1991 Nissan 300zx Spyder (Retractable Hardtop)

Started on Sept. 7 by asc300zxspyder

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Introduced on March 3, 1992 at the Geneva Auto Show, this one-of-a-kind 300zx Spyder was the first modern retractable hardtop convertible & the first production ready convertible Nissan Z.

Developed and engineered by ASC (American Sunroof Corporation/ American Specialty Cars) and built by Mike Alexander (of the famous A-brothers) at Metalcrafters; the 300zx Spyder unveiled ASC’s radical new articulating hardtop system which revolutionized the modern convertible and ushered in a new era of hardtop convertibles. The system would later go into production with the Mitsubishi 3000gt Spyder, Mercedes SLK & Peugeot 206cc.

More info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ASC-300zx-Spyder/300729326454

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Sep 7, 2010 9:40 p.m.
I'll take one!
Sep 7, 2010 10:07 p.m.
Hasbro (Forum Supporter):
So, do you actually own one? http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/non-us-cars-coming-off-the-25-year-ban/20580/page4/#post420131
Sep 8, 2010 6:20 a.m.
I own the only one! It was the concept that led to the 3000gt Spyder when Nissan passed on the technology because of costs. It was in the 1992 Paris, Detriot and Geneva auto shows.
Sep 8, 2010 7:57 a.m.
Good looking car ;) Wish mine had a retractable hardtop.
Sep 8, 2010 11:57 a.m.
Hasbro (Forum Supporter):
Pretty. How about some regular pics?
Sep 8, 2010 12:12 p.m.
I ran out of space (only 5 allowed), check out the facebook page for tons of information and pictures. I'll be uploading more pictures there soon. Thanks http://www.facebook.com/pages/ASC-300zx-Spyder/300729326454
Sep 8, 2010 8:52 p.m.
This blows my mind, where is the car now? The early 90's z is one of my favorite body styles of all time, truley unique, and there was a hartop convertible??? Wow.
Sep 8, 2010 9:23 p.m.
Tampa Florida....check it out at the Festivals of Speed & Lake Mirror Classic in Oct.
Nov 2, 2010 11:46 p.m.
What, What What?! Damn this car is hot! It'd be awesome to see a youtube video of the top in operation.
Nov 3, 2010 1:18 a.m.
Tim Baxter:
I believe every update gives you another pic.

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