Worlds collide, 240Z
I love the way people are letting go of the cliché of car culture. Japanese hero meets English classic. Wire wheels on a Datsun isn’t something that you could articulate, you need to see it. But it makes sense. The aesthetic relates to where most of us think the 240 really came from, the E Type Jag.
But it seems the inspiration for the Z was more Italian that British. Mr. Yoshihiko Matsuo was the man behind the car. But Fiat, Ferrari and Lamborghini where behind the inspiration. You can see the lines in his 1965 sketch below.
Matsuo created a classic that has more than stood the test of time. And car culture today has taken it to the next level.