Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nissan 350Z: Matchbox

Managed to grab hold of this beauty today...

Nissan 350Z from Matchbox Sports Cars 2008

I just love the 350z ever since I first saw it. It's one of the few japanese cars which manages to look simply beautiful, even without the aid of bodykits, spoilers, huge rims, etc. You know how sometimes the cars in the brochure look better than the ones in the showroom? The cars pictured in the brochures are usually the full-spec version, with sports rims the size of Saturn's ring, and bodykits with thousands of gaps, grills, and fins, and the car is lowered to the point that it will scrape the markings on the roads. But when you see the actual car, it looks rather dull, with rims no bigger than your dishes. The 350Z, however, is different. It looks absolutely stunning even with the stock trims. Yet it's not uncommon to see 350Z owners installing ridiculous bodykits with rear spoilers huge enough that you can use it as the second row seats. They might as well just take a park bench and screw it to the trunk of the car. It may be a matter of taste, but I seriously dont think a car which manages to look like a platypus is visually pleasing in any way. Anyway, back to the topic, I'm really glad my friend managed to get this 350Z for me. But my search is far from over. I'm still looking for the other 350Zs from Hot Wheels, particularly the gold and silver 350z from 2007 All Stars series (the ones with Top Secret tampos), the yellow 350z from 2006 First Editions, and the Mystery Car 350z from 2010. Other Hot Wheels cars in my wishlist:

Nissan 370z
Nissan Silvia S15
Nissan Skyline
2009 blue Ford GT LM
Speed Machines Ford GT LM
'70 Plymouth Superbird
Acura NSX (particularly the 2010 Speed Machines)
Speed Machines Scirocco GT 24

1 comment:

  1. I have both the 2007 Hot Wheels Stars 350Z's. email star.aus.seller@gmail.com for further info.