We opened up a can of worms last month when we questioned the conventionally held belief that Albrecht Goertz designed, among others, the Toyota 2000GT and Datsun 240Z. If you want to see yet another misinformed article about this piece, or are simply looking for an excuse to bash your head against your desk, by all means read on.
This quote comes from Kit Car Magazine, which has some otherwise very nice things to say about Datsun and the 240Z:
Katayama’s chief of design was Yoshihiko Matsuo. Knowing that Katayama wanted a sports car designed for the American market, he turned to Dr. Albrecht Goertz, the world-famous, German-born automotive freelance designer. Goertz, who had been doing work for Nissan since 1965, had a solid reputation for designing cutting-edge sports cars that were innovative and beautiful. He was responsible for cars such as the ’55 BMW 503 and the 507, the 911 Porsche, and the Toyota 2000GT. With the design parameters in place and Goertz at the drawing board, something great was about to happen.
It’s like how everyone thinks Hall & Oates sang the pop ballad “Baby Come Back” when it was actually Player. And now that there’s a million websites citing H&O as the artist, it confuses people, especially writers that use “teh Google” for their research. We don’t want to keep dumping on the guy like he’s Chris Bangle or something, so please, internets, get it right!