Name: Patrick Carr
Car: 1994 Z32 Nissan 300zx
Wheels: AIM MA7 with gloss white faces and copper plated outer barrels
Suspension: BC Racing BR Type
Exterior parts: Custom headlights and tail lights, TwinZ side skirts and rear diffuser, custom front splitter, custom chassis mount with Seibon GT180 wing, PMX bolt on wide body kit by Extreme Dimentions, full vehicle wrap with Gloss mint base and gloss blue starlight laminate
Interior parts: Corbeau TRS seats, Grip Royal steering wheel, 9K Racing weighted shift knob
Power: Never ran
What was your first modification?: Injen intake kit
What was your latest modification?: Removing the engine from the car
Do you have any more plans for this car? If so, what?: Currently the engine bay is going under a major upgrade. The bay is getting shaved and smoothed and the stock NA V6 is getting swapped out for a 4.5L V8 out of a Q45. The wiring harness has been extended to allow it to be mostly hidden. The stock ECM with be swapped out with a Haltech system and will replace the MAF system with a MAP system. Custom motor mounts will be made to sit the engine as low in the bay as it can go so the hood will not need to be modified.
If you could change anything on your car, what would it be, and why?: The only thing that I would change is the fact that the steering wheel is fixed. Nissan never gave you the ability to adjust the steering wheel up and down so over long drives it can get annoying
Previously owned cars?: 1990 240sx hatch, 1993 240sx coupe, 1994 240sx convertable, 2000 Audi A4
What car would you like next?: As for project cars I’m sure the 300zx will be my only one unless I come into some serious cash. If I had a choice tho I would have to say a Datsun Bluebird. Love the old school cars and wish that what I started with sometimes
As you have seen my name is Patrick Carr and I own this mint 300zx. This wasn’t originally the car that I was suppose to have as my project car, I had a 240sx that I planned on doing all this kind of work to but life ended up getting in the way and I needed to get rid of it. There’s a lot that I have learned while working on this car and I’ve basically used it as a learning tool. Why do a bolt on wide body people ask me, cause I’ve never done it before, why swap an engine that doesn’t belong in a car…you guess it, because I haven’t done it before.
Photos by: Dan Mack @danmack and Lee Zheng @panda_370z
Social media: @hotdog_207
Giulio’s verdict: Second Z32 300ZX up on Stanced★Up now and, like before with the Evo’s we recently featured, the owners of the two Z32s have gone slightly different ways. I say slightly because as you can see here Patrick has gone with the total form factor but is already going ahead on the plans for the function where as Budziosz (owner of the previous 300ZX we featured) went to work on the function and did quite a bit of work on what is visually minimal form improvements and keeping it clean.
I like the colour that Patrick has gone with here….MINTY FRESH and those wheels combined with that monster wing do a good job of complimenting the overall look. Kudos to you Patrick and look forward to seeing how the work goes on the engine conversion.