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Jiro’s Datsun 240Z

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
October 3, 2012
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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.

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Phil Ray
Phil Ray
1 year 1 month ago

All Datsun 240Zs can be added to the growing registry on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/121977164809467/

Gerard Kassabian
Gerard Kassabian
3 years 10 months ago

Adam:

Good luck with the project. It certainly is a labor of love! I would love to see photos…

Mine has a 2.8L w/ SU carbs, racing cams, electronic ignition point, 5 speed, and Koni adjustables – it often surprises pocket rockets… 😉

Gerard

Adam Fairfax
Adam Fairfax
3 years 10 months ago

Car looks superb Gerard,

I’m just coming to the end of a complete nut and bolt restoration of a June built RHD 240Z in Australia. Can’t wait to get some completed pictures of the car on the site to compare notes. Would love to know more about your Zed.

Cheers

Adam

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