Courtney & Morgan Thomas 1988 NISSAN 300ZX

LAST OF THE ICONIC LONG-NOSED COUPES

WORDS PHOTOS DAVE CAREY

Owners of good Z31s are asking up to high teens.

Call 13 46 46 for a quote or visit shannons.com.au

This is the ĎCalifornianí, the last version of the Z31 300ZX and is one of only 200 sold in Australia. We bought it about seven years ago; the seller didnít want it to go to some kid cranking doof-doof music, but when we showed up in of our older Z31s, it was a good sign!

Like most of them sold here, this was auto, so we converted it to manual, fitted a water-to-air intercooler, aftermarket computer and Konis on all four corners.

Itís got about 200 horses at the rears and does just fine as it is so we donít have any more plans. You take the roof off, you go for a drive, it has plenty of power and it goes around corners!