“Is that an old Ferrari!?”
My son pointed and loudly exclaimed to anyone within earshot that he had spotted some sort of rare Prancing Horse. In reality, the car that captured his attention was a beautiful Datsun 240Z.
He hadn’t even heard of Datsun, and he couldn’t hide his disappointment. I explained that the old 240Z certainly shares some looks with a Ferrari GTO, or even a Jaguar E-Type, but the car really defined the affordable sports car market in the United States and was, and still is, unmistakably Datsun.
Then I told him that Datsun isn’t around anymore.
“Well, I think Datsun should come back,” he said.
Datsun is indeed coming back, though in a much different way than my son in mind.