1982 Datsun Z-Series ZXT TURBO
1982-83 Datsun 280ZXT Great Christmas Gift.... This is practically a brand new car, no rust, only driven in summer mostly weekends on nice days. I am the third owner of this car. It has lived in Atlanta and Denver with the first owner for 18 years and then in Sheboygan WI until now. In all these places it has never been driven in snow/salt and has always been garaged. I avoid rainy days as well. The second owner a retired airplane mechanic and flight instructor did the following: He bought the car in 200, it was a normally aspirated automatic (280ZX) with an excellent body and frame.He also bought a rusted 1983 280ZXT 5 speed. The transplant and restoration began winter of 2000 in a heated hangar and continued for about 2 years. He put the good stuff from the ZXT into the 1982 ZX and now it is beautiful first generation ZXT car. The car was repainted with all glass, emblems and trim pieces removed. A brand new windshield was installed. Motorsports Aero II front rear air dams and side skirts were installed along with acrylic headlight covers. It was painted with a Volkswagen Reflex Silver Paint which really pops if it is sunny or not. Many moldings and chrome were replaced and a new aftermarket hood installed Upholstered seats with new vinyl covers and a new carpet was installed. Digital dash was installed as well as the complete wiring harness system so everything would work with the turbo ECU. He did not want the auto temp system and all its problems so he retained the standard system. It works great and the A/C is cold.Boost meter was moved to the drivers pillar together with a mixture analyzer. A volt meter from the 280zx inserted in the factory boost meter position. He installed a Panasonic CD/Radio in a handmade wood panel along with a Rampage 250 watt amplifier under the pass seat. He mounted Jensen speakers in a modified rear panel and additional speakers on the top of the rear shock towers. New speakers were installed in the original front positions The turbo engine had good compression and plenty of power, but he replaced the timing gears and chain and chain tensioner. Replaced front and rear engine seals. A K&N cold air intake system replaced the original air filter. Replaced the ignition module on the coil and installed a re-manufactured optical distributor. New fuel injectors installed with o rings etc. New plugs, cap, rotor and wires. The Turbocharger was overhauled. The Clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing and pilot bearing replaced. New Front and rear seals were installed on the transmission. Hydraulic clutch cylinder was overhauled. New tie rod ends and ball joints. Urethane bushings in front control arms and front and rear sway bars. All brake calibers overhauled and new disc brakes installed on all 4 wheels along with wheel bearings. New emergency brake cables installed.New rubber seals installed in the T-top and doors. T-tops have the screw in shades and travel bags. He replaced the analog dash with the digital instrument panel and he installed a electronic chock that is integrated with the cars computer. Power antenna, mirrors and windows. Voice warning system that lets you know if a door is ajar. The quartz clock is also a stopwatch/clock. It has a push button digital warning display that checks all lights, tail lights, and antifreeze/water. I bought it from the second owner 2 years ago and this past year I had the radiator, radiator cap, water pump, thermostat, upper/lower hoses, belts, fan clutch, 4-new white letter tires installed. All owners used premium gas and oil with ZDDP Zinc and a good anti-drain oil filters. Mileage 144,00 (this mileage is actually 10K less but the original speedometer would not fit in the replacement electronic dash) this I was told by the second owner who did the restoration. I can not prove this but it didn't matter to me when I bought it as the entire car and motor was practically redone. Always garaged and never driven in snow or rain by all 3-owners. I have a perfect score on eBay and this is the third vehicle I sold on here. I do not sell junk or fixer uppers. I have to say that I never had so many people compliment me on this car and I've owned a Porsche, Lexus and a Mercedes convertibles. The previous owner had many trophies from car shows that he attended, I like car shows but not showing at them. I'm selling it to buy a Lexus convertible from a friend for comfort/fit and an automatic transmission. Cons: There is a small oil leak on the bottom of the motor, nothing significant. There is a slight ticking noise at â€œcoldâ€ start up but goes away in a half minute or so and sometimes no tick at all. Thanks for looking I have the car for sale locally and reserve the right to end this ad at anytime. A nonrefundable $1000.00 deposit is required. If you have a low score on eBay get a hold of me before bidding.