I had the chance to ask Cody Crawford a few questions about the internet phenomenon we call the Rotsun. Crawford was the original owner of the 1971 Datsun 240z before Roadkill got ahold of it. "Originally the car was going to be for my friend's wife. It was part of a two car deal that we found on Craigslist. This was the worst of the two cars," he explains.
"When we tried to pick up the other car, the seller flaked out and disappeared, so we only took home the Datsun. My friend is a big Datsun fan and he always wanted a 240z. We worked on it for a few months and then had to move out of the house where the car was stored and didn't have anywhere to keep it, so it was parted out. The guys at Roadkill bought it for $500. I don't recall what we paid for it," Crawford says.
A couple of months ago, I was fortunate enough to get the chance to tour Hot Rod Magazine's garage and see the car in person. It is amazing to think how far the Rotsun has come (and how many motors it's gone through) since joining the Roadkill fleet.