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Is this the bumper that the 240z was emulating?

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    The one up top is a front bumper could be found on a BMW 68-73 E3 BAVARIA 2500 2800 3.0 3.3  

    The one behind it is a '73 240z.

    Thematically they seem to be on the same page, surprisingly the steel is the same gauge but I would be surprised if they were made of identical steel.

    The BMW bumper is much more stout and the better quality is evident, I guess the late 60's early 70's Japanese production philospophy of "How cheap can we make it and how much can we make?" was in play.

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    Yes I have seen the pictures. BMW bumper guards had rubber back into the early 60's.

    I guess the question for me now is who was being more derivative, BMW or Datsun?

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