You might recognize the Gas Monkey Garage team by their Fast N’ Loud show from the Discovery Channel. Or you might know them from previous SEMA shows. If you do, you’ll also know that Richard Rawlings and his team have never before had their hands involved in a Japanese car build. Until SEMA 2017, that is. With the help from a guest builder and JDM cars connoisseur Big Mike, they now have. Behold their vision of a 1975 Datsun 280Z.
First thing everyone will notice on it, is the flashy Leaf Green Metallic paint job. But that’s far from all GMG and Big Mike have done to the Fairlady’s exterior. Rear bumper has been completely removed and replaced by a custom made contoured rear pan. Front bumper, on the other hand, has been taken from a Nissan 240Z.