Following up on our Nostalgic 2 Days coverage, I’ve been saving this little extra collection of a few of my favourite Nissan Fairlady Zs and ‘Kenmeri’ Skylines to share on here! There were so many of these particular cars at the show that I just couldn’t manage to fit them all into the first post…
I’ll let the photos do most of the talking, but here are some of the drool-worthy Zs on Glow Star wheels that Star Road had on show. I was lucky enough to visit their Tokyo-based workshop earlier last year!
Z432 anyone? If you don’t know a lot about vintage Nissans you might not know the value of these particular cars; they’re super rare, ultra desirable and very expensive in comparison to a regular Fairlady/Datsun Z car.
There was another Z432 on the RS Start stand too. Fun fact – the numbers ‘432’ stand for 4 valves per cylinder, 3 carburettors and 2 camshafts.
Okay, last orange Z, I promise. This example by Speed Forme features their own carbon fibre fenders and body kit.
Personally I’m not a huge fan of the Pandem Rocket Bunny S30 kit (I’m not saying I don’t like it, I just don’t love it) but this Z from another Saitama-based shop, Mizukami Auto, was a definite stand-out.
I remember seeing somewhere that these are actually custom-made bespoke wheels (although I can’t recall exactly where I read this – I’m sure I saw it on Facebook somewhere!)
And here’s the Japan original Pandem-kitted Z on the Number 7/Watanabe Racing stand. I love the paint on this car.
Nothing beats a classic ‘Ken & Mary’ or Kenmeri Skyline. It’s amazing just how much of the original fenders get cut out for those flares to be fitted, right?
A lot of cars there were actually for sale. I didn’t even bother doing the currency conversions – it’s so mental how much both classic Hakosukas and Kenmeris have gone up in value in the last 5 years!
That’s it for now – I hope you’ve enjoyed these posts from the Nostalgic 2 Days show, and if you can make it along next year I’d really recommend it. It truly was Nostalgic Japanese car heaven!