The Datsun (known now as Nissan) 240Z, or Fairlady Z in Japan, is the Mustang equivalent of the Japanese market. Sleek body lines, set-back cabin and large engine are traits that you will find in any “muscle” car from the 60’s all the way to the early 70’s. As kids, we always dream of owning that one car, for me it was an early 90’s Porsche 911, but for Sung Kang his dream car as a young boy was to own a 240Z.
We all know Sung from the famous Fast & Furious franchise and he became a character that we all got to know, love and sadly mourn. Enough of the fantasy film world, as clearly Sung’s passion for cars is apparent off-screen as well! Sung originally picked up the 240Z in average condition, body work needed attention but it was still drive-able. He drove it straight to the workshop and the tear-down and build-up began!
In fact, Sung and his friends even made a short series on how the build was progressing which is well worth the watch if you are going down the same route, I definitely did as I am undergoing a similar procedure with my own project car. Sung even admits that it was meant to be a resto-mod project, retaining the original body-lines of the car, but something drew him to the bolting on over-fenders and doing a few custom pieces to the bodywork. It certainly defines a more aggressive posture to the exterior of the car.
Join Jay Leno as he interview Sung Kang and his friends about the car, their trials and tribulations along with taking out on the road for a good drive in the very stereo-typical California sunset.
Images: Rosim, Sung Kang Facebook Page
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