Over the decades, the Japanese auto industry has brought the world some truly game-changing cars. The Honda/Acura NSX and Lexus LS400 arrived at the dawn of the 1990s and proved themselves to be legitimate alternatives to the European benchmarks in their respective segments. And the Toyota Prius, in addition to popularizing hybrid drive, has become a sort of movement unto itself. But long before any of these milestone machines there was, of course, the Nissan/Datsun Z.
Dave Scholz didn’t take the conventional route when rehabbing his Datsun 240Z; much like Magnus Walker and his Porsche 911s, he put his own spin on this Japanese sports car by giving it a distinct weekend racer/hot rod vibe. But if you ask us, the aesthetics – fantastic though they may be – take a back seat to the sound of the embiggened-to-3.0L straight-six under that long hood. In hindsight, we probably should have tagged this post “NSFW,” because the music coming out of those two long tailpipes is 100% Grade-A ear porn.