I still think about my 1985 Nissan 300ZX. It was the second car I ever owned, and I’d love to be able to take it for a spin today. When Nissan launched the car for the 1984 model year, they took to your television with spots like the one above.
A Redditor found this commercial on YouTube, and it’s clearly worth sharing further. The lines are hilarious, but perfectly fitting in the period in which this would’ve been viewed fresh.
Watching this makes me want to find a way to go from zero-to-awesome. Also, I had no clue these were offered with adjustable suspension. My ’85 Z31 was a non-turbo model with the analog gauges. I still loved it.
For years, the fastest I’d ever driven in a car was coming home from college while driving that Z. It was nighttime and I was a foolish young idiot who got egged into a highway race. The non-turbo car ran out of steam at 130 miles per hour. I believe the turbo cars had a limiter at that same speed. Regardless, the Z was stable as could be in that moment but it was too fast and I left off the throttle. Idiotically happy to drive that fast, happier still to no longer be there.
I miss that car.
[Source: YouTube via Reddit]