1982 Datsun 280ZX Turbo - Jim Wolf Tech 350hp Kit - Two owner vehicle since 1982

Price: US $200.00 Item location: Troy, Michigan, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • Year: 1982
  • Mileage: 79,693
  • VIN: JN1CZ04S2CX626467
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1982 Datsun Z-Series

1982 280ZX-T
79000 miles
Turbo — Jim Wolf Tech 350hp Kit
Autopower Roll Bar
NOS 75hp Kit

The following write up was provided by a friend of our seller who not only personally worked on the car, but has known the owner and the history over many years:
In the early 80's when domestic automakers were wondering how to make a high performance V8 engine work with current emissions controls this 1982 Datsun 280ZX Turbo delivered amazing performance for the dollar. And while the familiar resemblance is instantly recognizable the 280 ZX Turbo was a big step forward delivering perhaps the biggest bang for the buck in the late 1980s. This incredibly well preserved 280ZX Turbo has had only two owners since 1986 and it's obvious that the care was loved and cared for.With that turbo motor and cool two-tone paint it's arguably the most desirable of all the 2nd generation Z cars.
The finish looks good given its age and the paint technology of the time and there's just no question that this car has been very well maintained and babied since it was new. There's no evidence of major damage or repairs and the car overall has a lovely patina that is a hallmark of all genuinely original cars. The doors open and close properly the hatch fits tightly without any squeaks or rattles and the big hood with functional NACA ducts latches with a gentle push instead of a slam. Trim pieces are in equally good shape with no signs of fading from exposure to the sun and all the brightwork (what little there is) remains bright and shiny. The gray interior remains in very good condition throughout from the carpets which show only light use to the seats that show only modest comfort marks in the high-wear areas. The foam underneath remains comfortable and firm and doesn't feel brittle as it does on many cars of this vintage. There is also an Autopower 4-point roll bar. The gauges are all big round and legible with auxiliary gauges in their own separate round pods in the middle of the dash a 2-car hallmark that continues to this day. The original radio is still installed. Options include factory A/C power windows and cruise control and T-tops are a very desirable feature on these cars. And you'll also note that this 280ZX Turbo remains a true 2-seater and not the less desirable 2+2 that was part of the same 1979 redesign. The engine is a smooth-revving and great-sounding turbocharged 2.8 liter inline-six that is directly descended from the engines that powered the famous early Z cars. The horsepower wars were apparently back in a modest way so Nissan engineers bolted a turbocharger to the silky smooth six to boost horsepower to 180. Performance for the time was impressive as only the Porsche 911 and BMW M1 were faster that year. There is a JWT350 Turbo kit installed with an HKS Intercooler and Pop-Off Valve. There is a Crane Ignition box and NOS installed. The same holds true underneath where it's clean and solid with no signs of structural rust or damage. The 5-speed manual transmission shifts easily while the all-independent suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes deliver high performance without a penalty. It rides on the original set of factory alloy wheels wearing newer tires. There are many experts who believe that the day of the Z car as a legitimate collectable is not far off. This 280ZX offers the ideal combination of excellent preservation and ready usability and the result is a car you can drive without guilt and show with pride. This is a privately owned used car, No Warranty expressed or implied

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