1978 Datsun 280z plug-in electric sports car

Price: US $9,500.00 Item location: Richmond, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: chrome
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 27,350
  • VIN: GHLS30113775
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: Netgain electric motor
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 2x2
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Datsun Z-Series

1978 Datsun 280z (Nissan) converted to plug-in electric.

A classic sports car that needs no oil, as, oolant or smog certificate.

This 280z is equipped with:

Netgain Warp 9” DC motor (less than 3,000 miles)

BF Goodrich Advantage tires (less than 2,000 miles)

Fiberglass racing hood (takes 50lbs off and allows full access under the hood)

Curtis controller 144 vdc. It was running at 120 volts using lithium iron phosphate batteries.

The batteries died but the battery management system is pretty new and can be used with a new set of similar batteries. The acrylic enclosure and binding straps for the batteries are also included.

The car is not running but with a new set of batteries it will be good to go.

I recommend Nate’s Green Garage in Berkeley, A. Nathan knows this car better than anyone and can give an estimate for the batteries.

The car charges overnight using a standard outlet but the charger also works at 220v for a faster charge.

As far as performance, ’ve driven it up to 90mph on the highway. The speed and range will be determined by your choice of batteries. Expect to get at least 30 miles on a charge. A steel trunk was installed where the gas tank used to be. I only had batteries under the front hood so there is a lot more room for batteries than what I was running. The range could be greatly extended by utilizing that space for batteries as well.

There are some extra parts like the stock mirrors, mblems, xtra headlamps, ash cover… The gas flap has been removed and smoothed over. The power cord is where the exhaust pipe would be.

The heater/defroster unit is very loud and not efficient. The interior needs work but mechanically, t is a nearly new electric car in a classic body. You will not find an electric 280z for less money.

Batteries not included.

Complements, ooks and blown minds are included.