1979 Datsun 280ZX
Original Datsun Z
Offered here is an extremely clean and garage-kept 1979 Datsun 280ZX 2-Door Coupe. The car has been maintained locally for many years and is now time for a new home. It is powered by the original 2.8L Inline 6-Cylinder motor mated to a 5-Speed Manual gearbox with RWD - the way a true sports car should be set up. The engine has been meticulously cared for with a new intake added for increased performance. It is a blast to behold and even more so to drive.
As the 240Z market continues to climb, we feel the late 280ZX Datsuns are the next collector cars, and you won't get much more collectible than this. The car is finished in factory original paint: Bronze Metallic over an original tan leather trimmed interior, which remains in excellent condition (be sure to check out over 100 photos on our website). All the books, stamps, stickers, tags, etc. are all there and the mileage is accurate at just under 65k. This is truly a timepiece and one of Japan's finest examples. The Datsun Z became legend with the 240 and this example will surely be the next one to climb in value. What stock market? Invest in an appreciating car! Call or e-mail for more information, or to make a reasonable offer. Thank you for looking.
History of the Datsun 280ZX: The Datsun 240Z was a game changer when in debuted in late 1969. Reliable, fast, and a bargain, the Z instantly redefined what a sports car could be. For British and Italian competition, it was like the comet that killed the dinosaurs. Like anything else, however, all good things must come to an end and by the late 1970s the original concept was beginning to run its course. The 280Z was essentially a 240Z with big impact bumpers and fuel injection. Datsun needed something newer and flashier. Enter the Datsun 280ZX in 1978. Sports car purists who watched the Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) Datsuns clean up were horrified. The ZX was a GT for the disco era with two-tone paints, T-tops, velour seats, and fancy stereos. It was certainly softer and less sporting, but it filled a niche well and like the 260Z and 280Z was available in a 2+2 body, which the ZX seemed to fill out better than the previous cars. Ironically, the 280ZX was raced successfully too in some cases by actor Paul Newman.