Sometimes beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and other times, it’s in the eyes of the beer-holders. This 1973 Datsun 240Z may in fact fall into that latter category. In stock form the ’73 Datsun 240Z is a great little sports car thanks to it’s torquey inline-6 that made 151 hp and 146 lbf·ft of torque. It handled great for its day and had looks that instantly made it a classic. The one you see here however is still a looker, but not for the reasons you may think. The inline-6 for instance has been replaced with a small-block 305 Chevy with a host of modifications and a Don Gartlis Hilborne injector air cleaner. The rear end is a 9-inch Ford unit, and the transmission is a 700r from GM that’s equipped with a reverse valve body. I have no doubt that this modified Z is an absolute riot on the street. It’s got personality, performance and a neck-snapping presence that’s unlike any other out there. So, if you’re the kind of person who wears Hawaiian shirts and drinks PBR from a can, well then, this is your ride!