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40th Anniversary Nissan 370Z party invitation – Click above to see the video after the jump

A while back we showed you the 40th Anniversary Nissan 370Z. The special package for the 370Z adds a healthy dose of show and a wee dash of go to the already heady mix of Z-car sportiness. It's hard to believe we've had 40 years of Z-cars – the car that became the best-selling sportscar series of all time with its perfect blend of performance, styling and value. Coincidentally, Los Angeles area Nissan dealer Universal City Nissan is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year as well.

Sounds like the makings of a great party, doesn't it? Universal City is pulling out all the stops, inviting Z-car enthusiasts and anyone else who wants to have a good time down for the celebration. Those who register at the company's website will get a coupon redeemable for some free Kogi Korean BBQ, too, as if the unveiling of the 40th Anniversary Z wasn't enough. Well, there's actually more to the deal.

According to the website, there's a whole day of activities planned, starting with a visit to the Datsun Heritage Museum in Murrieta, CA. Guests will get a tour of the museum and snacks before the gang caravans up to Universal City Nissan in Los Angeles. That's where the Kogi BBQ truck will be, along with a local radio station that will be broadcasting live and giving away 40th Anniversary swag.

The grand finale will be the unveiling of both the Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition and the first 2010 Nismo Edition 370Z made. Sounds like a great day of Z-car action. To whet our appetites, they've even put together a fun video scrapbook featuring 40 years of Nissan Z-car commercials and insider videos that we've embedded after the jump. So check it out and click on over to the Universal City site to register.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Why do so many videos with Japanese theme/topic always have that stereotypical Japanese string instrument sound overlay in the beginning?

      Come up with something new for pete's sake.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I always loved the fourth generation body style the most.
      • 4 Years Ago
      We've had several 300ZXs in our family, an 84,85,87,1995 and all were great cars!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The original 240Z is the only Z for me.

      I still have regrets over selling mine to a squadron-mate when I transferred overseas. The S.O.B. still has it and won't sell it back to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess they are ignoring the 6 years they didn't produce a Z. 34th anniversary?
        • 4 Years Ago
        ZCar production never stopped in Japan, the 300ZX was produced until 2002.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Then happy 40th. I had a 300 and thought it was a great little car. When they got close to the end of production the prices dropped about in half making them an incredible bargain. Don't quite like the new one with it's some what bloated body and check mark lighting.
        • 4 Years Ago
        yeah, its not really about 40 years of Z, so much as 40 yrs since the 1st Z.

        Camaro will have the same issues with anniv. editions.


        I guess we have had them for 40 years, there is just a missing link for 6 years when nothing new was produced.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Somewhat off topic, but those scale models used by automakers in the bygone days sure look pretty cool. I guess auto manufacturers hardly ever build these clay models now, since everything is being done in CAD and all aerodynamic simulations/calculations can be done on computers.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Great car,Nissan,Built for the Human race!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just bought a 40th Anniversary 370z last week, I got a great deal on it otherwise it's not really worth the extra price you are paying on top of the touring/sport package. The 370 is an amazing car, a precision instrument on the road.

      And to those saying its bloated, you really need to see the car in person, it's a lot smaller than it looks in pictures. The rear looks really wide because the cabin is narrow.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The original 240Z, I had a red '71, is by far the best looking affordable sports car ever made. Even the interior was reminiscent of the '70s Ferraris. All the Zs after '78, however, became pimp mobiles. If Nissan was smart, they would jump on the retro fad and do a remake of the original 240Z and price it for the average Joe, like they did in '71. They would sell a boat load.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have always loved Z cars. It was the best and worst card i ever had. And I want another one so badly.
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