Project Barn #2 – The Mintiest Red Zed Sled
When looking for a vehicle to develop commercially viable products for, you try your hardest to locate the BEST R&D candidate vehicle you can. BEST is an understatement for this cherry!
As many enthusiasts around the world are aware, PastPower Innovations evolved from a company that originally focused on developing products for a singular car – the mid-1980’s Nissan 300ZX & 300ZX Turbo. We have a number of products in our catalog for this vehicle – but there are not only plenty of new product ideas that have been designed, but also many more that time has shown a need for.
Of course, finding the right car is never an easy task – unless Fate simply deems it to be so! Recently, a close friend of us at PPI – and also an extremely knowledgeable source of all things Nissan – reached out with an amazing proposal. He had recently decided that after nearly 15 years of owning and assembling one of the most meticulously assembled Z31’s in North America – he truly wanted the car of his childhood dreams, a Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R. In order to purchase one, he chose to liquidate his pretty healthy Nissan vehicle collection, including his autocross-prepped B13 Sentra, his L20B-swapped Datsun 720, and his Z31.
The words “more than happy” do not even begin to describe how ecstatic we are to be the new caretakers of this 1986 Nissan 300ZX Turbo. It was completely disassembled and restored using as many OE-Replacement and period correct aftermarket components that could possibly be sourced. The previous owner also leveraged his knowledge of Nissan’s parts network to include several rare NISMO parts, as well as Z31 parts not available in the USA.
Having such a magnificent vehicle as a testing specimen and a display car reminds us of how we must be stewards of all the communities that we service, so these caliber of vehicles can exist – even with dwindling product availability.
Are you an owner of a Z31 300ZX? What new products are you looking for?
Be sure to reach out to us so that we can make sure we remain the leaders in Z31 parts and products!
Zack Barnett is proudly one of the folks behind the curtains here at PastPower Innovations – managing sales, customer service, and product procurement
Zack is a full-on car nerd through and through, and has dabbled in everything from British sports cars to early 70’s American land barges, and most things inbetween!