1981 Datsun 280zx here, get your Z cars here! This 280ZX we spotted is the 2+2 version, which extends the standard 280zx look to accommodate 2 seats in the back – but who the heck needs those! Also a shame with this generation of the ZX models, is that they became much softer, heavier compared to the previous 260 and 240 models. Screw handling and driving feel, Americans demanded refinement and comfort! None-the-less, we enjoy seeing this car parked on the street and want to share it with you.
Sorry for the lapse in posts. I have been working on a Netlfix Show that is really sapping all of my free time and energy.
And check out some other Z’s we’ve spotted:
1976 Datsun 280z
1980 Datsun 280ZX – 10th Anniversary
1980 Datsun 280zx
Happy day of independence for all you Americans out there. And for you Brits, it’s happy traitors day 🙂 To celebrate the independence of our nation, here is some good ol’ fashioned American 5.0 liter mullet rocking Foxbody glory. This one is in fantastic shape and I applaud the owner for keeping care of it. Enjoy the holiday!
Trucks are often featured less than cars on this site, but they deserve their time to shine. This 1984 Nissan Single Cab Pickup is a fine example of boxy truck styling found in the 80’s and 90’s. This one has been modified tastefully and conjures up memories of Marty McFly’s Toyota Tacoma from the movie “Back to the Future” – the mild lift, chrome mags, roll bar and KC lights, etc… One thing I particularly like about this truck is the paint job, which I presume is from the factory.
Some information about the Nissan 720 PU:
The Datsun Truck is a compact pickup truck made by Nissan in Japan from 1955 through 1997. It was originally sold under the Datsun brand, but this was switched to Nissan in 1983. It was replaced in 1997 by the Frontier and Navara.
In 1980, Nissan introduced the Datsun 720 as successor to the 620. In the US, the 720 came in regular cab and “King Cab” models, with regular and long bed options with standard (GL), deluxe (DX), and “Sport Truck” (ST) trim packages, all of which had two doors. In addition, from 1984 to 1986 a covered utility body style like that of the first generation Toyota 4Runner was available as an aftermarket conversion by a company called Matrix3 called the Bushmaster. The Datsun 720 was available in both 2WD and 4WD configurations, the latter having a divorced transfer case. The long wheelbase 2WD trucks (King Cab, short bed, and regular cab, long bed) had a two-piece driveshaft with a center support bearing.
The 720 was assembled in the newly built Smyrna, Tennessee plant from the 1983.5 model year until 1986. However, Nissan of Mexico continued to build the pickup until 1991, 1992 being its last official model year. They were exported to the whole of Latin America.
The ought forgotten Audi 5000 series was a transitional period for Audi, with humdrum styling and nothing to note in the performance department. Yet this vehicle was on Car and Driver’s Ten Best list for 1984 and 1985. Over 30 years later, this Audi 5000 still holds it’s head high as it meanders through the streets of Los Angeles searching for grocery parking lots.
Some information about the Audi 5000/100 via Wikipedia:
The Audi 100 and Audi 200 are four-door, front-engine, front- or all-wheel drive full-size/executive sedans manufactured and marketed by the Audi division of the Volkswagen Group for model years 1968 through 1994 — across four generations (C1-C4), with a two-door model available in the first and second generation (C1-2) and a five-door wagon available in the third (C3) generation.
The third generation Audi 100/5000 was widely noted for its advanced aerodynamic design solutions, which included pin-located, flush side windows — and achieved a drag coefficient of 0.30.
The C2 and C3 models of the Audi 100 were marketed initially in the United States as the Audi 5000 (1984-1988) and in South Africa as the Audi 500.