Other Related Books

Datsun 280ZX
Datsun 280ZX.  Nissan Motors Co., Ltd., Japan: 1978.
Nissan publication documenting the creation of the 280ZX from concept to production. Filled with color photos and illustrations. Includes a Nissan history section with a couple pages devoted to roadsters. The book was originally mailed out as a thank you gift to a select number of Datsun owners who had participated in a customer survey and then later test drove the 280ZX.

Sftbd., 10 3/8" x 9 7/8", 191 pgs. Color.
Millspaugh, Ben. Z Car: A Legend in its Own Time. Tab Books, Blue Ridge Summit, PA: 1991.
This great book really has it all with Nissan history, model guide, profiles of racing personalities, restoration and show tips, and a great section on Datsun clubs and conventions. I would love to see a similiar book on the Datsun Roadster.

ISBN: 0-8306-4339-7
Sftbnd., 7 3/8" x 9 1/4", 198 pgs., color and b&w ill.
Restore Your Datsun Z-Car Humble, Wick. How to Restore Your Datsun Z-Car. Fisher Books, Tucson, AZ: 1990.
A step-by-step guide quide to restoring Datsun Z's. Lots of photos and illustrations. While the book covers the Z car, many of the basic techniques and strategies apply to roadster restoration as well.

ISBN: 1-55561-026-9
Sftbd., 8 1/2" x 11", 240 pgs., 430 b&w ill.
Car and Driver Petersen's Complete Book of Datsun. Petersen Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA: 1975.
An interesting collection of information on Datsun cars including history, maintenance and repair, customized cars, and accessories.

ISBN: 0-8227-0117-0 (OOP)
Sftbd., 8 1/2" x 11", 192pgs., b&w ill.
Petersens Petersen's Complete Book of Japanese Import Cars. Petersen Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA: 1972.
While Roadsters are not featured, the book is an interesting look at other Japanese imports of the early 1970's.

Sftbd., 8 1/2" x 11", 192pgs., b&w ill.
Automobile Quarterly Greenfield, Terry. "The Datsun 240-Z: The Origin of the Species." Automobile Quarterly.  Third Quarter 1986. (Volume 24, Number 3).
Volume 24, Number 3 of Automobile Quarterly has an in-depth article on the 240-Z which includes numerous color photos of Datsun Roadsters.

Hdbd., 10 3/4" x 8 1/2", 336 pgs.

Keep Your Datsun/Nissan Alive Messer, Collin. How to Keep Your Datsun/Nissan Alive. John Muir Publications, Santa Fe, NM: 1987.
Beautiful stylized illustrations and descriptions written in plain English make this book a must have for the Datsun enthusiast.

ISBN: 0-912528-65-6
Sftbnd., 8 1/2" x 11 ", 544 pgs., b&w ill.
Fisher, Bill and Bob Waar. How to Modify Datsun Engines & Chassis 510, 610, 240Z H.P. Books, Tucson, AZ: 1973.
The bible of 510 and 240Z performance modifications. An instant success when it was published in 1973, but never reprinted. Highly covetted and difficult to find; sells for $40-$50 at swap meets.

ISBN: 0-912656-09-3
Sftbnd., 8 1/2" x 11 ", 240 pgs., b&w ill.
Waar, Bob. How to Hotrod & Race Your Datsun. Steve Smith Autosports Publications, Santa Ana, CA: 1984.
While this book shares the same cover as the classic How to Modify Datsun Engines & Chassis, it loses much of the material by author Bill Fisher that made the book a classic in the first place.

ISBN: 0-936834-41-2
Sftbnd., 8 1/2" x 11 ", 156 pgs., b&w ill.

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