Here is today’s quiz for the kids. Imagine you’ve got $2k to spend on a car that you need to drive twice a week to get somewhere. Don’t need to impress the inlaws or deliver Uber-eats, this is just an occasional driver, but you want something other than a clapped out Civic/Camry you could get […]
The Z32 generation Nissan 300ZX was such a dramatic styling improvement above and beyond the previous generation that it almost looks like it came from a different manufacturer. I think the 300ZX is due some love from the collector market in the next few years, because the egg shaped Z was so much cleaner that […]
The Z32 generation Nissan 300ZX was such a dramatic styling step above the previous generation that it almost looks like it came from a different manufacturer. Count me in as a fanboi, because the egg shaped Z was so much cleaner that the previous generation and better looking than the 350Z that replaced it a […]
I’m feeling in a Z-car mood today, partially because I just discovered that you can’t buy a new Z from Nissan for the 2021 model year as they’ve discontinued the Z34 generation 370Z and will replace it for the 2022 model year with something called simply the Z. Power will come from a twin-turbo version […]
The Z32 generation Nissan 300ZX is a good looking car in any color, but I think Sapphire Blue is one of the better shades to get. It compliments the Isao Sono and Toshio Yamashita design well — better than the popular silver/gray or the bold red and whites you’ll see around. This next example appears […]
The 300ZX was a 2 door sports car from Nissan during the great Japanese sports car boom of the 1990s and featured a host of technology in a Isao Sono & Toshio Yamashita designed body. Power came from a V6, which was available with a tire melting twin turbo setup, but today this Z has been given an injection of freedom in the form of a 5.3 liter GM V8, which is described by the seller as an LSX, but it is probably an LM7 from a 2000-2007 Chevy Suburban. This guy is ready for the 4th of July, are you? Find this 1990 Nissan 300ZX LSx V8 offered for $7000 in Groton, MA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car put me into a spin for a few minutes. I’m certain I’ve seen a convertible 300ZX from the Z32 generation before, but I didn’t recognize the roll hoop — it almost looks like a Bauer Targa conversion or something similarly custom. But maybe that makes sense because the convertible version did not come from a Japanese factory and instead was an American Specialty Cars (ASC) conversion done in the States at the request of US dealers. Find this 1996 Nissan 300ZX Convertible offered for $6,800 in Fremont, CA via craigslist.
The Z32 generation Nissan 300ZX was available as a 2+2 (the small +2 seats in the back are for children and legless only), a slicktop/hardtop non-turbo version, and a twin turbo T-top version that you see here. T-tops might be the automotive equivalent of the wife beater t-shirt, but they offer an open-air experience similar […]
The 300ZX was a 2 door sports car from Nissan during the great Japanese sports car boom of the 1990s and featured a host of technology in a Isao Sono & Toshio Yamashita designed body. In recent years the 300ZX’s competitors (Supra, NSX, 993 etc) have gone through their depreciation curves and the good original […]
Okay, let’s say your name is Jeff and you are a huge fan of 5-speed cars from the late 80s/early 90s…oh yeah and they need to be red. Your budget is something less than four grand. What do you buy? Do you get a 1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, or a 1986 Jeep CJ7 258ci? […]