eBay A fine example of the classic 280Z 2+2 in amazing preserved condition. I bought the car from a friend, the original owner in July 2018 and am not able to keep it, though I wish I could. This was always his second car. My friend is very particular about his vehicles, and drove this one mainly for pleasure and on weekends for a total of only 52,000 miles. Not driven in rain or snow. Has spent every night garaged, and for the last five years was not outside at all. Most amazing is that it still has that ‘new car smell'. Even has the 'starting instructions' tag still attached to the visor. Ziebart rustproofed when new, the only rust is on the drivers side lower rear quarter panel (shown in pics). An all original , matching numbers vehicle.
The body is straight as an arrow, the original paint shines nicely and is in remarkable shape for a 40 year old vehicle. Has never been in an accident. The glass is all original with no pits scratches or cracks. All chrome is shiny and in excellent condition. All exterior light lenses in excellent condition and do not show their age. The original wheel covers are perfect with no road rash.
Equipped with the Bosch L Jetronic Injection inline 6 cylinder matching numbers engine. Coupled with optional 5 speed manual transmission and ice cold factory air conditioning. AM/FM factory stereo radio. Power antenna. Rear window defroster.
The original interior is in new condition. The door panels, headliner and dash show no signs of wear. No cracks in dash or vinyl. Cigarette lighter and ash trays have never been used. All gauges including clock work as they should. The spare tire, jack and tool kit have never been used or removed from the vehicle.
Not driven for the past five years, the following services were just professionally done to return it to road ready status: New 195/70R14 tires and battery. New Clutch Master and Slave Cylinders. New Brake Master Cylinder. New brake rotors and pads. New Distributor/Rotor. New spark plugs and wires. New fuel injectors. Converted AC to R134 and recharged. New exhaust and muffler with chrome tip. Complete tune up and fresh oil change. The only thing that is not 100% is the power antenna, motor runs but the shaft does not extend, most likely due to a broken or unattached cable. Owners manual, Datsun Service Manual, Chilton's Repair Manual and other related documents included. Clear Missouri title. 2 original keys with vintage fob.
A more original, practically one owner vehicle at this price- and with this low mileage- may not exist. An identical model with 2K miles recently sold at auction for $49K. A better investment than a savings account, and a hell of a lot more fun.
Shipping cost to be paid by buyer. I will be happy to assist with transport company after buyer makes the arrangements. Or fly into Kansas City and I will pick you up at the airport.
Please contact me if you have questions.
|“Original time capsule. Freshly serviced. Runs and drives perfectly. The last year of the original Z car. Second generation. Fuel injection.” |
| Year: || 1978 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || 000000000 |
| Mileage: || 52,000 || Number of Cylinders: || 6 |
| Make: || Datsun || Transmission: || Manual 5 speed |
| Model: || Z-Series || Body Type: || Coupe |
| Engine: || Bosch Jetronic 6 cylinder || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Power Options: || Air Conditioning || Sub Model: || 2+2 |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Exterior Color: || Blue |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Interior Color: || black |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive |