Monday, 25 March 2013

Aussie Fairlady

Never a fan of cars on grass photoshoots - Its not a damn lawnmower!

But, we'll make an exception here i reckon!

Here is a perfect example of an Aussie 300ZX.
A 1987 Z31 Nissan 300ZX, Turbo, 2+2, T-Top/Targa, to be exact; and as fully optioned as they got.
These were on the market from 1984 to 1989, with the turbo models like this one being 1986-on. A car in this spec was very expensive in its day, at well over twice the price of a large family sedan. 

neat, original, aero wheels.

I'm not sure how I feel about the beige interior; but there's no argument about the condition. Its perfect.
Flash looking tape-deck and HVAC controls, electric aerial, digital dash... its deluxe in here! I love that gradually curving line over the horizontal 'Tach'. Having shamefully never actually owned an 80s car with a Digital dash, I'd be curious as to how responsive it actually was.
In saying that though; it could be terrible and I'd still love it..!

The 3litre V6 VG30ET. SOHC, EFI, and a single Garrett T3 Turbo. This would have produced somewhere between 150 and 170kw (200-230hp), which either way, was plenty to move <1400kg along.
While still somewhat complex in here; it still appears slightly more serviceable than the later Twin-turbo, Twin-Intercooled, VG30DETT in the Z32.

I'm not in the market; but I'd sure like to go for a cruise in it. Targa's out for-sure.. :P

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