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Tag Archives: Nissan
During the 1970’s, this car easily set the record for the best-selling sports car of all time with more than 540,000 built. In 2004, it was even ranked as #2 on the list for best sports cars of the 1970’s. What is it you ask? It is the Datsun 240Z. The Datsun 240Z had many obstacles standing in its way to getting designed and built. In the late 1950’s, Yutaka Katayama was hired by the Nissan company to help market their cars. He was the first person to convince Nissan that adding a racing program would be a good way to build the Nissan name, and he was right. This didn’t sit well with his bosses because he went around them to their bosses to pitch the idea, so they decided to give him a job in North America – Datsun Marketing Manager For North America. You see, the market for Japanese cars in America was slim because most people didn’t want to buy Japanese-made cars after World War II, so even though the name Datsun was put on all Nissan cars sold in North America, it was figured that Mr. Katayama would stay out of the lime-light with this challenging position. His bosses couldn’t have been more wrong.
Datsun Differences to Know and Recognize
The Datsun 240Z is regularly included on the lists of highly collectible cars. New collectors turn to the Datsun 240Z because the cars bring back great memories, are easy to work on, and are affordable – despite the collectibility. When you begin shopping for your first Datsun 240Z, there are a few things to look for so you do not end up with a lemon that requires more money and time to restore than the car is worth.
Welcome to the World 240Z
Why You Should Know Mr. K
If you are familiar with the “Z-cars” like the Datsun 260Z that defined the Japanese sports car evolution, then you are familiar with Mr. K, also known as Yutaka Katayama. This man is responsible for designing Japanese sports cars and delivering them to a hungry American audience. Without Mr. K, the world of automobiles would be very different.
Nissan and the Sad Little Cars
What to Name Your Car
It is true that cars come with names. Corvette, Miata, Mustang, ES300, Prius, i3, to name a few. But, when you really get to know your car, there is nothing wrong with giving your car its very own name. You know your car better than anyone else, from its check-engine light that never turns off (even after repairs), to the perfect level to lower the windows when driving on the highway, to its favorite type of gas. If you have been wanting to name your car, but you have not had the right inspiration, here are a few ideas:
The Datsun is a car model which existed years before it gained popularity here in the United States. Originating in 1931 under the DAT Motorcar Co., this nameplate was spelled differently and was largely popular in Japan. It wasn’t until after World War II that the car made its debut in the States. Although it would become known as an economy car , yet a classy one, the logo for the Datsun was based on the Japanese flag, which features a red circle in the middle of a white flag.
We all hear a lot of talk about “going green,” and whether you believe that there is such a thing as global warming due to mankind’s activities or not, we are all clearly impacted by pollution. If you have ever had the occasion to try to see through the haze of smog that engulfs many of our cities, you don’t have to read any reports or studies because you can see it with your own eyes.