This Automotive Habit Of MineMy favorite car is always my next car. What will today bring to my automotive habit? There could be financial ruin, excellent deals, skinned knuckles, and epic mechanical resurrections. We can't save them all, but the cars that land in our driveway deserve a good ol' college try.   

I have owned many cars. I have always found myself drawn to Japanese cars because of the quirks, fun factor, reliability, and resale value.

It feels like a million years ago but back in 2003, I bought my first 300zx. It was a 1992, pearl white, manual, and 2+2.

It was one of my favorite cars. I’d even buy another one just like it but sadly I don’t want to dump the money into one to make it twin turbo... But that is besides the fact of this little blurb.

You ever find something on a car like a forgotten tool? Cash wedged in the center console? Or some other treasure? I found one that is epic in my 300zx.

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One day doing something (it was always something wrong), I lifted the rear carpet and Voila!

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That’s right. Some worker put a 100 yen coin into the sound deadening material. At one point I looked up the year of the coin. The 43 refers to the year of the specific Emperor. I left the coin there and sadly sold the car when I got out of college... Someone out there is driving a 300zx with a hidden luck charm.

If that isn’t a luck charm. I don’t know what is...