Quantcast
You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments (30)

Load Previous Comments
  • Adam Fairfax

    Report Permalink

    WOW ... what an awesome car. I have been building a RHD 1971 240Z with a very similar set-up that is in the final stages of completion, following over four years work. Like Dave, I've stuck with the original L24 motor, but with porting, boring, trick extractors and triple dual throat O.E.R racing carburetors it's good for 'only' 250HP, still a decent hike over 150hp stock. The car is due for completion in a few weeks, and now has Panasport eight spoke racing wheels, Koni Sport suspension, and Dunlop tarmac rally tyres. I hope to show you when she's ready. This clip is a real inspiration, very well done Dave!

    Attachments :
    from Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Christopher Gay

    Report Permalink

    Nice, clean work all around, Adam. Please do share when you are ready.

    from San Diego, CA, USA
  • C Helme

    Report Permalink

    Great video!Very enjoyable to watch, the guys obviously a petrolhead and loves his car :) and who wouldn't? that INL6 sounds glorious and I love the compact design of the car... There is an interesting Autocar article of September 1972, comparing this to the Alfa Romeo 2000GTV and it was a very very close call between the two. One reviewer preferred the Z, the other the GTV.

    from United Kingdom
  • Michael Squeo

    Report Permalink

    OMG - What a sound. (Is that an Alfa T-shirt you're wearing?) - Eddie Relvas is right about the sound coming out of a good six. Nothing better and makes my Alfa/Ansa combo sound barely ok. The Z just sings. Well done Dave!

  • Richard Goldstein

    Report Permalink

    Dave, thank you on several fronts. First for taking custody of such a landmark vehicle and showing it the TLC but also driving it. I am glad it is not a 100% stock Concours restoration with better paintwork then it had originally. Love that lump. Webber carbs, kick ass exhaust, upgraded suspension. The whole magila. Secondly, I had a 1970 in 77 at the ripe age of 16. 18 months later I drove off the road the in the wee hours of the morning of Thanksgiving after nodding off on my way home from hanging out with the crowd and watching Cheech and Chongs, Up in Smoke. (Enough said there) I hit a stone wall, a telephone pole, rolled the car back onto the road and came to a stop completely inverted. The engine was still running. Not a scratch on me. The frame of that car was totally rusted out. Not much left. You brought back a lot of memories and reminded how much better that car was then brand new 911s, Pontiac Trans Ams, Z-28s, Jags, etc. of the day. Absolutely obliterated 2002s of all vintages! Went like stink (over 120) got over 25 mpg and saved my sorry ass from extinction. I loved that car more than my first two girlfriends and now almost 40 years later the curves and lines have held up much better than theirs. Although its only real short coming was it could not substitute for a motel room . Had to lift the hatch for that and hang ones legs out and hope the hydraulic cylinder didn't fail. Ahhhh, good times. I still have the horn button and a set of keys. Thanks.

  • Veinticuatro Kilates

    Report Permalink

    Beautiful!!! in ten years I will drive my 300ZX TT with the same pride as these as timeless classics

  • Brian May

    Report Permalink

    This video came out on my 44th birthday. Prior to that day, I had previously owned five different Z's. The most recently sold was a very modified 350Z roadster. Ever since selling the roadster in July, I felt like I sold off a very essential part of my soul. A Z owner is very different from many other car enthusiasts. The Z isn't the fastest but it holds a spirit that the designer successfully carried through the design. That spirit transfers to the owner. Dave does a great job talking about his one-on-one bond with the car. All of these do a great job describing this spirit.

    Two weeks after seeing this video, my determination to finally get a clean classic Z paid off when I came across a red '77 280Z. The previous owner passed away a few weeks earlier and his estate was being settled by his daughter. I picked up the car for a really low price and brought it home to begin restoration and light modification. Dave's 240Z video and Petrolicious' website have stirred my soul again. I'm happy to be in a Z again and I won't ever be selling her. It is a pleasure to carry on the previous owner's passion. Going through the Chilton's manual found under the seat has handwritten notes and receipts in it from the previous owner. It's like he was writing messages to be read by the next owner. Perhaps he knew he would die but wanted his baby to be well cared for. Someday, my time will come too. Until then, I will make my notes in the same Chilton's manual. Maybe one day, after I am gone, another Z owner will read my notes and the spirit of the Z will capture him or her like it has with me and the other previous owner. Dave, if you read this, please consider bringing your Z to ZdayZ in May 2014. See www.ZdayZ.com for details.

  • David Bailey

    Report Permalink

    I would love one with the same specification. Sounds amazing.

  • Jim Ritz

    Report Permalink

    This Z is the inspiration for the Z I'm rebuilding! Does anyone know what size wheels and offset he is using? I really think it looks good on his car!

  • Guest (niko)

    Report Permalink

    anyone knows what the soundtrack is? :(