Who would have guessed this shape would become so very iconic back when it was first designed… Even stock it is achingly beautiful!! 😀
So, I recently purchased a 1980 Fairlady 280ZX 2+2 a few months ago for the princely sum of R8500 (~$800) and have been enjoying her on the weekends. It needs some work to look decent, with some rot on the RHS fender behind the wheel, some hail damage on the bonnet, a damaged RHS headlight bucket, some scratches on the paint, a slightly damaged interior and a cracked LHS T-Top glass section.
Can’t really complain for the price I paid for her, as she is a driving car with no mechanical faults at this stage. 🙂
My plan is to sort out the fender and headlight bucket, then sand her down and give her some fresh black paint to look slick again! Then a nice set of 15 inch rims and tyres and a slight drop to round out the looks department, maybe even put a lip spoiler on the back as well.
Then the interior needs to be sorted out and a new T-top section put in once I find one in decent condition for a decent price.
So, to tie in with my previous post of some current Datsun race cars out on track, I thought I would post some awesome photo’s of historical Datsuns doing what they did best… Going fast and winning!! 😀
(Above: 1970 Fuji Speedway, Japan, Z432R)
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I recently came across these couple of exquisitely built and highly detailed plastic model cars from a model car show in Japan. These two Fairlady Z rally cars look really incredible, and it is obvious that they were built by knowing hands…
The 1973 Monte Carlo car of Rauno Aaltonen and Jean Todt features some lovely detailing in the engine bay, with a scale L24 running triple Mikuni-Solex carbs…:-D This looks to be a 1/12th scale model,which is what I am after to try and build a replica of the car my grandparents drove in the 1971 Monte Carlo Rally…
This is something that I would like to have sitting quietly in my garage amongst a couple of other special cars… Especially seeing that it has one of the rarest motor setups for the L-series straight six… The LY28! The fact that it is turbocharged just makes it that much sweeter… Would like to know what the power figures are! 😀