I had snapped only a few frames of this classic Datsun 260Z during rush hour when the owner returned. After a minute or so of conversation, the owner jumped in with his FedEx package, fired it up, and took off heading south on Wells St. under the L tracks. Despite the not-stock-for-’74-looking front bumper, 1974 was the only model year the 260Z was offered in the U.S. before being supplanted by the 280Z.
The original, 2-seat “Fairlady” Z is one really timeless, beautiful, iconic, Japanese sports coupe. I didn’t even mind that this one was the less-attractive, stretched-wheelbase 2+2, as it was an outstanding specimen that looked and sounded mighty fine. I’ve professed my love for the C3 Chevrolet Corvette in an earlier post, but given the choice between a similar-condition ’74 ‘Vette or a ’74 260Z (even a 2+2), I’d be in a serious conundrum.
Unintentional QOTD? You decide.
Downtown, The Loop, Chicago, Illinois.
Friday, August 24, 2012.