Building street cred with such vehicles as the Honda
S800 and Toyota 2000GT, Japan was starting to emerge as
a legitimate sports car maker. The challenge for the Japanese was to break into the lucrative
US market - and with the competition quickly becoming
dated (such vehicles as the Austin Healey 3000, Triumph
TR and E-Type Jaguar) the time was ripe.
Enter the 240Z - a car that was to become the best selling
sports car of the 70's.