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I have a 1981 Fairlady Z and cant find much info about them.....
value, est # of them in the U.S. and any other info about them.
Its a cool car....white w/ tan interior, auto......loaded. Any help would
be appreciated.......email me if you can........dg
 

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All Zs are Fairladys.
They just call them 240, 260, 280, 300 and the 2003 concept cars.
It's just an emblem more or less.

The US stopped using the Fairlady name as other countries stayed with it.
It's not a horse of a different color just a name.
Some guy liked the movie and figured it would be a nice name for his new line of cars.
For some reason he felt the USA wanted a number rather than a name.
As for what the value of your car post a photo and tell us about it.
Many people here are great at appraisals.


Madeline & Kristine
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Correction Madeline&Kristine:
I have a 1971 Fairlady Z and it is very different from a 240. Complete drivetrain is different (2 Liter instead of 2.4, smaller carbs, 5speed (factory), flange driveshaft on both ends, 3.9 R180 rear) and they all are right hand drive with the controls on the steering column reversed as well. Fender mounted mirrors, no side markers in the rear, no bumper overriders and so on.
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According to author David Halberstam, “Katayama constantly clashed with superiors in Tokyo. When the executives insisted that the car that was to become the 240-Z be named ‘Fairlady’ [after the rare 1960 4-seat SPL212; the first open-air roadster imported by Nissan under the Datsun logo], Katayama and his colleagues just pried the nameplates off the first cars and replaced them with 240-Z badges.

True we have left drive and right drive and many non American cars were right hand drive and it's also true Mr Katayama called all other non US Canada cars Fairlady. Also know there were some Euro left hand Fairladys.

Same Slip different day.


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