Cars That Stand the Test of Time

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience
Nissan (Datsun) Z Car
Introduced: 1970
In late 1969 the first Z car appeared on the American market for the 1970 model year. The Datsun 240Z (the Nissan name wouldn’t be used in the U.S. until 1981) featured a 2.4-liter engine producing 150 horsepower teamed with a 5-speed manual transmission. Considered advanced for its time, the stylish sports car had 4-wheel independent suspension, magnesium wheels, front disc brakes and a 150-horsepower engine. The name continued to be adjusted over the years as the engine displacement grew with the 280Z and 300ZX. The 300ZX ended production in 1996.

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