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1981 Datsun 280zx Turbo Automatic Prisitne Condition Inside & Out - Daily Driver on 2040-cars

US $8,800.00
Year:1981 Mileage:129000 Color: Silver /

San Ramon, California, United States

San Ramon, California, United States
Engine:2.8L V6
Vehicle Title:Clear
For Sale By:Private Seller


VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: JN1CZ04S8BX604780
Year: 1981
Interior Color: Blue
Make: Datsun
Number of Cylinders: 6
Model: Z-Series
Trim: ZX Turbo
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: RWD
Options: T-TOP
Mileage: 129,000
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
Sub Model: 280ZX TURBO
Exterior Color: Silver

Pristine Condition - Engine, Interior and Exterior, 100% stock, No Modifications

I purchased the Z from the original owner in Modesto, CA (the last photo in listing is a photo of the original owner).  This is my first classic sports car and it has been one of the most fun, reliable vehicles I have owned.  I've driven it 2-3 times a week since I've owned it, turn-key and reliable  The timing belt, battery and all hoses were changed by the original owner, A/C blows cold with K&N Air filter.  The only upgrade I added were the headlight covers and replaced the headliner which is a brand new grey headliner to match the original, I also had the Z oil changed about 2 weeks ago with Mobile One Full Synthetic 10/30 doesn't need to be changed for 5K miles.  This Z runs and handles better than any car I have owned.  The Turbo gauge kicks in and the car performs just as you want on the freeway.  The Z takes 87 unleaded gas, which I get only at Chevron or Shell.  Under the T-Top is DynoPad installation so the car stays cool.  The photos don't lie, this car is truly a beauty.  Recently, I had it at a car show, and one of the judges said for the car to be all stock original, its one of the best examples of an 1981 he has ever seen and if there was a Datsun or Nissan classic category for its originality and condition, I would have won best of show hands down.  From the attention you get while driving, you would think you are driving a new corvette or audi, it gets that much attention.

Also included are the t-top bags under the rear mat as well as one of the original California license plates, the original owner said the other plate fell off the car when he owned it.  The Z passed CA smog test and is registered through May 24, 2015.  Comes with Chilton's Datsun Z and ZX Shop Repair Manual from 1970-1982 and original receipts and paper work from original owner.  Tires are brand new with only 5,000 miles on them (4) 215/60R-15 Defender $159 per tire with tubeless valve stems and wheel balance, total cost 762.87 installed and purchased at Les Schwab.  

  • Datsun Specs:  2.8L V6, 180HP, 0-60 in 7.4 seconds.  

I am listing the car locally, so if it sells I will remove the ad from Ebay. 
Any questions feel free to message me and if you have 0 feedback, please do not bid.
Be the lucky one and buy this car!
Good luck!

On Sep-22-14 at 10:31:37 PDT, seller added the following information:

Z has only 129K original miles and I am the 2nd owner.    

On Sep-22-14 at 13:29:02 PDT, seller added the following information:

Paint is original and in excellent condition, no tears or rips on seats, interior is solid.

On Sep-22-14 at 19:56:02 PDT, seller added the following information:

California car its entire life, absolutely no rust at all, car always garaged and meticulously maintained.

Tire brand is Michelin Defender tires: ranked 5 out of 5 stars.

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