The Z or the Fox

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by BambiRides, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. BambiRides

    BambiRides Been here awhile

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    Wow that’s a hell of a car. I love the Coke bottles


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  2. BambiRides

    BambiRides Been here awhile

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    Yeah I hate z31s


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  3. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    The 240Z would be my choice. I miss mine dearly. However, the prices these cars command nowadays have gotten absurd. Make no mistake though, you have to plow thousands into a fox body to make it handle and stop well enough to put in a decent lap time at a track day. I would put out feelers in the local SCCA chapters/car clubs for a track prepped vehicle that's already properly sorted. For example, an A/Sedan Mustang that is still street legal would be a hoot if you can't find a deal on a Z car. If you haven't done any track days yet, get out there first in a car and do it! Even a Miata will produce plenty of mile wide grins.
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  4. BambiRides

    BambiRides Been here awhile

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  5. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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  6. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I personally wouldn't consider any of those "sports cars", with the possible exception of the capri. I also have a hard time finding love for almost any domestic passenger car from the 70s to the mid eighties. Malaise era US vehicles weren't just underpowered, the build quality was terrible. But that's just my opinion - I am starting to see more people waxing poetically about cars of that era. Maybe it is an age thing - if you were a kid in that era and have fond memories of those cars without being old enough to see the warts, maybe there is an appeal. On the flip side, having grown up in California (literally a mile from where that Maverick is), I never really think about how badly Japanese cars of that era rusted because I rarely saw it. People in other parts of the country probably have a totally different view of those cars (and likely more accurate in that sense).
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  7. slideways

    slideways permanent ex-pat

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  8. SJSharkfan

    SJSharkfan Long timer

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    That’s what I’m talking about! A nicely done Z is just damn sexy.
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