Custom Datsun Z reminds us that the 1980s will never die!

Pour some sugar on me.

If this car was a person, he would be Boy George and Hardcastle-and-or-McCormick’s tabloid-plastering love child. If this car had a theme song, it would be banned for obscenity by Tipper Gore. If a TV executive witnessed this, he would have shoehorned a David Hasselhoff spinoff around it regardless of plot, storyline or additional characters. Despite its giganto wing and massive nose reserved by NASA as an emergency runway for the space shuttle Atlantis, it is not a kit, either (a fact specified with great emphasis). Because psychosis genius like this is clearly homegrown.
Looking like an IMSA racer who’s dropped too many tabs of ecstasy in the middle of “The Way That You Love Me,” this, uh, automobile is claimed by its excitable owner to be “THE WILDEST Z ON THE PLANET.” It’s definitely “wild,” sure, in the same sense that skydiving naked into the New Haven Coliseum during a Madonna concert is wild. Adding to the wildness are the scanned photos, presumably farted out by some Polaroid Series 600 sometime between Lebanon and the Tower Commission. This can only mean one thing, of course: the white stallion shown here isn’t what it looks like anymore, and the car is actually rotting in the back lot of a Vegas strip club somewhere, slowly crumbling into a molecular diffusion of rust, sand and the burden of an entire decade’s worth of bad ideas.
Kill it with fire, or dangerous levels of awesome? You decide, and battle it out in the comments.


  1. I've always wondered what the vehicular equivalent of Starship's "We Built This City" would look like. Now I know.

  2. Highest bid was 14900? For this POS? Could all those bidders who offered more than, say 2500, nuked together with that car?
    I suppose motor and wheels are worth something but all this cardboard-look bodywork is just something for a crusher…..

    1. First this abortion, now that poor Datsun. Yeah, what's next, a Toyota truck lifted 12 inches with 36" tires, a chrome rollbar and a dozen KC lights (which aren't even wired)? That was another loathsome trend during the eighties, but not nearly as tacky as what we see here. I'll bet these guys outdo themselves with something even worse.

  3. This level of awesomeness was reserved for the 80s. It cannot be allowed to escape the 80s. Our decade is simply not rated to contain this level of awesomeness. This car cannot be allowed to exist in our world of douchery and prissiness. Imagine what would happen if the ricers and bling SUVs on 22s were to come into contact with this. An explosion of tackyness unseen since the rise of clip-on-ties would ensue.
    This is a level of awesomeness meant to be wielded only by hard, stern, macho men with perms. This vehicle must be liberated by a team of operative driving a GMC Vandura and returned its rightful place in time.

  4. You know at some point the owner sat there and thought: "Do I really need more hood louvers?"
    And came to the conclusion that yes, yes he did.

  5. I think most of the comment here come from have nots and wannabes. This car is WILD and also the bid on ebay went to $32,000 and did not meet the reserve. Hmmmmmmmmm guess somebody liked it. I know I did and I say to the owner/builder keep on keeping on

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