1975 Datsun 280z Coupe 4-speed Non-california Never Wrecked on 2040-cars
Hinton, West Virginia, United States
Body Type:Coupe (NOT 2+2)
Engine:L28 2.8 litre inline six original to car
For Sale By:Private Seller
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: repainted white approx 1979...sun roof added
Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player
Drive Type: 4-speed manual rear wheel drive
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: White
Disability Equipped: No
Number of Cylinders: 6
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
Up for bid is this great platform for a ground-up restoration of a classic sports car...I bought this car used in 1980 with 40,000 miles on it...It had recently been repainted bright white and a one-piece glass sunroof added...The original color was a sort of royal blue metallic paint...The original interior vinyl was (and still is) white and the carpet, dash, conole, and etc are black...This car has NEVER been wrecked; not even the most minor fender bender...It is 90% original save for the white paint and sunroof...I have the original steel wheels and wheel covers that came on the car (of course they are included in the sale)... I have the original owners manual (sans cover), and the original ignition key...Also have the original jack, lug wrench, and wheel chocks...I replaced the Sanyo aftermarket FM/cassette player that was in it with the proper unit from Datsun... The engine runs fine and is all stock; it has never been mucked with save for necessary repairs, ie. new water pump, radiator, clutch slave cylinder, new injectors, new vacuum line harness, and new coil...The oil and filter was changed about every 2500 miles using Castrol GTX 10W40 and Datsun factory filters...The spark plugs were changed yearly using the proper NGK plugs recommended for the car...Of course the air filter element was changed frequently as well (Datsun factory part)...The biggest problem with the car right now is that the clutch plates are frozen up and the car cannot be moved without starting in gear or towing...Before I parked it I had installed hard urethane bushings throughout the front end and new McPhereson strut cartridges all the way round, as well as new black rubber bumper pieces, so they're not dry rotted and crumbly...It's now wearing some very spiffy Gotti-look faux modular wheels (I never could afford to spring for BBS's...The rear hatch glass was intact a year ago but was the victim of a lawnmower-thrown rock that spiderwebbed the glass and it is now crumbling (boo-hiss!!)...The door handles are stuck and no longer operate from outside, you have to go in through the hatch...there are certainly rust issues but they are mostly surface...The floor pans of, course, are bad and need replaced...This car was garage-kept and babied for the first ten years or so that i had it, but a growing family forced me to use it as a work car...I had always intended to totally restore this car back to "Awesome" status (do any of you remember "Awesome"?), but finances and a place to work always prevented it...It hurts to sell what was once my "pride and joy", but I must!! I'd love to see someone take it that can restore it to its original (or more enhanced) glory...If you have an idea to put the ubiquitous small-block Chevy engine in it, please don't tell me! I couldn't take it! (Besides these cars were built to be BALANCED in all attributes right down to the tire size, aspect, and inflation, and it'll already bark the tires in all four gears!!) For those potential bidders who've seen this add before, the moron who was high bidder last time did not read the instructions or the description or even research how far it is from West Virginia to Fresno, CA (where he lives) and simply reneged on the deal...He's a BAAAADD Ebayer!!
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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:04:00 EST
There's an evergreen debate among auto enthusiasts about whether they would prefer to have the latest and greatest car of today or a certified classic from yesteryear. What if you had to further define that, though, and the choice was between a brand new 2015 Subaru Legacy or a turbocharged Datsun 240Z with a hatch that wouldn't close? Roadkill aimed to find out that and more in one of its best videos to date.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:02:00 EST
According to the hosts, Subaru came to them, handed over some money and challenged Roadkill's project cars against its latest Legacy. The result is every bit as good (or better) than any automotive-themed show you could find on television.
Things start simple with a figure-eight race in a rodeo arena with the Subaru taking on Roadkill's 1968 Ford Ranchero, originally built for ice racing. From there the Legacy races a 1968 Dodge Charger with no windows around and off-road rally stage. Finally, the Subie goes head-to-head against the Rotsun, the aforementioned turbocharged 240Z, through an abandoned neighborhood. Plus, there's a bonus drag race challenging them all.
When Tata introduced the Nano back in 2008, everyone was amazed at how cheap it was. They called it a game changer, but no game was changed. In fact, it took Tata five years to sell the 250,000 units it had the capacity to build in a single year. As it turns out, even buyers in what economists call "developing markets" like India aren't necessarily interested in buying an ultra-cheap automobile. And now it appears that Nissan may be falling into the same trap.
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:30:00 EST
A little over a year ago, Nissan revived its old moniker Datsun to serve as a budget brand - similar to what ally Renault did with Dacia. Its lineup (consisting of models like the Go hatchback, Go+ minivan, On-Do sedan and Mi-Do hatch) is largely based on old architecture, packaged with little more than basic equipment and sold at rock-bottom prices. But Bloomberg reports that, even in the brand's core markets like India and Indonesia, the new Datsuns haven't been selling.
According to local industry figures, Datsun has sold fewer than 10,000 units of its $5,100 Go hatchbacks in India since its introduction back in March. Maruti Suzuki, by comparison, sells twice that many of its similarly priced Alto hatchbacks every month. In fact, after peaking in April, Datsun only sold 607 units in India this past July, dipping 77 percent to drop below even the number of Nanos which Tata sold that month.
Nissan's Datsun nameplate revival will begin with two models bound for the Indian market. Nissan has released sketches of a five-door hatchback based on the Micra (codenamed K2) and a top-down view of a hood that could potentially be from a sedan.
The company's press release says all will be revealed on July 15 in New Delhi, India. The Datsun lineup will be first offered in 2014 to that country's ride-deprived residents as well as Indonesia and Russia. Later in 2014, South Africa will join the list.
We've heard Nissan plans for Datsuns to share platforms with company-owned Lada. In January, we heard the projected price tag could be around $3,000 USD to compete with Chinese imports. The official press release (which can be read in full below) says nothing about either of these reports, however.