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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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[Shop]  We might not all agree on watches, wallets or other pieces of the everyday carry, but the one thing we can all agree on is our mutual love of building things out of small bricks. Forget plastic building bricks that can only be used with specific mats and upgrade your conference call and boring meeting building with this 1:12 scale mini cinder block pallet set. With 24 miniature cinder blocks and one pallet per set, this has everything you need to build a great foundation for the big box creation of your dreams. Whether you’re making a small creation of your own devising with the 24 pieces that come with it, or adding multiples to build something more grandiose, this is the best way to build when you’re not using plastic.