The definitive history of the ZX generations of the famous Z-car. From concept to the end of production, this volume covers all versions of the Datsun 280ZX and Nissan 300ZX. ZX models enjoyed much commercial success and are highly-regarded by enthusiasts around the world.
The 240Z was a landmark in automotive history. By the time the first generation Z-cars came to an end in 1978, everyone around the world knew the name Datsun.
Here is the full story of the ZX series from the 280ZX - introduced as the second generation Z-car in 1978 - through to the 300ZX of 1999.
The 240Z and 260Z were pure sports cars, but the 280ZX represented the evolution of the Z-car into a Grand Tourer. This evolution continued through two generations of 300ZX and the Z became a true supercar with state-of-the-art engineering features.
This book contains a great deal of new information for enthusiasts in the West, as Japanese models have been covered in detail for the first time. Photographs and other illustrations have been sourced almost exclusively from the factory and therefore illustrate the cars in original detail.
Datsun Z, also by Brian Long and Veloce, is a complementary book.
About the author
Brian Long is a professional automotive historian with many books to his credit. Brian’s research is always diligently thorough, but for this history his Japanese wife, Miho, and strong Japanese connections, have ensured that much new information – from official sources – is included.