1978 Datsun 280Z 2+2,One owner,Highly Documented, A MUST SEE!!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Datsun
- Model: Z-Series
- Type: 2+2 Coupe
- Trim: 2+2
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 140,559
- VIN: GHLS30118602
- Color: Burgandy
- Engine size: 2.8 L inline 6 cylinder matching numbers engine
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: 5 speed Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1978 Datsun Z-Series1978 Datsun 280Z 2+2 Description
1978 Datsun 280Z 2+2One owner residing exclusively in Dallas, exas Purchased new at George Grubbs Datsun in Bedford, exas 5 speed transmission Factory Air Conditioning Most documented Japanese car we’ve seen at Motoexotica 2.8 L inline 6 cylinder matching numbers engine Finished in it’s original shade of Wine Red metallic (611) and black interior Amazing overall collector condition
MotoeXotica is pleased to introduce another amazing Classic Datsun 280Z that is in amazing preserved condition. Yutaka Katayama, ather of the Z car, ould be proud to own this particular 280Z with its extensive documentation and history! This early manufactured 280Z was sold brand new with only 135 miles on the odometer on June 29, 1978 from George Grubbs Datsun in Bedford Texas to Sharon Corcoran. Ms. Corcoran used her tactical United States Air force experience, o carefully document every trip she took (configuring full ownership MPG at about 20 MPG over a course of 25 years), nd every repair preformed (from batteries, ires and shop repairs). Her extensive log books started in 1978 and diligently kept records for every time she drove the Z, ll the way up to 2005.
Recent professional respray of correct color,Wine Red metallic (code 611) and still in new show quality condition. All of the panels fit well. The doors open freely, o not sag and shut without problem. All the Chrome on the bumpers look great and also include the rare original accessory bumper overrider bars. All the aluminum trim is there, n great shape, ent free, ncluding the surrounding windshield. The chrome light bezels in the rear taillights are excellent with no hazing or pitting. Matter of fact, ll the lenses and other lights are great shape, nd defy showing their age. The wheels are a vintage set of 14 inch polished aluminum wheels, rapped in a nice set of 195/60-14 tires with deep tread and even wear.
The interior gets even better. The well preserved Black vinyl interior seems to be the original as all the textures and materials are correct. The seats, till retaining the metal back breathers, ooks as if normal wear and tear forgot about them and moved on to a different car! The carpeting fits well for an older car and shows no signs of shrinking, roding or discoloring. The headliner appears original The door panels are clean, nd the top sills are not dried out, orn or ripped from sun exposure. The dashboard is completely crack free, hich is unusual for a vehicle of the era and is extremely telling on just how well this Z was cared for by Ms. Corcoran.
Nestled nicely in this extremely tidy engine bay of this Datsun comes equipped with a Bosch L-Jetronic injection 2.8L inline 6 cylinder number matching engine, ith all the Zinc pieces looking factory fresh. Coupled with a optional 5-speed manual transmission, ear wheel drive, 4 inch alloys with B.F. Goodrich tires, ower brakes, ir conditioning, ear defroster and Jensen AM/FM cassette stereo. Also included is the original owners manual, tamped service booklet, nd pre-delivery inspection. And if that wasn’t enough, t even comes with original owner’s personal records journal covering, epairs, as mileage, il service and even tire mileage!!! One rarely witnesses this type of dedication given by a car owner, his goes much, uch further than just ownership!
Probably nowhere in the country will you find a more original 1978 Datsun Z as this Texas dry, ne owner example. With styling influenced from the seventies, his S30 will delight even the most discerning Import collector or enthusiast.
Manual transmission 280Z’s with factory AC are rare and it being a 2+2, ou can travel along with the in-laws or kids in tow… GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
Current mileage on the odometer reads 40,559. The car is being sold as is on a clean & clear title.
VIN: GHLS30118602Specifications Asking Price: $24,900 Miles: 140,559 VIN: GHLS30118602 Year: 1978 Make: Datsun Model: 280Z Title: Clear Warranty: No Condition: Used Options: Engine: Inline 6 Transmission: manual Body: 2+2 Doors: 2 doors Stock Number: 151119 Lot Number: Exterior: Bronze Interior: Black Video