It didn’t really matter to Mohamed Amir Eller that the 2003 Nissan 350Z had endured a wreck. After all, he got it for a good deal. But, more importantly, he just liked it. “There’s just something about them,” he admitted.
Initially, Eller was just content to have a Z. Having put only 250 miles on it since October of last year (it only has 24,000 on it), he really didn’t have any plans whatsoever to do anything else with the car other than add a kicking sound system from Car Stereo Warehouse (Charlotte, North Carolina).
“The only thing I wanted to do was put a radio in it,” Eller said. “But, when I got to the store, Carlos Watson was working on a Navigator, and it was something special. So, I told myself, ‘I’ll let this dude do something with my car.’ I told him I wanted it wild and pretty. And every time he’d call me, he’d add something different. ‘You wanna add this? You wanna add that?’ I was like, ‘Go ahead!’ I’m happy with it. It’s a crowd-stopper.”
Happy? Eller was more than happy. He couldn’t believe they could do that to a car. “There is so much crap in that car, so many buttons, I don’t even know what they do. They do something, but I don’t know; they light up, too. Carlos knows, but I don’t know,” said Eller bursting into laughter.
Eller works at a paint and body shop, and, almost immediately, he painted the car to match his Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa. This was nearly 32 hours before the DUB Show rolled through Charlotte.
“You could still probably smell the paint on it,” said Eller, laughing. “It hadn’t even been cut and buffed yet!” Not only was it the Z’s first show, it was Eller’s first car show—ever—and he was simply amazed at the number of people that showed up. “The DUB Show was badass,” he exclaimed. The show, being the Z’s debutante ball, attracted a considerable amount of attention, which made Eller laugh. “Everybody was around that car at all times. I was just sitting back, just looking, ‘Damn, that’s my car!’”