The S130 Fairlady Z is by no means an ugly car. In fact it was once considered the must-have car of its time. Yet nowadays it gets little to no love from the Z-car crowd, whose legion of newcomers much prefer the lighter, purer, and more O.G. S30 chassis. But just look at this photo from a Japanese S130 catalog! It’s got everything — a cool car, amazing lighting, a hot chick in a racing suit, and a damn puma.
This is the actual cover, whose emphasis is clearly on the Z’s all-new feature not seen on the S30 — a T-top!
Some came with a striking two-tone color scheme, resembling an expensive, 1980s hi-fi stereo system and highlighted futuristic styling. We dont’ know what this paint job is called, but if the AE86’s two-tone is called “panda,” this should be called “Bluestreak.” UPDATE: The old school name for this scheme is called “Manhattan Color.”
Japanese photography and graphic design was (and still is) top-notch, but the beauty of these shots is further enhanced by the fact that none of them were retouched by Photoshop.
This might have something to do with it — even it is own brochure, Nissan equipped its flagship GT with an automatic transmission.
Nevertheless, that does seem like quite a sumptuous perch from which to experience the wind blowing through your hair.