1978 280z Turbo, Stroker

Price: US $12,500.00 Item location: Wheaton, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • Trim: Turbo
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 129,000
  • Engine size: L6 Cylinder
  • Transmission: 5 Speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Options: Leather Seats, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1978 Datsun Z-Series

Up for sale is my 1978 280z with less than 130,000 miles. I bought the car from the original owner over10 years ago and have been diligently restoring it ever since…brings me back to my high school days (my first car was a 1978 280z). But life has gotten in the way…recent divorce and the subsequent fallout mandates the sale. I hope my car end up with the right owner that will complete as I intended (no reserve auction with opening bid at a fraction of what I have invested as listed below without labor).

What has been done: Rebuilt Stroker Turbo engine, pgraded Z32 5-speed Transmission and Z31 LSD differential and reconditioned/ upgraded suspension. The LSD clutches were upgraded w/ thicker clutch plates for about a 80 lb/ftbreakaway which clunks/ chatter a bit when cold (comes with original clutch plates if you chose to return to stock).

What’s remaining: Body work (nothing major), ain, arpetreplacement and interior clean-up.

Engine (over $4000 invested):
L28E (N42/N42) bored 3.1L (Stroker w/ LD crank)
Turbonetics t3/t04E Stage 3 Exhaust Turbine Wheel
JWT z31Tuned ECU w/Cobra MAF and 420 MB Injectors (Pallnet fuel rail)
N42 intake w/240SX 60mm throttle body, -inch FMIC w/ 2.5-inch piping and stock turbo exhaust manifold
3-In Exhaust w/ Magnaflow

External Engine Oil Cooler

Water Injection System
Drivetrain (over $3000 invested):
Z32 5 speed w/ Spec II clutch, 31 r200 LSD w/CV's (Modern Motorworks billet adapters), idanza Flywheel
4 Wheel Disc Brakes (Toyota 4 piston calipers front w/ cross drilled rotos all around)
Power Steering (operates flawlessly), EM Steering Wheel inlike new condition
Suspension (over $2500 invested):

Urethane Bushings all around

Eibach Springs w/ Tokico illumine 5 way Adjustable Shocks

Motor Sport Sway Bars (front and rear)

Strut Tower Bars (front and rear)

Rota RB 15x7 w/ 225-50 Falken Tires

Mazda Miata Seats (fully adjustable on OEM tracks)