The Sports/GT's That Had
A Direct Influence On
The Design Of The Datsun 240-Z
Contributed By: Carl Beck, IZCC #260
Last Up-date 20 Jan. 2003
There is no doubt that the E-Type Influenced The Styling Of The 240-Z. Mr. Yutaka Katayama, President of Nissan Motors USA in 1966, has said that he thought the E-Type was one of the worlds most beautifully styled automobiles. He told the design team that was working on the design of the Datsun 240-Z to look at the E-Type, but not copy it.
I believe that the designers did an excellent job of capturing the grace and beauty of the E-Type, without copying it. Mission Complete!