Retro cars are tricky to get right. VW got it mainly right with the Beetle, while the BMW version of the Mini is now more of a Maxi. Morgan is, in reality, a new car with old lines. But let’s not mention the PT-Cruiser of yesteryear.
When Nissan beat Porsche’s best time at Nurburgring in 2008, the world tilted on its axis. At least if you were German, and made or owned sports cars. It was as if Japan beat the Springboks at the World Cup. Wait! What?
Before Datsun became the company it is today it was best known for building some of the world’s most iconic sports cars. The 240Z is possibly one of its most endearing designs and was built and sold between 1969 and 1978. To this day it is still one of the top-selling sports cars in the world, so when we heard that internet celebrity and car lover The Sketch Monkey has designed a modern version of the 240Z we were intrigued, to say the least.