Nice, makes my sec restore looking like a walk in the park. Well worth the effort though. I like blue, should be a benz colour. Nissan, argh. If you are "Hot rodding", at least stick with original benz. Like V8's, will a 430 fit, or a V6 320 coupled to a 5 speed auto, should get it mobile.
Trying to avoid using an auto gearbox as I'm just not a fan of it. Also for the sake of fuel consumption I want to avoid the V8. The fit would be a bit tight anyway.
Nissans with replacement parts are plentiful around here, so that's another beautiful aspect. The whole setup will be relatively inexpensive as well, which further increases the speed at which this car will be rolling. In the future, should I come across something more suitable from MB, say an M104 3.0L, with a getrag perhaps? I can always fit that too the car.
Keep in mind, the dream for this car is not mine alone. The PO, who's owned it for nearly 40 years, wishes to see it sport something more powerful (His shop works primarily on Miatas), so after some consideration suggested an older Nissan 300ZX.
So he'll be the first to have the joy of cranking it up for the very first time, as the car hasn't moved since '73.
Regarding the color, another possibility would be 737 Classic White, like my 500SE.
With the exception of drivetrain, the exterior will be completely stock, as will the interior. Think of the motor and trans as a naughty little secret among friends that no one will suspect unless they take a look under the hood.