Author: John Matras, Softbound, 128 Pages, ISBN: 9780760301364, First Edition, 1996 - *Second-Hand book in excellent condition*
Tracing its roots back to 1911, Nissan is not only one of Japan's oldest carmakers, it is its most dedicated purveyor of sporting cars. The 1952 Datsun Sport was the company's first entrée to the sports car market - though its top speed of 43 mph hardly quickened the pulse in the manner thast a Jaguar XK 120 might.
But Nissan was undaunted by this inauspicious start, and while other Japanese car companies concentrated on sedans, Nissan, beginning with its 1600 Roadster and the original 240Z, launched a series of brilliant sports cars, the apex of which would be today's 300ZX.
Illustrated Datsun/Nissan Sports Car Buyer's Guide follows the evolution of Nissan's sporting ranks from the earliest days through 1996.
Included are development histories, technical specs, and purchase advice for the 1600, 2000, 510, all the Z cars from 240 to 300, 200-SX, 240SX, NX 2000, and more. More than 125 photos accompany the thorough and entertaining text, making it easy to pick out your next—or first—Nissan sports car.