Stephen Rogers, owner of this beautiful early California production 1977 Datsun 280Z, has owned this car for about 6 years. With the work he has done, with the help of others, he says he has about a literal year of non-stop work into her. He has touched every single nook and cranny that this car has. Nothing was missed.


The list goes on for miles, and I’m going to give it to you all.

For starters the engine,
L28 factory motor with a 5 Speed attached to it, Canon intake and Triple Weber DCOE40 carbs maxed out, largest choke and pulls for the current motor set up, timing via MSD 6a Ignition and shaved head.
Stephen says that she dyno’d at 160hp and 157tq but he is not stopping there. He has an HKS blow through tank turbo kit, one of only few in the states, which he plans to strap onto her.


Stance gr+ S13 coilovers with raw brokerage sleeves, custom front and rear weld in camber plates done by Kyle at KGmade Welding and Fabrication, T3 tension rods both inner and outer, new poly rack bushings and rebuilt steering rack, delrin front lower control arm bushings with camber bolts, Arizona Z rear mustache bar, all new wheel bearings and rear bushings.


Wilwood 4 piston braided lines all around drilled and slotted rotors, 15/16 master cylinder, new brake booster, rear disk conversion with drilled and slotted rotors as well from Silvermine Motors.


Competition clutch and light weight flywheel made by a friend of his, solid driveshaft capable handling of 400 hp, brand new shifter, one off exhaust made by Night Owl Performance and Greddy TI Muffler.


BBS RS 16×9.5 / 16×10 all with ARP hardware from Black Forest Industries, ARP wheel studs with one off wheel spacers from KGmade also.


OEM perfect floors, car has been kept in storage 1980, Recaro racing seats with mesh headrest, very rare Ratsun black & white shift knob, Grip Royal suede steering wheel and NRG hub and AFX wideband Ratdat style. Also has all new oem carpets and one off interior ready to go in.


As you can see Stephen has spared no expense into what has gone into his car. He is driven by passion, and that is when the most amazing things come out. He wants to give several honorable mentions to the people who helped him. Those are: James, Chet, Brandon, Chris, James, Kyle, Seth, Sean, and Alex. But the person he wants to give the hugest thanks to would be his wife Meghan. Stephen wants to mention that without her none of this would have been possible. Pertaining to that Stephen also has another Z that he built just for her (hoping I get to do the article on that beauty as well). Meghan; Stephen wants you to know that he loves you very deeply and nothing would be possible without the support and love from you.

– Wolf