The Official 50-Year History of the Nissan Z - Coming June 23
NISSAN Z: 50 YEARS OF EXHILARATING PERFORMANCE
by Pete Evanow
The Official 50-Year History of the Nissan Z - Coming June 23Is the Nissan-official chronicle of the Z's history, from Datsun's planning for the new model in the late 1960's through the latest 50th anniversary 370Z.
The Datsun 240Z revolutionized the sports car industry and trounced established assumptions about Japanese automakers. With the Z, Datsun gave the world a sleek, sexy, fast product-one that forever banished the idea that Japanese manufacturers could only build economy cars. NISSAN Z tells that story, and how over the past 50 years and six generations the Z car has generated a massive, devoted following.
In addition to a complete history of the Z, this handsomely illustrated (200 images) book examines the car's significant racing history with successes in IMSA and SCCA sports car racing, including extensive racing by Paul Newman for Bob Sharp and John Morton with Brock Racing Enterprises. Special attention is devoted to the cult of Z-fans around the world who have supported Nissan's sports car through thick and thin and the early car's present-day emergence as a rapidly appreciating collector car.