Father & Son Datsun 240Zs: 1970 & 1973
Owner: Ollie Streek
Location: Kent, England
Year, Make, and Model: 1970 and 1973 Datsun 240Zs
Photography: Ollie Streek
Ollie Streek and his father have been automotive aficionados for as long as Ollie can remember. His father has amassed a wonderful collection of Ferraris and Aston Martins (more on those in the future) but what caught our attention was his decision to enjoy the same chassis as his son does, the Datsun 240Z.
From the outside, Ollie’s patinaed 1973 Datsun 240Z is what many youths have come to love about the classic Japanese package. Even with its iconic design, there are still ways to evoke its menacing nature. Fatter tires, bolt-on fender flares, and lowered ride-height allow the car to call upon its racing pedigree.
The cherry-looking 1970 240Z belongs to Ollie’s father, who chose to bring back the glory the car once had when sitting on a showroom floor many years ago. It took him many years to locate such a well-sorted specimen, and we consider his patience to have been well-rewarded.
Ollie enjoys spirited drives in his enhanced 240Z along his favorite road in Rye, England, an area that, on clear, sunny days, offers uninterrupted roads for appropriate exhaust-note exercises. He also enjoys taking his bare-bones racer on sprints to his favorite pub (for a small pint, he assures us), whereas his father proudly displays his 240Z alongside his Astons and Ferraris. This certainly makes the perfect backdrop for the families holiday greeting cards—at least in our eyes.
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