Classic JDM: Nissan Fairlady Z

Classic JDM: Nissan Fairlady Z – Jacob Joseph: CARBUZZ

 The Fairlady Z, or more commonly known as the Z Car, was an absolute hit in the US and remains a fan favorite till this day.

We’ve covered a lot of
classic European and American cars in previous series, and the pieces on
tuner cars covered a lot of Japanese sports cars from the Nineties, but
we haven’t delved too deep into the world of classic Japanese cars, so
here we intend to do just that. Some of these cars were exported to
other markets, including the Nissan
Fairlady Z which we’re discussing here, but for the sake of
consistency, we’re using only the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) names. – See more at: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2013/5/26/Classic-JDM-Nissan-Fairlady-Z-7714492/#sthash.MJZ78eaW.dpufThe Fairlady Z, or more commonly known as the Z Car, was an absolute hit in the US and remains a fan favorite till this day.

We’ve
covered a lot of classic European and American cars in previous series,
and the pieces on tuner cars covered a lot of Japanese sports cars from
the Nineties, but we haven’t delved too deep into the world of classic
Japanese cars, so here we intend to do just that. Some of these cars
were exported to other markets, including the Nissan
Fairlady Z which we’re discussing here, but for the sake of
consistency, we’re using only the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) names.

Classic JDM: Nissan Fairlady Z

The
Fairlady Z has been sold under seven different names (240Z, 260Z, 280Z,
280ZX, 300Z, 350Z, 370Z) in export markets, but since its debut in 1969,
it has always been the Fairlady Z in Japan. In total, more than 2
million units have been sold all over the world. The Fairlady name
actually predates the Z-car by several years. These were originally
small roadsters produced by Nissan first in 1959, and which it would
begin exporting in 1960. Like the later Z-cars, the original Fairlady
cars were renamed for their engine displacements for the export market,
since Fairlady really is a pretty absurd name for a sports car from an
English speaker’s perspective.

For more of this story…
http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2013/5/26/Classic-JDM-Nissan-Fairlady-Z-7714492/

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