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All Z owners of all Z models share a passion

What’s your Z Story? Send an email with pictures attached with your name and Z story to Submissions@ZClubOfAmerica.com

3rd Time’s A Charm

3rd Time’s A Charm

Grace Buchanan’s Z story:  After grad school & landing my first teaching job, I purchased a silver 1981 automatic Datsun 280zx Turbo. I absolutely loved that car and was so proud when my daddy popped the hood the first time and was amazed at the engine...

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33 Year Love Affair

33 Year Love Affair

Stan Gershon's Z story: I just joined the Z Club of America.  I live in a suburb north of  Atlanta GA. I have a 1990 300ZX 2+2 that I ordered new in November of 1989. It currently has over 186,000 miles on the odometer.  Other than the parking lights,...

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Not $1 over MSRP!

Not $1 over MSRP!

Stephen’s Z story: I purchased my 2023 Z in April. Made a few mods: Z1 exhaust upgrade, AMS Performance cold air intakes, Z1 wheel fitment kit, upgraded to aluminum Z1 oil pan, replaced under shroud with Z1 aluminum shroud. Next up, a tighter suspension system! Clear...

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The Clubs Fit

The Clubs Fit

Mike's Z story: Wanted one for years but never pulled the string. We moved from Atlanta 31/2 years ago, glad we did. I started my search about 18 months ago from Dallas to Tulsa and around Arkansas. Finally found what I wanted; 2020 Sport Touring automatic Pearl...

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A Green Flag

A Green Flag

Shamime’s Z Story:  My mom has been trying to give away this car for years to someone who appreciates cars. We decided months ago that it would go to the guy I am dating. Regardless of if we date forever we will always find ourselves good friends. To me...

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Blast From My Past

Blast From My Past

Blake Hudson's Z Story: After returning home from the Marine Corps, I saved for and bought my first car: a 1971 240z. I had a blast driving my 240 and working on it. Sadly, I wrecked that beauty. 40 years later, I decided to buy myself a “replacement” for my 61st...

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One Z At A Time

One Z At A Time

Megan M’s Z Story: Oh, a good story on how it came into my life? Of course! I would be flattered!  Uh kinda - She is my divorce present to myself 🤣. Traded the husband for a '93 Fairlady Z lol. The 85 Z31 was my first car, "Nismo love" runs in the...

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Do Not Allow Convertibles

Do Not Allow Convertibles

Dave Lane's Z Story: As a new member of the Z Club of America, I am happy to share a photo of my 2008 350Z Roadster will almost 90,000 miles.  I purchased this car five years ago as I was looking for a convertible sports car with a naturally aspirated V6 engine,...

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Red, White, & Turbo’d

Red, White, & Turbo’d

Chuck Smith’s Z Story: As for how I got the red z, I actually bought a different one first about a year and a half ago. It was a white 1986, just the shell with no trans or motor.  I bought a turbo motor from someone else, tore it apart and resealed everything...

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Hero and Hiro

Hero and Hiro

Alejandro Pineda’s Z Story: Well, it’s a long story. I've known Him since I was a kid. It was my Uncles and it sat since 95? He's been sitting waiting for years. My Uncle finally said "I'm too old. here. for you.”, since I'm the only car guy in my immediate family. I...

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Shot. Burnt. Built.

Shot. Burnt. Built.

Ronald Gilbert’s Z Story: Bought this 240z from a small car lot. I was stationed at Nellis AFB, NV and needed cheap transportation after going thru a rough family situation. On December 7th, 1989 the Z was stolen from my house in Las Vegas and was used by a gang...

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