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The mid to late 70s were not kind to sports cars. Combine the oil embargo and stricter government regulations on both fuel economy and safety and you have a recipe for the Mustang II or the AMC Gremlin or even the Chevy Monza. Basically we are saying style got tossed right out the f’ing window in favor of safety. Thankfully, Nissan was able to navigate these unfriendly waters by sending us the Datsun 280z. Improving on the already successful 240z from the early 70s, the 280Z – Nissan Fairlady in Japan- embodied sports car style and performance in an era of wheezing, government regulated crap on wheels. Thanks to the introduction of fuel injection, **the two seater 280z with single overhead cam, 2.8 liter in-line 6 put out 149 horsepower to the rear wheels through a 4 speed manual. With a sticker price of $6,200, the 280z was produced from 1975 through 1978.

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Bourbon & Scotch Flavored Toothpicks PARTNER

We get it. Some nights you feel like the sweet taste of bourbon. Other nights you prefer the smoky intoxication of scotch. While we offer toothpicks in both those flavors, we also offer this 2-pack for the guy who likes to switch back and forth. Included is one container of Bourbon Toothpicks, made with 6-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon for notes of vanilla, spice, and oak, and a container of Single Malt Scotch Toothpicks, which are crafted with an Islay single malt for subtle peaty notes. Whether cleaning those chompers after a rack of ribs, or just relaxing with one to enjoy a hint of bourbon or scotch, having some on you at all times is highly recommended.

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