Swizz Beatz Reminisces About His First Car, a Nissan 300ZX, Wants to Bring It Back to Life

Swizz Beatz's Nissan 300 ZX 12 photos
Photo: Instagram / Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz on Falcon 8XSwizz Beatz on Falcon 8XSwizz Beatz on Falcon 8XSwizz Beatz on Falcon 8XSwizz Beatz on Falcon 8XSwizz Beatz on Falcon 8XSwizz Beatz on Falcon 8XSwizz Beatz on Falcon 8XSwizz Beatz on Falcon 8XSwizz Beatz's Nissan 300 ZXSwizz Beatz's Nissan 300 ZX
September came with a lot of memories for DJ Swizz Beatz, who shared a look back at his first car ever – a Nissan 300 ZX. Now he thinks that it's "time to bring it back to life."
DJ Swizz Beatz, whose real name is Kasseem Daoud Dean, has a net worth of $8.5 million as of 2022. The DJ, who is married to singer Alicia Keys, has an enviable car collection that includes several limited-edition Ferraris. In his garage, you can find an Enzo, a Monza P1, a LaFerrari, a SF90 Stradale and a F8 Tributo.

Besides the Ferraris, he also owns models from other brands, like the Maybach 62 S, Aston Martin Vantage, a Lotus Evora, a Lotus Elise, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, a Morgan Aero SuperSports, and its coupe variant.

But he didn’t grow up rich, so his first cars were way cheaper than those he owns right now. In a new series of old pictures posted on his Instagram Stories, Swizz Beatz looked back at some of his early memories and even his first car – a silver Nissan 300 ZK. The DJ also wrote that “it’s time to bring my first car back to life,” tagging DJ Funk Flex.

The second generation of the Z-Series, the Z32, was introduced in 1990, and it came with a new design. It was powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine, which delivered 279 horsepower (283 ps) and 277 lb-ft (376 Nm) of torque to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.

He bought the car while he was still in school, and it was the first time he drove a car with a manual gearbox.

The series #ThrowbackTuesday pictures comes a few hours after he gave a tour of a private jet in which he added that he flew for 17 hours and you can see the photos in our gallery. The aircraft, a Falcon 8X, is an ultra-long range trijet, with the longest cabin. Built in 2019, it has enough seats for 14 passengers, with up to six sleeping places. And for a flight of 17 hours, it provided all the comfort Swizz needed.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Monica Coman
Monica Coman profile photo

Imagine a Wenn diagram for cars and celebrities. At the intersection you'll find Monica, putting her passion for these fields and English-Spanish double major to work. She's been doing for the past seven years, most recently at autoevolution.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories