The Kassabians are a family of serious Mercedes-Benz collectors, so it’s rather peculiar then that their son Gerard, a successful lawyer and devoted son, in a spark of rebellion fell in love with a 1971 Datsun 240Z Series I.
Below is a Quick Take with him and his machine.
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Q: What's your name? A: Jiro when driving the 240Z (Japanese nickname for second son of family)
Q: What's your car's name? A: Sabro (Japanese nickname for third son of family)
Q: Where is the car from? A: Japan
Q: Say something in Japanese: A: ダットサン
Q: BBQ or afternoon tea? A: Yakitori
Q: Is your car more sexy or more clever? A: Clever, because as all my friends know I am a German car guy, and somehow this Datsun made me fall in love with it! Sexy too—who doesn’t love its luscious Jaguar E-Type inspired curves?
Q: The look that best matches your car? A: Speed Racer hidden under a Smoking Jacket. People often underestimate this car.
Q: Best suited for get-a-way or pursuit? A: This car is too noticeable for a get-away, but is perfect for a pursuit since it is adamant on catching up with cars twice its speed. While in pursuit, the mean look of the 240Z will intimidate those looking in their rear-view mirror!
Q: The drive that best matches your car? A:Targa California, because this car can handle any driving condition.
Q: Is this a short-term fling or a long-term engagement? A: Long-term. The Datsun 240Z really grows on a person.