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 |  Dec 20 2012, 9:01 AM

7. 1973 Datsun 240Z

The inclusion of the 240Z on this list is purely a selfish one. There isn’t much about the 1970 Datsun 240Z that’s particularly drool worthy. It was a small, lightweight, sports car that just looked so, so cool. What it did right was put Nissan on the map in North America, especially during a time when the American automakers were on the top of the game.

However, there really isn’t another car from Nissan that does what the 240Z did. The 370Z and GTR are plenty fast and fun, but they just don’t reward the driver. The 240Z (as well as the 260z, and 280z) were special because they created an enthusiast culture that’s genuine. It’s a little nostalgic thinking about the 240Z and seeing the connection to the current no-frills, fun to drive FR-S. I’d drive the 240Z just to remind myself of the genuine sports cars of the past generations.

  • Johnny Tightlips

    What year is this guy living in? There are more cars from the ’60s and ’70s on this list than anything else. Get with it!

  • Acha_larka

    The only intelligent list on here… all the others had stupid cars that don’t even exist.

  • J Mack

    Is it just me or are these lists sorely lacking in awesome American cars? Way to hate America, fuckers.

  • huwtm

    Why was the open top (one off because Connery was to tall for it) cooler? The coupes lines are perfect.