I owned a 1978 Datsun 280z. These are the only photos I have left of it:

The wheels were painted by a PO, I once spent a full day stripping the paint and polishing them. PO also had the car repainted with the front air dam (not a fan) and nixed the rear bumper.

I bought this car in high school for about $3,000 and took lots of joy in explaining to my friends what it was. After a new fuel pump, plugs, wires, and a basic tune up, it ran quite well. I told myself I was going to keep it as long as I could. I refused to be “that guy” that would plague people later in life with the “Ya know, back when I was in high school, I drove a ...”


I had to sell it when I went to college. Now I’m totally that guy that had a Datsun back in high school.

Sigh. I miss it so much.