Love of Z Cars
I have been in love with the Z car since the first time I saw a 1970 240Z in the early 1970s. It would be a few years before I could afford my first one, but after that I was hooked. It was a 1973 240Z in burnt orange. After the purchase, I found out that they were prone to have rust problems, and this one was a total rust bucket. I learned a lot about what to look for in my next purchase of the Z icon.
I have owned more than 80 Zs over the years, including 240Zs, 280Zs, 280ZXs and 300ZXs. My collection obsession included daily drivers, limited edition models, parts cars and race cars. My shop is full of parts and cars — spanning all generations of the most popular sports car ever sold.
My favorite Z was a 1973 240Z that went through many transformations over the years before becoming an all out race car. It started as a brown daily driver with rare Minilite wheels. It was sitting on a used car lot and reminded me of the famous Z racer (my idol) Jim Fizgerald’s own street car. I autocrossed it for a few years, then got the bug to get more involved in racing it. So I did a total restoration with an engine rebuild, suspension upgrades and bright fire engine red color scheme. I raced it in sport timed runs with the Historic Sportscar Racing group (HSR) for a number of years and won the championship in 1992.
These days, I dismantle and restore Zs with my concentration on the first generation 300ZX models (Z31). I have a 1988 300ZX Turbo SS Shiro Limited Edition (1 of 1002 built) and three 1984 300ZX Turbo 50th Anniversary Limited Editions. One has only 70,000 miles on it. My driveway, garage and shop are always filled with Z cars. My basement has one of the largest collections of Z memorabilia that I know of. So I am offering parts, cars, and memorabilia for sale through this site for all who have caught the Z bug like I have.
Long Live The Z!