1980 Datsun Z-Series

Datsun Z-Series 1980 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: United States
Make: Datsun
Model: Z-Series
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2
Year: 1980
Mileage: 92,422
Color: Burgundy
Engine size: 2.8 Liter
Power options: Air conditioning, Cruise control, Power locks, Power windows
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Red
Options: CD player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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This 1980 Datsun 280ZX has just one owner and only 92,422 original miles, aking it one of those great survivors that remind us what cars were like back then. Period colors, o modifications, nd lots of documentation mean this is a fun, ffordable collectable that probably has some upside in the coming years. There's no question that's original code 603 Maroon Mist paint on the sleek surfaces of this 280ZX, nd it still looks great. In today's collector car world, he very best survivors aren't cars that were simply stashed away and forgotten, ut rather cars just like this that have always had caring owners that kept them in top condition without being afraid to use them once in a while. As a result, t still looks great but may show a few bumps and bruises that come with age and use, nd there's no sin in that. But overall, his car looks pretty darned good, efying the passage of time. The paint has that soft gloss that was typical of Japanese cars of the period and the fit of the bodywork is typically high quality with good shut lines and excellent fit. Even the black rubber bumpers haven't been baked into a chalky gray mess by the sun. No, here's no question this car has always been someone's favorite.The matching red cloth has a bit of 1980s styling to it, ut man, ou can't argue with how well-preserved it is! The high-back buckets make it a legitimate 2-seater, nd the grippy cloth upholstery is a good idea in a car that encourages spirited driving. There are a lot of gauges, ncluding the Z's traditional trio of auxiliary dials in the center of the dash, nd they're all working as intended with typical Japanese precision. As Datsun's top-of-the-line model, ust about everything was included and this car offers features like A/C (still blows cold!), ruise control, nd power windows and locks, aking it a fine grand tourer even today. The radio is an AM/FM/CD head unit that sounds better than the original, nd it's just about the only part inside that isn't OEM. Everything else is very nicely preserved, ncluding the trunk area which includes handy tie-downs for your luggage.By 1980, he Z's engine had fuel injection for its 2.8 liters, aking it turbine smooth and impressively torquey. It looks like there's a lot going on under the hood, ut the SOHC inline-six is easy to spot and makes a wonderful baritone wail that's a big part of the early Z-car's allure. Again, hanks to the low mileage, his engine bay is in outstanding condition with factory equipment throughout. That means no questionable repairs or home-made remedies, ust OEM engineering and finishes to make it look and run its best. A professional detail would make it show-ready, nd even as it sits it runs and drives beautifully thanks to a full tune-up 300 miles ago. The 3-speed automatic transmission is a willing partner and perhaps a better match for the grand touring mission for which the 280ZX was built, nd the all-independent suspension remains agile when you need it and comfortable when you don't. There are also 4-wheel disc brakes and attractive factory alloys with 195/70/14 white-letter radials all around.These are really fun cars and while their day will surely come, ake advantage of this opportunity to get an incredible survivor at a bargain price. Call today!

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