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The oddest Z car conversion I've ever seen- the Spartan.

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Saw this on ebay, had to share. The car is beautiful, in it's own way, I just never thought anyone would do so much modification to an S130.

I wonder how this car would be viewed at a Z car convention...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SPARTAN-II-KIT-CAR-ON-1981-NISSAN-DATSUN-280-ZX_W0QQitemZ120211957259QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item120211957259

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I have an ad for that body kit somewhere...probably in an old Kitcar magazine, and it has a 3 speed auto, the late '83 ZXs had a lock up torque converter that some called a 4speed auto. I'll find the ad...

Will

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I think they were made in California IIRC. I seem to recall seing the company's exibit at a car show many years ago. Whatever it's viewed as, I'll pass.

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Whatever it's viewed as, I'll pass.

That's a polite way of putting it.:ermm:at least it's a reliable platform for their.....ahhhh..."kit car".

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I think they were made in California IIRC. I seem to recall seing the company's exibit at a car show many years ago. Whatever it's viewed as, I'll pass.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Waste of a good Z Car. ROFLI will pass too.

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An expensive curiosity. That would be a better Ebay ad if there were a few shots included that you could see the entire car from different vantage points, instead of all partial views. I still don't have a clear image of it in my mind.

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Someone makes a kit similar to that for the S13 240SX

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can you imagine seeing that thing slide around a corner? ROFLROFL

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It was not a kit, it was a turn key car like the Zimmers and Excalibers. At one point the Excalibers were built on Camaro bodies. $80K for a Camaro!

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Hmm...bizarre...

Here's a complete photo of one in "Dallas" colours...

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Got some of the following details off an auction results site about the sale of another car:

1981 DATSUN SPARTAN CONVERSION

SOLD: 17400 CONDITION: 3

ONLY 85 MADE, ORIGINALLY SOLD FOR $66,000. TWO OWNER CAR, T TOP, ALL POWER, NISSAN ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN. OWNERS OF VEHICLES LIKE THIS ONE INCLUDE TELLY SAVALES, JOAN COLLINS AND EDDIE MURPHY

ENGINE - 6 CYL

EXT COLOR - WHITE

Wow. Buy this one and you could be like Kojak!....who loves ya baby...

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After seeing the full view picture I am suffering from sensory overload!:sick:

It's not something most of us would save our nickles for but I bet women like it.

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Actually I like the looks of the car. Regardless what the original donor was. It looks like a old classic from the '20s and the ones pictured look well done. I suppose if I had the sort of money needed to build one, and had a chassis of some sort , Z or other wise it would be a fun project. Would I cut up a good car to build one? No. But one like the pictures would be fun to drive . My 2cts Gary

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It was not a kit, it was a turn key car like the Zimmers and Excalibers. At one point the Excalibers were built on Camaro bodies. $80K for a Camaro!

In the late 70s through early 90s there were a healthy number of body kits made to look like the the early touring cars. This was made by a builder who modified an existing kit and hoped to sell 500 cars, My memory is that fewer than 40 were actually made. I haven't found the ad yet, but I know I have it.

Will

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To tell you all in quote , My 13 yr old son say's " Dad you should so do that to your Z , I would defiantly drive that around town '' it is so cool '' , end quote .

Shows you how todays youth thinks ! Lmao .

Chris

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This might not be the one you're looking for but they also made a Spartan II on the Z31 chassis.

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In the late 70s through early 90s there were a healthy number of body kits made to look like the the early touring cars. This was made by a builder who modified an existing kit and hoped to sell 500 cars, My memory is that fewer than 40 were actually made. I haven't found the ad yet, but I know I have it.

Will

And don't forget the "Ferrari Daytona" from the original "Miami Vice" series that was actually a Corvette in a fake wrapper. There were lots of "Kits" out there at one time. For one reason or another that fad has mostly faded out.

Actually a former co-worker of mine had a car that looked a lot like that, but made from a VW Bug. They also made them from Pintos, and Chevettes if I remember correctly.

It was an 80's thing... Thankfully that decade ended...ROFL

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its only a 2+2 LOL

Careful...I derided 2+2's once and got slammed by someone whose 2+2 is much nicer than any of my cars...

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