Saturday, March 19, 2005

Datsun 280ZX Fairlady

Datsun 280ZX Fairlady

My favourite car of all time - the Datsun 280ZX, known in Hong Kong as the Fairlady.

Bought this car used with my first pay cheque after entering the private sector. It had four different tires, and almost killed me
when I spun out going around a corner on my way home from the dealer in the New Territories. After putting Michelins on it, performance was fantastic.

The engine was the famous "Iron Maiden" straight six, with a manual 5 speed. The only problem I ever had with it was the low ground clearance - going over speed bumps was likely to remove critical parts from the underbody...

Picture was taken in 1987.

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