The Datsun 10th Anniversary 280ZX Black Gold


Datsun got the 1980s started out in style with the 10th Anniversary 280ZX “Black Gold”. It was a car that was so lavishly appointed that it had virtually no options. Once you bought one, the only thing you needed to decide was which women you wanted in the passenger seat and which mustache conditioner to use in the morning.

I wonder what the actor in this commercial is doing now? I imagine he has a chalet on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe where he entertains retired showgirls from Reno on the weekends and promotes his illegitimate sons’ Doobie Brothers cover bands on weekdays.

Warning: The Black Gold song will haunt you after you have watched this commercial and the only cure is a long ride to the Jersey Shore in your 280Z.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Brian

    Awesome! Did I inspire you to post this or just coincidence?

    1. The Retroist

      Awesome! I had not seen your post, was traveling all last week for work and have a glut of reading to catch up on. Obviously great minds must think alike! Now adding jalopnick to my reader as well – I had not read them.

  2. The Sexy Armpit

    Fantastic. This is PURE SHLOCK! In that cleansing ride to the Jersey Shore they better blast some heavy metal or something ! I must admit though…car companies should bring back the black and gold combo…that would be a hot seller today. lol

  3. The Retroist

    Did it really ever go out of style in our homeland?

  4. robotspjs

    Cheesy or not, that’s a sweet ride.

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