Car Week: The 2000's - Street Racing Edition

You ever see a car, and there’s just something about it that you really love, but you just cant figure out what it is? It’s not an in-your-face paint job, or crazy body styling. It’s not a glorious exhaust note, or the perfect wheel matched to the car. It’s just... something. A feeling. That’s how I am with this Maisto-made Nissan 350Z NISMO S-Tune. The 350Z is not known for it’s stellar looks. The VQ35 isn’t the best sounding engine out there. It’s not a crazy performance machine. But it gets the job done all around. It’s a piece of pepperoni pizza. It’s got a little flavor to it. Not as bland as just cheese, but not giving you that full kick of flavor that you’d get out of a buffalo chicken pizza or whatever you call the one that has like every single topping on it.

Enough with the analogies. This car just has something special about it that I really love, but haven’t been able to figure out. It’s a Maisto, so the detail quality isn’t quite there (Nissan badges are water-slide decals for example). But I love it anyway. I actually found this in a flea market while on vacation in Florida a few years back (what up TBK!). It was in one of the first stalls I passed. I picked it up, looked it over, thought about it, and put it back on the shelf. But for the rest of the time in there, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I went with my wife and kids and in-laws through the MASSIVE market, and then drug them all the way back to that stall when we were done just to buy this thing.

The pictures don’t do it justice. And I apologize for the lack of interior shots. I couldn’t get any real lighting set up in time, so I purely using the overhead light of my front porch here. Not my best work, but it got me a few pictures to post at two minutes to midnight. Enjoy!

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