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Hasegawa: Datsun Fairlady 240Z Rally
staff_Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 04:19 AM UTC


Bret does an inbox review of this recent release from Hasegawa, the Datsun Fairlady 240Z, a 1971 Safari Rally Winner.

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WickHumble
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 02:51 PM UTC
Amazing factoid: Despite Datsun putting very nice alloy rims on the rally team (real magnesium), it took eight years selling (1970 to '78) For mighty Nissan to equip Z-Cars with a factory 'mag' or rally type wheel, leaving dealers free to fit all kinds of gawdawful slot mags an "Dukes" style rims for an extra profit! What do you do with your old Corvair/Falcon 4-lug pattern rims? Put them on the poor Z-Car. Some people even though the Appliance alloys were stock! A problem once at concours judging!
Wick Humble, author of How to Restore Your Datsun Z-Car, in print 27 years, and soon to be republished in a revised edition!
Clunbb9
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 06:24 PM UTC
That's interesting.

Overseas, the Wantanbes were probably the most popular for the car.
People tend to get rid of the OEM Fairlady wheels.