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    Did you name your Z? Is it a boy car or a girl car? Why did you choose that name, or did it just happen (and how)?

    I'm a new Z owner of an orange '70 240. I'm thinking of calling her Pumpkin, Dizzy, or Kitty.

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    My Z has no name as yet. Have to think about that.

    My previous "hobby" car was a 1960 MGA. It was named "Maybelle" after my best friends mother. Both his mother and the car had loads of personality.

    Years before I had a 1953 Willy's high-hood Jeep. It was named "Louise" after the same my buddy's girlfriend. Initially both were quite unreliable. The jeep got better, Louise didn't...
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    Default car names

    Mine is big sam,named kind of tongue in cheek after the famous race car.I have a personalised plate BIGSAM.

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    I think mine may have to be called.. "WHAT NOW"

    AS that seems to be how I always address her.
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    My wife named the 240Z "The Mistress" as I spend almost as much time and money on the car as I do the Wife.

    The 260Z is "The Black hole" or the "Money Pit" as it's sucking the life out of me.

    And the Garage is known as the "Daves Harem" because that's where the Mistress's are.

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    Her name is Kikka... (pronounced "Kee-Kuh)

    Direct translation... Orange Blossom

    Also the first jet powered Japanese air plane... an interceptor/ fighter-bomber / special attack plane manufactured by Nakajima during WWII.

    It has been my observation that in the US it is common to name cars female names where as in other countries male names are more common. I once asked a guy from Austrailia why he would give his car a male name and he stated something to effect of strength. I think the Z is too sexy to have a dude name, I don't find dudes sexy !
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    I call mine My Lady.

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    "The Renowned Mr. Brown" for obvious reasons.
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    I was thinking of painting the name kamakaZ on it after its done.
    It was a suisidal ride towing it home with a rusted/broken frame.

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    Good names for good reasons!

    I still can't decide on one. What do you think of "Peach"?

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    Interesting.......I've owned my 1970 for 26 years and have yet to call it anything but "The Z Car"! Granted, there have been times when I have called it names but, that's another story. Although, I have in the past refered to it as my Japanesse Ferrari! Why, because I'll likely never own a Ferrari

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jepjohn View Post
    I was thinking of painting the name kamakaZ on it after its done.
    It was a suisidal ride towing it home with a rusted/broken frame.
    Just be mindful of the fact there are still some WWII vets out there that lost friends in Kamikaze attacks... I mentioned getting a personalized license plate that read KAMAKAZ on it at a car show held at a VFW post and I got an ear full from some old sailors...
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    I'm with 240ZX above. Mine is simply "the Z" or "the Datsun". While the parts cars still existed, they were all identified by color - "the red Z", "the yellow Z", etc.

    In fact, I can take it much farther than that. I bought my first car in 1973, and I have never named a single one. Closest I've ever come is my current BMW K75-RT motorcycle - very dark metallic gray-black, de-chromed with no reflectors, its plate reads "STLTH K". But even that is more of a description than a name.

    Remember, there are not many cars out there today that can be identified with a single letter - Z!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop's Z View Post
    "The Renowned Mr. Brown" for obvious reasons.
    Cheers, Mike
    My Z didn't have a name but I simply called my 810 'Brown' because of the UPS color. (As in the ad, What can Brown do for you?)

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    yeah I might have to settle for no name other than 'the Datsun'. A name shouldn't be forced on a car, it should just happen. Although when I drove over to my mechanic friend's place, his wife called it the Penis car. So maybe I'll call it that!

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    Mine is plainly called Z.

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    I also refer to her as "The Z", but she does have name... Kikka. Not unlike my wife, who I do refer to as "My Wife", but she also has a name

    Another thing, while I totally am okay with the whole "Last letter in the alphabet is the first letter in performance" bit... it does get a bit annoying when the domestic boys always think you're talking about a Z/28, and the eurotrash crowd immediately thinks BMW Z series.
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    My wife calls my Datsun "Your Fair Lady" with that special jealous pout that only women in secure relationships can get away with...

    But, buying her the 2008 Mustang GT seems to have eased her pain.
    '71 240Z, Because any fool can drive fast in a straight line.

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    I half-heartedly call mine Betty Brown based on the color. I'm not sure that will stick but that's the name unless she defines herself otherwise once I finally get her back on the road.

    The 4runner is called Jaderunner, again after the color but there's no gender reference here since it's too burly to be feminine, and the name Jaderunner isn't very manly.
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    my 78 is named Victoria, from the Victoria British boxes that her new parts came in after I started putting her back together.

    1978 280z - "Victoria"

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    i'm holding off on naming mine until the new paint is done, cause i'm changing the color from white to BRG, and i'm sure the character of the car will change as well.

    until then, it's just Baby
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    I'm am the second owner, the PO called mine "Zeke". So they name stays after 37 years. It wouldn't be right to change it.
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    My cars only had one owner before me, "my mom" and she hardly drove it anyways then she had kids "my brothers and I"

    I like calling mine the Original Pearl
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    I tend not to name cars. HOWEVER, if my Z ever has an equally cool garage mate for any longer than a year, I suspect they'll become "Thelma" and "Louise." The temptation would be too much.
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    370Z - her name is "Valkyrie" - beautiful... sexy... but bloodthirsty at the same time.

    Porsche 924 - i'm just gonna say we're not on a first name basis right now... she is being a lil ... expensive haha

    and all the rest i just call em by what they are... oh i have called my 300ZX "Black Betty" before... but everyone laughed at me haha

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    I am 21, and the Z is my third car.. well i was 20 when i bought it :-p

    1. 1990 Dodge Colt : "The POS" I got it for $300 from a family friend. It lasted me about 6 months till one of the strut towers rusted out and jammed between the wheel and wheel well. It was a POS but i loved it just the same, it was my first car.


    2. 1990 Acura integra: "Tiggr" I got this one after the colt. all mods, by my opinion, were tastefully done by PO. Sound system, wheels, genie exhaust. It was dubbed Tiggr by my mom after the winnie the pooh character. I hated the name at the time but it grew on. Car was stolen from a movie theater parking lot.


    3. 1972 Datsun 240z :No official name yet, although i am thinking "Zada" after my little cousin.
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    I call him 'Cedric' or sometimes just 'The Datsun'.

    The coupe is just called 'The Coupe'

    It's funny to hear other dudes who own these cars say, "She's a good old girl" It's a CEDRIC not a GLORIA
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    Own a mazda rx-7 for 5 1/2 years named B.B. aka Black Betty for obvious reasons. And the toyota solara I drive is just the solara.

    But my Z, I decided on Azalie the character with the name goes from a beautiful girl to a dragon, hope my Z can live up to the name.

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    My car was named the in the first block of the test drive. The salesman had just had it out and said it was quick. (at 14 a Z had impressed me) Pulling out of the lot, the light had just turned green and no traffic, got it straight and took it to the floor, and it took off, it pulled hard, and sounded better! Hit second with a good sized chirp, then said the first word that came to mind, "BONZI", (sp) it HAD to have a Z in it. By the time I hit third, it was SOLD!

    Got personal plates in 1980 with "its" name, (neither he or she), that is on the front now.

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    I bought my car new in September 1972 and immediately named her Brandy - after the song of the same name (Brandy - You're a Fine Girl) by the Looking Glass. It was the number one hit for only one week on the Billboard chart of August 26, 1972, about 2 weeks before I bought the car, so the tune was fresh on my mind. I still have a brass plaque on the console that says "Brandy - 13 September 1972." This is the second plaque that I installed three years ago - the original plaque from 1972 finally got too scratched up after 34 years of service...

    Also - more reading about car names here: http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=26191
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    That Colt..Dodge? Here its Mitsubishi..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koalia View Post
    That Colt..Dodge? Here its Mitsubishi..
    Yea, it was just re-badged. It actually had a few makes stamped in various places. There were Mitsubishi stamps on the backs of the speaker magnets. There were Plymouth stamps behind some of the interior plastics and a big Dodge badge on the back of the car.
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    People call mine the 'green beastie' because of the colour, and it can be a handful, like on the autocross course. I called it the Zoomer for the sound it makes on some rural highway, at 80 or 90 mph. But it's just plain fun when cruising, when you see people do the double-take, and give you the thumbs up.

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    as of this morning the white one with no heat, is called "Frosty"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoastGuardZ View Post
    Just be mindful of the fact there are still some WWII vets out there that lost friends in Kamikaze attacks... I mentioned getting a personalized license plate that read KAMAKAZ on it at a car show held at a VFW post and I got an ear full from some old sailors...
    Come on Coastie Brother you should know better than to listen to any Navy guys!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koalia View Post
    That Colt..Dodge? Here its Mitsubishi..
    That whole game started back in the 70's. The BIG 3 (Chrysler, Ford and Chevy) were losing money to the Japanese and their Hi MPG imports. So to offset their losses, they each invested into different foreign car companies.

    Ford invested in Mazda (Ford Courier = Mazda B2000)
    Chevy Invested in Isuzu (Chevy Luv = Isuzu Pup )
    Chrysler/Dodge invested in Mitsubishi (Dodge Stealth = Mitsubishi 3000GT)

    So with investments in foreign cars, the Big 3 stopped losing money due to the Gasoline crunch of the 70's. Mitsubishi has slowly bought back most of their company from Chrysler as Chrysler picked up sales and loss interest in rebadging foreign auto's.

    Off the top of my head, here's where it stands........

    Daimler/Chrysler owns:
    -AMC (brand discontinued)
    -Chrysler
    -Dodge
    -Eagle (brand discontinued)
    -Hyundai (Daimler/Chrysler only owns 10%)
    -Jeep
    -Maybach
    -Mercedes-Benz
    -Mitsubishi (Daimler/Chrysler owns 37%)
    -Plymouth (brand discontinued)
    -Smart

    Ford owns:
    -Aston Martin
    -Ford
    -Jaguar
    -Land Rover (bought from BMW)
    -Lincoln
    -Mazda (Ford owns 33% of Mazda)
    -Mercury
    -Volvo cars

    General Motors owns:
    -Buick
    -Cadillac
    -Chevrolet
    -Daewoo (GM owns 44%)
    -Fiat (GM owns ~20%)
    -Fuji Heavy Industries (GM owns ~20%)
    -GMC
    -Holden
    -Hummer
    -Isuzu (GM only owns a percentage)
    -Oldsmobile (brand discontinued)
    -Opel
    -Pontiac
    -Saab
    -Saturn
    -Subaru (GM owns 20%)
    -Suzuki (GM only owns a small percentage)
    -Vauxhall

    Just a little FYI for your Monday Morning.
    Back to the subject at hand.
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    My wicked 260Z is "Christine".
    Named after the evil Plymouth Fury in the Steven King novel/movie.
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    haha wow thats some sweet names for ur guys cars. my 1974 260z is jasmine named after my aunt.

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    Default My Cars name is....

    Years ago, my daughters named the car Thelma. I don't think that Thelma is a very sexy name, but my Frau would frown on anything that sounded too provocative.
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