Amy Slade, a Hertfordshire petrol head, has been showing that car modification is not just a man’s world. She has a long history of making cars cooler and better and has plenty of awards to prove it. The latest in the line of cars to get her attention is a 2004 Nissan 350Z Roadster.
The car is the seventh that Amy has modified and it got a big change in appearance inside and out, including its wheels, paint job and furnishings.
She painted the car a pale blue instead of the old metallic grey to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nissan’s first sports car. Amy said: “It’s actually the same paint colour as Nissan’s first true sports car, the Datsun Fairlady, that was launched fifty years ago, and I thought it would be nice to celebrate the 50th anniversary on my 350Z.”
The alloys got switched to bigger, more dramatic versions and donned tyres given to Amy by Yokohama. At the front and rear of the car, Amy improved the vehicle with parts from Japan. This included a new bonnet with new vents, scoops and side skirts.
On the inside, keeping in check with the rest of the vehicle, Amy retrimmed the interior with white and blue leather.
What’s more, she added in some state of the art mobile entertainment products from Clarion. Indeed, the global car audio company recently gave Amy sponsorship after it had witnessed the impeccable work she had done on previous vehicles.
In the Nissan 350Z there is now an audio/DVD touch-screen in the dashboard, a TV tuner, digital audio tuner that syncs to Amy’s iPhone via bluetooth and built-in navigation.
So what’s next on Amy’s car modification agenda? Well she recently won a Bilstein modified suspension system in a competition so she will be working with that next.
In the meantime, she and her Nissan 350Z can be spotted at all sorts of shows and car weekends up and down the country.
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