I’m with you on that 240Z body shape being one of the best to come out of Japan. A guy at work years ago did a similar resto job, but had a good car to start with, and fitted a small block Chev V8. Don’t know how that lump affected the handling but overall the car looked great. The bodywork was not overdone and it just had Phil a set of Simmons wheels as I recall. With your feature car pic on the trailer, the tow car, (280Z?), was the ugly duckling and heavier to boot.
Wasn’t, I believe, till the 30 0ZX arrived in Aus’ around 1994 that we again had a nice looking machine, albeit aimed possibly at a different target of buyer.
ED The 300ZX was a welcome return to form, wasn’t it? Much underrated car and one we’d like to get our hands on for a retrospective. Any takers out there with a standardlooking example?