1. 1970–1973 Datsun 240Z
The Z was one of the first popular Japanese sports cars in America, offering performance, comfort, style, and reliability. The Z had gorgeous styling, with a smooth six-cylinder engine, and it went as fast as it looked. 0 to 60 took just 7.8 seconds, and a 125-mph top speed was quicker than a Porsche 911T or Jaguar E-Type of the day. They came in gorgeous reds, yellows, and orange and look like they should bring $40,000 or more but can easily be had for less than $15,000.