That unmistakably iconic long hood is quite possibly the brainchild to what is considered to be one of the most beautiful yet purpose-minded sport coupés of it’s era, the first-gen S30Z Nissan Fairlady. First introduced in 1969, the S30 came it with a distinguishable look similar to the 250 GTO and rivals the equally awesome 2000GT. But unlike it’s Toyota look-alike, the S30 was only trusted to a 2.4L L24E or a 2.0L L20E Hitachi SU-carbureted inline six making only 130-154 HP. Power was sent to the rear wheels via a simple five-speed manual or either a four or three-speed automatic if ya’ feel sorry for your left foot. Albeit with an underpowered single-overhead cam at it’s disposal, the L-series high tune-ability rate managed to create some of the most mouth-watering, exceptionally engineered crate engines and mod examples. One being the ultra-high revving, fully blueprinted OS Giken TC24-B1Z twincam head, or who could forget the mechanically injected, twin IHI turbo supplied, “L31” 3.1L stroker found in Speed Shop Shinohara’s Devil Z (Yes, only this shop managed to built the only Devil Z in existence). Thanks to this, the Fairlady got itself a couple of competition wins domestically and stateside, dominating it’s presence in the 70’s racing scene. One particular S30 however, actually featured a double-overhead cam sixxer from factory, and that goes to the ultra-rare, uber-legendary Fairlady 432. This Fairlady featured Nissan’s top-of-the-line engine back in the day, the triple Mikuni carbureted 2.0 L S20 DOHC inline-6, which made it capable of 160 HP, and thus able to go toe-to-toe with it’s Toyoda-based pop-up E-Type wannabe. Nowadays, many tuners tend to swap in RB series’ into these old “darumas”, but if you’re asking me, I’d definitely go for the OS Giken package, cuz’ who just doesn’t love a pure sports super high-revving NA rioting down the streets of Japan?