1976 Datsun 280z: Fully restored, 35K miles, Ford 302.
- Condition: Used
- Make: Datsun
- Model: Z-Series
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 35,940
- VIN: HLS30271414
- Color: Red
- Engine size: Ford 302 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Safety options: Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
- Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
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1976 Datsun Z-Series
1976Datsun280z with Ford 302 and automatic transmission.
Body: The car was repainted approximately one year ago. The paint and body are in very good condition, weatherstripping and emblems are new. The undercarriage and frame rails are solid. The body has approximately 38,000 miles on it.
Interior: The interior is mostly original and in very good condition. The floors have been insulated and new carpet was installed.
Engine: 1989 Ford 5.0 from a mustang GT. The engine was rebuilt and modified. The carburetor, fuel pump, intake electronic distributor, water pump, mini-starter, battery, aluminum radiator, electric fan and alternator are new. The engine has approximately 3,000 miles on it.
Transmission: 1989 Ford A.O.D (automatic with overdrive) from a mustang GT. The transmission was rebuilt and modified with stall converter and shift kit. A new B&M shifter is installed in the stock center console. The transmission has approximately 3,000 miles on it.
Exhaust: Block hugger headers with 2 ¼ inch custom dual exhaust merging into 3” single exit exhaust. The exhaust sits in factory position with a polish magna-flo muffler.
Lokar stainless steel cables were used for the throttle and AOD transmission. Fuel lines were replaced with braided stainless steel (larger diameter) and an Edelbrock billet aluminum pump was mounted in the factory location.
The brake rotors, calipers, pads, wheel cylinders, brake hardware and brake shoes have been recently replaced. The steering stem and rack and pinion bushings were also replaced.
The car is an excellent drive, no issues with overheating and operates great at highway speed with overdrive. Car handles better than it did on stock drivetrain. Vehicle is ready to drive cross country, at 60 mph it sits comfortably at 2,000 rpm. All lights work, both interior and exterior.
The vehicle does not have air conditioning, as it was not equipped on the vehicle from the factory.
Yes, it is very fast. Its an extremely light car with a modified V8. It runs like a modified 5.0 mustang, but weighs approximately 800 pounds less.