I had a fun conversation with Lance about his 1982 Datsun 280ZX Turbo, purchased new by his father. The Datsun has 42,000 original miles, and other than some hoses and belts is 100% original, and he plans to keep it that way.
Lance remembers going to Manteca Datsun with his dad to test drive one, then his dad being disappointed he could not order white with a black interior. Red was the only interior option color, his dad didn’t want that, so he ordered Midnight Gray with a silver interior instead.
Lance has many good memories of cruising with his dad, especially driving up Highway 99 to visit his grandparents in Sacramento. He remembers how fast the car was, how quickly it could get you into trouble with the CHP. His two younger sons are already fighting over who is going to get the Datsun when it comes time to pass it on.