RR of the Day: Happy Anniversary, Nissan-style

Just to show you that a vehicle picked as a RR of the Day doesn't have to be custom, we've chosen another stocker to highlight. This one isn't just any factory production vehicle, however, it's a 1984 50th Anniversary Nissan 300ZX Turbo. This model year 300ZX was the last to have both Nissan and Datsun badges, and is laden further with unique Nissan 50th Anniversary badges on both sides. The odometer reads 68,000 miles, but its owner who goes by the Flickr handle Ethan84ae has obviously lovingly cared for the car.

So what makes it RR of the Day material? Despite being born way back in 1984, this 22-year-old 50th Anniversary 300ZX has many forward thinking features including steering wheel-mounted radio and cruise controls, 3-way adjustable shocks, advanced trip computer and a digital climate control system. The 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 makes 200 horsepower, which made the 3,000 lb. coupe a standout performer in 1984 and allows it to keep up commendably well with sport coupes of today. And, to be honest, it's not exactly stock, as a previous owner had a thing for louvers (added to the headlights and side windows) and pinstriping.

Purchased for a scant $5,500 back in 1995, this example that's in near perfect condition with no rust and low miles could easily fetch above $8,000 today. For more reasons why the 50th Anniversary Nissan 300ZX Turbo is a truly rare ride, check out this great information site that further highlights its many unique features.

If you'd like to see your own ride featured here, simply upload photos of your ride into our Flickr group . We select one image to highlight each week day, and on the weekend let you vote for a RR of the Week. Detailed instructions can be found after the jump.

Instructions for submitting to Autoblog's RR of the Day:
Create a Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called ' Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!

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