Car Feature>> That 240z

Let’s put all the cards on the table: this car is ridiculously stupid.
The build quality is shoddy, the care that has been given to this car
is questionable, and the ride height is by no means produced by a human
with a single ounce of rational thought. Why would you take a prized
relic such as this Nissan 240z and completely ruin it, turning it into
some pretentious piece of metal that serves no function other than
itself?

The first thing you notice about this car is the rusted hood and the
mismatched fender. Those two things completely dominate the aesthetics
of this car.

Then you immediately notice how the car has absolutely zero ground clearance. How does a car like this even get up these roads?

What we see here is a half-assed flare install job, and under that is a
set of ridiculously sized Hayashi Racing 505s with 15×11 -30 in the
rear, 15×10 -10 for the front, wrapped with some rubber bands
(225/25/15 in the rear, and 205/50/15 in the front).

Here’s a detailed shot of the install job. You can see burn marks from
the cutter and the random nuts and bolts used to attach the flare to
the body.

Given the extremely low ride height and overall ground clearance, one
would wonder how something like this can even drive up a mountain road….

You expect something of this magnitude to do nothing but exactly this: remain parked and look pretty while doing so.

The interior has been left fairly untouched with the exception of the
wooden steering wheel. Does the owner think that adding some polished
pieces of metal coupled with a wooden wheel will add character to the
dreariness of the relatively stock interior?

As you enter the car, the smell of the 1970s instantly floats up into your nostrils …

… and what is the smell of the 1970s without the smell of old cigarettes?

The owner researched thoroughly to find a set of coilovers that would
go as low as he wanted, and you know what he ended up with? He ended up
going for a set of coilovers designed for an Integra!

This will be a familiar sight to anyone that takes care of the car like this owner does….

Under the hood is a relatively stock L24. The carbs have been adapted from a VW bug.

I can assure you that these airhorns, zip-tied on, play the theme from The Godfather.

The sound of rubbing is a very prominent sound from this ridiculous front wheel fitment…

… and the ridiculous rear fitment.

After all this talk about how utterly stupid this car is, deep down I know a great deal of you absolutely love this car. It has blown up to internet celebrity status across the blogosphere, twittersphere, and everything-else-social-media-o-sphere because of its outlandish yet perfect mix of many worldwide car culture styles. It seamlessly blends the rat rod style, the japanese street drifting style, and the North American obsession with ridiculous wheel fitment coupled with an insanely slammed stance, and all that adds up to a car that has the aesthetic presence akin to that of the infamous Millenium Falcon. It may not look like much, but it’s got it where it counts. It is mean, it is hard, and it’ll do a Kessel run in twelve parsecs–no wait, scratch that last bit….

Having cars for the sake of pleasure is a very irrational train of thought. There’s absolutely no reason that we should need to own a 500 horse-power, mid-engine, red italian super car. But for some reason, just like how men feel about attractive women, we instinctively feel that we need it and crave it. Sports cars should never be something you buy and own with your brain. They should be something you buy and own with your heart–all of it. The owner of this 240z, Yuta, is only 20 years old, but his care and passion for cars is equal to that of a billionaire car collector. This “zombie” 240z may look like a piece of junk, but with the care that Yuta has given to the parts that matter, this car runs like a dream.

There are many people who will completely dislike and may even hate this car, but you know what? It could be too early to say this, but out of all the cars I’ve seen and shot this year, Yuta’s 240z is easily my favorite car of the year. I absolutely love it.

-Linhbergh Nguyen

Special November Slammed themed stories on Speedhunters

P.S. If you want some additional information about this car,
Motormavens has great write up that the owner Yuta has personally
written himself. You can check it out here.

One last thing: I’ve already uploaded a wallpaper of the lead image for you guys, so head on over to the desktop section to grab it. If there’s enough of a response for more, I will post up two additional wallpaper sized images!

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1

i love that thing!

3

I absolutely love this car! Everything about it is just so flippin' sweet! where simple+awfulness= Beauty!



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5

If anyone does not like Z cars do not comment. This car is the SH@!. My first was a 1970 240z, gas in the cockpit from the gas tank which was being eaten by rust. Great car great feature.

6

You are my hero for making the first shot a desktop. I wish I had your photography skills. Thank you!

7

Only Linhbergh could cover the 240z so well. Excellent photography work wrapped up in a great write up. I'm looking forward to the desktops.



8

thats fn fantastic. brilliant photos to go with it too.. :)

looks like a little error in the rear tire profile btw. ;)

9

This car looks ill no doubt but those camber plates welded to the body like that is the sketchiest thing I have ever seen. Pretty integral part of the car to be playing with in such a fashion. A failure in that spot is sure to end poorly.

10

best, 240, ever



hes nailed stance to a capital S

11

YUTA AKAISHI <3



you're a star now

12

Something Frankenstein would drive definetly....JDM rat rod

13

That car and the driver are backed.

14

absolute beauty.

15

FANTASTIC photos, and great write. You hit the nail right on the head. Absolutely sick car, the owner and I would get along great I think....FUNCTION BEFORE FORM! (because nobody ever won a race because of their paint job!!)

16

Thanks for the brilliant photos Linhbergh!



i love the way you wrote the article too!

17

Fantastic 240z!

18

It's rice. Pure rice. =P

19

ZOMG Finally!!! been waiting for a feature since I first saw this beast.....too awesome!

20

that. is. down. right. awesome. one of the nicest ratty 240z's ive ever seen. It's ridiculously stupid but I love it.

21

D1RGE.EXE, you're a bit off there. This car is well and truly form over function..

22

wow!!!!! simply WOWWWWW

23

this car is awesome. i hella saw this car at valley fair dodging speedbumps to save its life.

24

The photos are briliant, this 204Z looks like it came from the junkyard. If that's the thing that the owner wants then he has surely achieved it. I would fix the camber plates and make sure that nothing rubs if it were my build. IMO

25

is this car meant to look all beat up and rusty

or is it a work in progress

26

I dont get it. I like the wheels though. Pictures are nice too. Ratrods belongs to hotrod scene not for jdm. JDM knows better; execution and craftsmanship is priority.

Period.

27

can we get the third image and the last image in desktop aswell? great photos as usual!

28

Damn...sooooo good!

29

this car has got so much soul... so much character, it doesnt need anything else.

30

"The first thing you notice about this car is the rusted hood and the mismatched fender. Those two things completely dominate the aesthetics of this car."



If you didn't notice the fitment first go trade your car for a bus pass. *MM scooped ya ;)

31

The other day Rod posted the white-slammed Z.....I didn't like it much. I mean....it didn't convey any messages so to speak. Just a few bolts on slapped on the car, and a lot of ego.

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33

work in progress.



i started on this car roughly half an year ago.

34

I think this car has a bit of everything... thats why it has no haters except maybe those mustang drivers

35

Wallpaper please?

36

Does anyone know what type of bulbs he is using? They look awful bright for regular halogens...

37

its a work in progress...and i'm personally loving every bit of it so far.

38

I love 240/260z's and this is basically perfect. so much character. Love it.



Not how I would build it (mainly the lack of paint) but its damn near perfect.

39

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jpXvFsSVig



looks pretty similar to this one just smaller wheels

40

Linh, count this as a vote to have the last shot as wallpaper.

42

Rad style~! Embodies the freedom and awesomeness of personal expression through a car. BTW where did you get those seven stars?

43

i'm gonna vote for 3 and 11 or 12 for the other two desktops... awesome write up, awesomer pics, even awesomerest z

44

i'm gonna vote for 3 and 11 or 12 for the other two desktops... awesome write up, awesomer pics, even awesomerest z

45

who doesnt love this car? get out of SPEEDHUNTERS now.

46

im gonna picture that car when im having sex with my gf. so epic, pretty much the 240z version of what my s13 will be, only rattier and betterer

47

i give this car and the article +one internet standing ovation. bump!

48

i dont understand how you cant love this Z. the first time it was posted, it instantly became one of the best ive EVER seen... know i dont even want a paint job

49

This is the perfect piece of crap. Looks great, most likely runs and handles like crap but there's something to it. Awesome!!

50

LOVE IT! Yuta, can't wait to see more works in progress. Call the Doctor, this thing is sick, Swine Flu sick. Yuta, your license plate should read "H1N1" ha ha

51

agree with headbanger, third and last image are awesome. I fell in love with that Z, pure eye candy

52

Desktop plz!!!! :]

53

my bad, just saw it. awesomee!

54

My all time favorite 240z,, I mean damn it has so much character, down to the bolt selection for the fender flares. I give you mad props for bringing something unique to the table. Great job Linhbergh for the photos and write up, would love a wallpaper of the 12 pic...thanks

55

This thing ooozes style. I love every aspect and completely agree with the writeup. You have to own your car with your heart. Stunning photos! Keep it up!

56

Desktop. Thanks

58

Go Yuta! Also, it was just the for-vw velocity stacks that were adapted to the stock SU carbs

59

Amazing, I would kill to have a old 240z like this one

60

i need that first picture as a wallpaper...



linbergh kills it..

61

Damn this car is hard!

62

stunning pics dood! i hope this knocks that boring rice meet article off the top of the most cmmented list :x

63

WOW

we need another desktop,

no make that three.

Amazing

64

Awesome! Awesome to the max Yuta! (Sorry for the name-dropping, just trying to be cool by association. :)

65

freakin awesome...love it

66

WE WANT WALLPAPER! HAWT!

67

i love it.you`ll laugh ,but the first thing that came in my mind was this is a "rat ricer" .the car has personality and that stance is ...speechless.



@Linhbergh:very good article ...but we need a wallpaper of that last pic.it`s a must-have.



cheers!

68

Its a shame to have great photography and such small pictures dominated by your logo.

The car is insane!

69

Desktop of shot 11 would be awesome.

70

WHOA!



Where can I source a pair of 225/25/15 tyres? I had no idea they came in that size / profile.



A quick google search came up with nothing =(

71

Linhbergh fly up to Seattle and take pictures of my car. You are a very talented photographer.

72

I LOVE this car. MAD STYLE!!!!!! Perfect stance, great . . . feel :)

73

Wow... you really know how to sound absolutely pessimistic, don't ya Linhbergh?? Haha awesome story and I absolutely love it. Not something I would own (I'm kind of a perfectionist...) but wow that style rocks. As for the desktop... OPEN HOOD PHOTO!!! OPEN HOOD PHOTOOOO!!!

74

The pics are great, i love this car ^^

Wallpaper!!!

Thanks

75

Bloody sweet ride Yuta. Loving the mix of Drifter and Rat Rod

76

i love this car!! and if you like this car you will like these too- motorfix.jp

77

SEX. PERFECT CRAFT! SO FILTHY BUT PERFECT

78

I love all the datrat cars (L)

80

Just amazing! Thx for the pics!

82

Absolutely sick. Desktop #1 for sure.

84

oh god yes. this thing is MADNESS! please more desktops!

85

everytime i see this car i'm in total awe and yet i cringe at the same time. i absolutely love s30 z's, but hate the fact that it's ruined as far as driving is concerned. i've always felt that sports cars (especially nostalgics) should be preserved for the future generations to remember it in it's period correct glory. but sweet holy jesus, the stance and presence of this piece of art is amazing.



i would LOVE for my 240z to have that kind of intimidating factor but i can't even fathom cutting my fenders for flares... let alone slicing and dicing the suspension and shock towers to have that stance. yuta, you're amazing and a butcher at the same time. i guess you cut off the perfect slice of kobe beef on this one.

86

the thing looks like it just crawled out of the junkyard to go kill something...man I like it. And to all those guys that hate the exterior think about it, would you rather spend time cleaning your car and worrying about the exterior? or drive your car?

87

everything WM's "devil- Z" should have been. Period.

88

Yuta is getting it done! Living the dream and all that.

89

http://www.4tuning.ro/auto-6/old-school-cars-99/nissan-240z-masina-care-a-inviat-din-morti-4524.htmlLook at this link please!! I believe not many of you know romanian, but let me just tell it's a link from a shitty site in my country, which actually took this article and translated it word by word!! I don't really know the rules but I really think that's illegal and I would really like seeing them go down!!!

90

SHIT I CANT HELP IT I LOVE THE WORLD OF IMMACULATE RIDES BUT THIS THING ....THIS THING RIGHT HERE IS OFFICIAL.... IF I HAD NO JOB MY CAR WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS, MAD PROPS FOR DRIVING IT AROUND THAT LOW... SCRAPE THAT BELLY , OIL PANS ARE CHEAP , STANCE IS PRICELESS

92

yuta's car is a total junker and the day he gave me a ride to 711 it made my kidneys hurt especially after a long day of drinking, needless to say i fell in love with that monstrosity from when i first laid eyes on it. <3

93

At first i diddent like the look of this...but its REALLY growen on me! :D

94

were this flickr, I'd be faving every shot. EVERY damn shot.

95

Modern times, kids.

This is how you blend life.

96

Perfect...



Nothing else to add i guess :D

97

mmm 11/2" su carbs

98

haha, its a diamond in the rough that's for sure.

99

Wow. Thank you for all the comments guys! There's already that first leading image posted up as as a wallpaper. So head on over to the desktops section and grab it if you haven't yet! Additional wallpapers will be up later today :)

100

i love every aspect of this car. it's kinda ghetto but it's clean.... somehow he pulls it off.

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101

Man. So Many Desktop Pix Haha. I LOVE Those F'en Wheel's! =D

102

this machine is perfect--- its got that road warrior / rebel outlaw type of steez. I love it, because its so hard to pull off.

103

Yutaa Z is the PERFECT Z..with class and attitude..this might be Speedhunters most commented feature ever!!

105

most beautiful Z ever + Linhbergh = My desktop for years to come :D

106

Awesome car, Awesome story, showing what's important: to show your style. Go Yuta!!!



Pls, more wallpapers, specially the one on the foggy fields.

107

OMG. So different... So beautyful... Absolutely awesome car!

108

I NEEED more high res images of this car! Both of my desktop wallpapers at work are of this car. I am crazy in love with it. PLEASE post more wallpapers!!!!! Id like to see them all in high res. Beautiful work!!!!

109

This car looks like one that could be found in a dystopian movie.

The movie would be called "My Fairest Lady"

It will be the story of Yuta (Male, 20, -O) whom after a overnight multinational nuclear conflict (not literally overnight, that’s just what we call it) instigated by the launching of an ICBM’s by Iran to US occupied bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. The movie starts with our young Yuta emerging from the basement of a super market after the aftermath of fallout. (Being underground: Check! Sheltered from fallout: Check! Food Supply: Check!) Upon emerging he deals with the trials of a world throw in chaos. The violent nature of mankind pushed to the edge of survival and the hardships of adapting to meet the new demands of life. His personal attitude that may have drove him to be a outcast before the war becomes his best ally. In the first quarter of the movie he finds his beloved Z. After a few supply gathering missions (Mainly to gather the needed parts to rebuild the z’s carburetors from VW parts and a Godfather horn grabbed on a whim to keep moral up) into the city. In the city he encounters raiders and makes a daring escape. Back at his base of operations he repairs the car and begins his drive across country to find his family members. On the way he encounters Love, Loss, and Reunification(like any two bit movie). I would go see it….

110

I've been waiting for a feature on this car since I read Linhbergh was doing one on Klutivate's Blog. I want wallpapers of the last two photos!!!!!

111

eh whatever. this cars alright.

112

Cant stop looking at it!! SOOO GOOOD!!

114

Its about time some linked rat rods with drift cars. To me they have a a lot in common and are very simular in culture. And i loves me an old datsun.

116

That's a great write up Linh! And some damn nice pictures with some driftin angles on that cam of yours. Nice! Yeah, lots of shit talk on this car all over the forums, net, etc. But I agree with you, that Yuta has done a great job. It's just the start of it and he's got the flares and stance perfectly. Maybe some peeps should donate some money and see how this car will really end up eh?

118

You guys asked for it, so here it is. There really isn't much else that can be said about this car that already has been said throughout the interwebs. So, head over to the desktops section for a selection of these three wallpapers.

119

Yo, Lihn! Those MFuckers down at 4tuning.ro stole your story! Check it out on the link provided by Tudor. U down with that?

120

The owner is my hero. It's a Devil Z in its own right.

Would love to own that thing.

122

This 240z has SOOO much soul & character its unreal, its no longer a cold piece of engineered metal, i truly believe its alive.......

thank you for the truly amazing write up & photography

123

Where do I find fenders like that for my 240?!?!?!?!?!

124

DDAAAAAAMMMMNNNNNN...... ITS GRREEEAATT. <3

125

Damn I love this thing. That first photo really sets it off too.



If Silent Hill were a car, this would be it.

127

Had a movement like that once, it hung over the edge of the bowl, you don't flush perfection. Hemoieie, kina,'ole,pono,loa (Hawaiian).

129

Blog, forum in video, ki združuje ljubitelje hitrih avtomobilov!

130

More wallpapers!

That shot of it parked on the side of the road with the low clouds just hanging behind it... stunning!

131

Those carbs are not from a bug.. they are SU's they never came on a bug... I dig the 72-73 intake manifold with the smog stuff plugged up, reminds me of my engine... except my lump says l28 on it, and has an e31 head... :-) 250hp is fun in this car.

132

Rat Rod JDM the best of both and you did a beatiful job

133

Nicely written and gorgeous pictures Linhbergh! True soul and passion lives in that car.

134

The snaps are right on, it gives this car life! To be completely honest, I wouldn't give this car a second look in person though...

135

wow nice...if only i could find one locally without a lot of rust...this car is sexy!

136

Please!! can I have all the pics in super widescreen reZ??

137

Tudorr, you are right, those shitheads from 4tuning stole this article and claimed as their own!



http://www.4tuning.ro/auto-6/old-school-cars-99/nissan-240z-masina-care-a-inviat-din-morti-4524.html



PLEASE THE PEOPLE FROM CAR FEATURE dot COM, TAKE LEGAL ACTIONS!

138

Not vw carbs you moron

139

That looks like a beast to me. Wow, very good job.

140

What're sleeper!

141

You have good taste in style, this car looks great..................

Love it...

142

100% King. this car is rockin!

143

Just outstanding!

144

That first photo is fantastics. Makes the car look like a thing of beauty and a predator.

145

Great article and great photos; where's the 'like' button?



RINHBRGR FTW!

146

that z is un godly amazing !!

147

I have to admit that my eyes tend to glass over whenever I see an ultra clean car. The car may be done

148

I have to admit that my eyes tend to glass over whenever I see an ultra clean car. The car may be done

149

Just wanted to share this awesome JZX100 Mark II shot by Mr. Yuta Akaishi (owner of that 240Z that set the internet on fire) during his trip to Japan. The place never ceases to amaze me. Must get back soon... For more great pics, check Yuta's blog

150

When I think back to 2009 there were a few new cars that really stood out from the pack like Yuta's

151

When I think back to 2009 there were a few new cars that really stood out from the pack like Yuta's

152

It's always when you least expect it that you fall into love. It's never when you're out

153

It's always when you least expect it that you fall into love. It's never when you're out

154

I fucking love this car! and just about all old datsuns. I would/planning on doing almost the same thing. You can definitely see the creativity in it. Great work yuta!

155

I fucking love this car! and just about all old datsuns. I would/planning on doing almost the same thing. You can definitely see the creativity in it. Great work yuta!

156

Zomb~ie love~!

157

Wait, so you don't think it's "ridiculously stupid"?

158

what's the name of this car style?

159

The author of the article got trolled. Those carbs are not adapted from a VW, those are stock early 240z SU carbs.

160

I'm curious how he the exhaust is set up at that height.

161

I'm curious how he the exhaust is set up at that height.

162

I'm curious how the exhaust is set up at that height.

163
EmployeOfThMonth

I don't believe the writer knows what car passion is. Anyone can drive any car, and anyone can modify any thing to their car. Personally, this car appeals to me as it shows history (a bit like Magnus Walker's infamous outlaws). If anything, the owner of this 240z should be praised and not criticised. He has great style and should continue to publicise it - with huge gratification - and express his passion for cars.

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