Category Archives: 300ZX – Z32

the whole Z story… so far

found this timeline in a story about the 40th anniversary 370Z coming out in 2010…

Z car milestones

Oct. 22, 1969: The Datsun 240Z (Nissan Fairlady Z in Japan) goes on sale in the United States.

1974: The inline six-cylinder engine grows to 2.6 liters and the name changes to 260Z. A 2+2 model is added.

1975: The engine grows to 2.8 liters and the name changes to 280Z.

1979: Second-generation 280ZX is introduced.

1981: 280ZX Turbo joins the lineup.

1984: Nissan launches third-generation 300ZX with 3.0-liter V6.

1990: Fourth-generation 300ZX arrives, with 222 hp. 300ZX Turbo follows with 300 hp.

1996: Nissan drops Z car from U.S. market.

1999: Nissan shows a 240Z concept at the Detroit auto show. But it is rejected for production.

2001: Nissan shows a reworked Z Concept at the Detroit auto show. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the car will go into production.

2003: Fifth-generationĀ 350Z goes on sale with 3.5-liter V6.

2008: Sixth-generation 370Z unveiled at Los Angeles auto show.

2009: A convertible version of the 370Z goes on sale.

you really got me

i’m fascinated by classic commercials. even more so when i really like the product. great music is the cherry on top. so this commercial ranks up there as one of my top 25 favorites of all time. i had been carrying it around in my pocket on my flash disk and i just discovered it again. “post it,” i thought. so here it is. watch closely at the end, and you get a glimpse of (the actor who played) Mr. Katayama! Also, this story loosely parallel’s events when cinda and i were first dating…. šŸ˜Ž
watch a tiny video of “you really got me” commercial