2019 is a very special year for the Nissan Fairlady Z. The iconic sports car turns 50 this year, a huge milestone for the iconic sports car that changed the very notion of what a sports car could be. Along the way, it also changed the idea of what a Nissan — or a Japanese car in general — could be. We may like other marques and other cars, but none of us would be here if it weren’t for the S30. Happy S30 Day from JNC!
Owned mine for 45 years. 1972 Fairlady Z Type S
Happy S30 Day! Now, if only Nissan would give us a “real” Z35 on or by October 22, the 50th Anniversary of its release! C’mon Nissan, at least follow Mazda’s lead and give us something that includes more than just a paint and sticker package (on an 11 year old car) to celebrate its GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY!!
The reality of anniversary editions are they typically sticker and badge jobs that tend to forgotten as time goes on. 50th Anniversary Thunderbird? Mustang? Even the Anniversary Corolla? Huh? There was one?
Sure, it’s a milestone, but if you think they’d equip it differently, well…