I don't know much about cars. I have never been the kid that spends all his allowance on car magazines. Or the guy that buys a bucket seat and welds together a frame with a steering wheel to play Forza 3 in front of a 52 inch screen. I know very little about the mechanical side of cars. But always had a passion for 70's cars.
I always thought when I had enough money I'd buy a 71 Fastback Mustang. Then one day while walking to the station on the way to work, I saw a car I had never seen before. It was very poorly maintained, was pretty rusty, and I'm sure many people would think of it as a bomb. But it had this amazing fast back and the coolest rear lights I think I had ever seen. Underneath the flakey paint and dull and worn trimming, I could see a sleek and sexy car. On the back it read, "Datsun".
Over the next few days I spent my spare time learning as much as I can about this car. I went through the process I'm sure every early Z owner goes through and that is, 2 seater or 4 seater?
Then I stumbled across this website, which has already been extremely helpful for me.
The nail in the coffin came when I came across two cars. I'm sure many of you are familiar with these ones:
Miguel Soria's 260z
Yuta's Zombie 240z
Those links probably scared away all of the classic restore to the original state kind of guys. Both are incredibly (illegal in Australia) low, wide and aggressive. My goal is to have a car with the sort of stance of one of these, sparing no expense. I will gladly pay less on the body of the car in order to pay for whatever modifications are needed to get this look. Like Yuta's 240z, it looks like he's spent more money on the wheels and tires than rest of entire the car.
I'm keeping my eye's open on carsales.com.au and ebay, and am willing to wait a bit for the right price to come along.
Any opinions on the following cars would be very helpful!
If you got this far, many thanks! and I'll see you on the forums!