280ZX Running Project MANUAL 5 Spd Low Miles T-Top

Price: - Item location: Menasha, Wisconsin, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • SubModel: 280ZX Manual T-Top
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 280ZX Manual T-Top
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 97000
  • VIN: JN1HZ04S2BX268775
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 2.8-Liter L28E Inline-Six 6 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Salvage
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1981 Datsun Z-Series 280ZX Manual T-Top


Here we have a nicely running and driving project car - It can be driven around withoutissue.No title is included -bill of sale only - should cover that right away. The drive-line is fully intact and the car runs nicely, shifts smoothly, stops great, and doesn't have any major noises from anything or any major leaks, just a bit of seepage from the oil pan gasket which doesn't really drip to the ground but can be seen in pics. There's a bit of rust where the transmission tunnel meets the front frame mount on the passenger side - shown in pics. Else-wisethis is a very solid machine, paint is a decent repaint with some blemishes here and there, and undercarriage looks nice. The bumpers, front & rear light covers, window glass, fuel tank, rockers, floors are all good. The painted alloy wheels were sourced from a 280ZX Turbo and look awesome.The interior shows wear, missing carpets, and an aftermarket cover over acracked dashboard.280ZX driver's seat is fitted along with a passenger seat from a 280ZX Turbo, with a similar turbo driver's seat also included in the sale.The center console features an aftermarket an air/fuel ratio gauge and Kenwood cassette stereo. The carpeted cargo area shows tears, discoloration, and malformed plastic panels.

The speedometer reads about 20mphwhen traveling 30MPH according to a GPS - I'm unsure if the speedo cable needs to be lubricated etc. The turn signals aren't flashing presently, not sure if it just needs a flasher relay or a grounding issue.The car has received a new clutch master cylinder, fresh coolant, and fuel injector hoses. The clutch engagement point is a bit closer to the floor from where it ought to be, perhaps corrected with pressure bleeding the clutch pedal or a new clutch slave. The charging system is good, battery is good, brakes are very responsive, all of the dash gauges are working nicely, windshield wipers are working. The T-Tops with their bags are in great shape and don't leak. The power windows work well.

The original owners manual and 2 keys are included, along with a separate driver's seat, another set of wheels, and other miscellaneous spare parts.

The car was acquired from a local estate sale auction without title paperwork so this sale is "for-parts/offroad use only", but documents from the auction will be included with the car if you want to apply for a title.

Overall a very solid running, driving,project car which could be enjoyed as is, or drive around while you shop for parts and do some more sorting out.


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