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Mat Big Hat

**** Avery Designed the Z?

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Amazing! He saw a Datsun 240Z in a dealer lot over a year before it came to America. By the way, I told Nissan that I didn't like the styling of the concept they developed in 1999, and sure enough, they ditched that design. LOL

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It would be great to see some sketches. IMHO the sketch on ZHome looks more like a 2 door full-size coupe than a hatchback. Headlight treatment reminds me of a 65 thunderbird with 2 headlights instead of 4.

(not my pictures. credit to image owners)

<img src=http://www.driveclassiccoupe.com/includes/images/Ford_Thunderbird/1965FordThunderbird.jpg><img src=http://zhome.com/History/Ford/Blowup2.jpg>

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dang i had a feeling somebody was gonna flag that youtube vid

in short: d1ck avery was a young designer who worked at ford in the 1960's

mr. avery claims he first penned the z concept (although it wasn't called the z at the time)

but when mr. k and other nissan execs toured the ford design studio, all the materials and sketches were removed

and the mr. avery was simply told the z concept had been shelved

a few years later he sees the first 240z car on the road and says "wow! that's the car i designed"

Edited by Mat Big Hat

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