this one looks like a nice little runner for the money. I could do without the black rims, but the paint color fits well and the fastback lines look great even today. The work that’s been done to it seems smart, and the seller seems to know what he has. Not surprising, since there’s an active (and vocal) group of enthusiasts for these cars, which is both good and bad – good for when you need help, and bad for when you “ruin” the car with the wrong modification (like an LS swap). Hell hath no fury like a fanboy scorned.
October 10, 2011
As Seen on Craigslist – 1972 Datsun 240Z