Last week a Nissan Fairlady Z caught fire near Lake Yamanaka in Japan. The area, located by Mt Fuji, is known for its outdoor sports, scenery, and driving roads, and it’s a frequent hot spot for Miatas, Toyota 86es, and the like. Sadly, after this recent incident, it’s home to one less Z.
According to the Shiga Fire Department, the car was a owned by a local classic and exotic car rental company. The license plate matches that of a Fairlady Z owned by Fun2Drive, which rents the car for around $500 per tour. According to their website, the car is listed as a 1975 Fairlady Z, which makes it likely that this was a 240ZG clone and not an original.
Still, it’s sad to see any classic go up in flames. In recent years we’ve seen, a Hakosuka Skyline crash and a Toyota 2000GT crushed by a tree. The fire appears to have started in the cabin rather than the engine bay, but it appears that the occupants were able to get out in time before anyone was injured. Several fire and emergency vehicles were deployed to the scene of the conflagration, but it’s unknown what caused the blaze.
Images: Shiga Fire Dept.