October: a historic month, part 1

Ah! October. What a great month – leaves are turning, there a chill in the air, the sun is starting to get lazy in the morning and grumbles, “fall is here”! Well it’s also an important month for the Datsun Z.


Back in October 22nd, 1969, Nissan released one of its most successful cars ever: the Nissan Fairlady Z, or known as the Datsun 240z here in the States. Sold as a 1970 year model, it featured a 2.4L inline-6 engine and only cost $3,526 USD; a price on par with its contemporaries at the time: the MGB-GT (love that car) and the Porsche 914. In short, it was a success for its affordability, reliability, performance and great looks. 


The 240Z helped usher in a new perspective on Japanese sports cars to the American public, and continued its success of the S30 chassis with the 260z and 280z. And as they say, “the rest is history”…or just a link below 🙂

A few cool Datsun 240z ads:


Sources:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Z-car

Image: Wikimedia

Price: https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hmn/2013/12/1970–73-Datsun-240Z/3733091.html

2 Replies to “October: a historic month, part 1”

  1. Hey man! Great blog I’ve been reading a few pages and I love how you really break down the process of owning your Z! I’m in the process of looking to buy my first S30 and this helps greatly!

    For some reason it won’t let me view your blog on any other device but my phone… when I go to a computer I get a message saying that the domain has expired! hope you get up and running soon! I would gladly donate to the site if you need it!

    Peace

    1. Hey Blackrabbit! Thanks for following along – actually, your comment helped me find out my domain name needed to be renewed.. sigh. look for that story shortly. till then, i’m off to re-create DailyDatsun. it’s about time. cheers!

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