Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition arrives in Australia

Nissan 50th Anniversary - 240Z 370Z 1Not many cars have a 50 year history, especially sports cars. They tend to have a shorter lifespan. However the Nissan Z sport cars have just celebrated their 50th Anniversary as Rob Fraser found out.

Way back in the early 1970’s Datsun launched the now iconic 240Z and with it a revitalization of the affordable and simple sports car. Here was a coupe with classic and elegant lines, well balanced ride and handling rather than an outright speedster, and most importantly, affordable for a lot of people.

Fast forward to 2019 and Nissan has just launched their 50th anniversary 370 Z model. A direct descendent of the 240Z it retains a lot of the original philosophy of classic styling, balanced performance and at a touch under $56000 plus the usual costs is still very affordable for many.

Coming in a choice of coupe or roadster versions, there is little to compare it to in the market today. It is starting to show its age a little, but that also provides a heap of old school driving fun. Something sadly lacking a lot these days. The 370Z is definitely worth a drive.

About Rob Fraser 2001 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.