48,000 Mi. One CA Owner Auto T-Tops 100% Original Immaculate N/R No Reserve!
- Make: Nissan
- Model: 300ZX
- SubModel: Coupe
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Coupe
- Year: 1988
- Mileage: 48,502
- VIN: JN1HZ14S9JX273802
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 3.0L 2960CC V6 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1988 Nissan 300ZX Coupe
Presenting this stunning and original,
48,602 Original Miles
NO RESERVE PRICE!
- Original, Rust Free, CA Car
- Only One Mature Owner
- Original Paint, Interior & Drive Train
- 48,602 Original Miles & Zero Accidents (See Vehicle History Report)
- Factory Glass T-Tops W/Sun Shields & Storage Bags
- Automatic Transmission
- Power Brakes, Windows, Locks, Tilt & Cruise
- Original AM/FM Cassette Unit W/Power Antenna
- Original Owner’s Manual
- Original Dealer Delivery Paperwork
- Original Carpet Floor Mats
- 3 Original Keys
- Newer Radials W/Original Alloy Wheels
- Ice Cold A/C
- Newer Battery
- Recent Dealer Tune-Up
- Always Garaged
- Much More!
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For over 40 years, Nissan “Z Cars” have been collected by enthusiasts all over the world.
Similar to theoriginal 240Z and 280ZX, the completely redesigned 3rd generation 300ZX became one of the most exciting high-performance sports cars of its time.
Not only was the 300ZX a sensible alternative to European exotics, it also became an aspirational car for a new breed of import enthusiasts who found the 3.0 liter V6 extremely easy to tweak for massive increases in horsepower.
In the past 5 years, we’ve seenvalues on1st and 2nd generation Z’sclimb through the stratosphere-well into the 5-digit price range.
Following this trend, experts agree that over the next 5-10 years, original, pristine3rd generation300ZX'sare expected totriple in price.
Sadly, original 3rd generation ZX’s have largely disappeared.
Because they are great highway commuters, most were driven into the ground while others were eaten alive by the merciless rust cancer.
Among tatty survivors, most were modified and raced by the new generation of “Fast & Furious” juveniles but they will never be the same,
'cause a car is original only once.
Nicely preserved, original examples, true survivors that have never been restored, never needed restoration are highly sought after today.
They are the ones true collectors lust for.
It’d be a nice surprise to find an original example of the species that, despite being nearly 3 decades old, still sparkles and shines like the day it rolled off the showroom floor.
The most likely place to unearth such a rare gem would be Southern California, with its mild climate and large number of sports car enthusiasts.
Such an amazing find is the miraculously well preserved 300ZX presented for auction here!
In September 1987, VIN *JN1HZ14S9JX273802* left the factory gates in Oppama Kanagawa, Japan.
On May 8th, 1988 it sold new at Quality Nissan in Huntington Beach, CA to a mature woman who always lived in the affluent suburbs of Anaheim Hills in Orange County.
Here is the original California title “Pink Slip” issued on June 26th 1988.
This 300ZX has certainly led a charmed life.
Always keeping the car garaged andpampered, she treateditlike her one and only child - never leaving the golden state
Let’s take a closer look now, top to bottom, inside and out.
This wonderful Z car is as nice and as original as it gets.
Aside from the rear bumper, the car is still wearing 100% of its factory applied paint.
It never suffered from neglect or corrosion and is as virginally preserved as one could hope for.
The tapered front end, low hoodline and retractable headlamps blend into integrated bumpers.
Removing the T-Top roofs transforms this GT into an open-air experience; yet it’s carefully engineered aerodynamics minimizes bustling wind at higher speeds.
Please, keep in mind, it's 28-years-old and there are some small imperfections:
Namely a few brush-touched scratches and rock chips in isolated places and one notable dent on the rear corner.
As you can see, there’s nothing to lose sleep over.
Most importantly, there is absolutely NO evidence of rust orcollision damageor any other mishap that would cause the enthusiast sleepless nights.
In fact, the immaculate body, trim and undercarriage not only speak volumes about the loving care this ZX has received but underscores its Southern California provenance.
Laser straight panels and uniform gaps confirm its originality.
This Series 3 could serve as a true "reference car" at Z Club gatherings.
A straight body is a hallmark of unmolested originality.
All rubber seals are in tact with zero cracking and the original paint has kept its deep luster.
Always garaged, you won’t find many cars of this vintage in such outstanding, original condition.
Surveying the car's straight and smooth coachwork today, we marvel at every minute detail.
In fact, withlittle preparation, this fine example of the marque could be proudly displayed at a local car show or Concours d'Elegance.
With 4 nearly new Kelly Charger radials mounted to original 15” alloys, wheel detail is amazing.
Speaking of detail, let us stress how straight the body is, how glossy the paint: if you wouldn't know differently, you'd think to be looking at a 8-year old, not a 28-year-old car.
This one is that clean!
While we’re down on one knee, let's take a close look underneath.
More important than shiny paint is a healthy undercarriage.
This original, unrestored ZX presents itself free of any kind of damage or corrosion.
Newer suspension componentsand exhaust show the car has been well serviced above and below.
There are no leaks or drips…
...onlynormal seepage from a 30-year-oldundercarriagethatwas neversteam-cleaned or undercoated.
Everything below isundamaged and tight!
We'll inspect the interior next, shall we?
The ZX’s interior presents itself 100% original.
From the plush carpetto thevelour bucket seats; everything is in a wonderfully preserved state without any tears or stains.
From the 6 foot+ driver to pint-size pilots; every body type will enjoy extended trips in this bucket seat with lumbar adjustment.
Sun visors, headliner and glass T-Tops are superbly preserved as well.
Both T-Tops are lockable and are easily removed by pulling the release handle.
This cockpit communicates the intoxicating look and feel of the quintessential 80’s sports car--the last really good one, if you ask the experts.
Supple, leather-covered steering wheel still feels new with no cracks or dryness.
The fascinating array of gauges, switches and buttons, including automatic climate control, cruise control, power windows, mirrors and door locks all actually work; including the clock.
And the 48,602 miles are actual!
The original AM/FM 4-speaker audio system with cassette (how modern!) takes a while to warm up but sounds great, even when traveling at speeds well above the double nickel.
The factory Air-Conditioning still blows ice cold.
In the glove box, you will find the original Owner’s Manual from 1988.
The door panels, shifter and center console all show zero wear.
Original dash top is pristine with zero cracks or warpage.
From the carpets to the headliner, this immaculate, original interior is testimony to a highly pampered, low mile ZX.
Alright, let's lift the hatch and check out the rear storage compartment.
Inside the spacious rear cargo area is enough room for both his & hers suitcases and golf clubs.
Both sunshades for the T-Tops and original storage bags can be seen here.
Original jacking equipment (never used) is preserved under the carpet.
Original space-saver spare tire and wheel are also included.
A picture says more than a thousand words: this all originalcargo areais clean!
Okay, let's check out the engine.
Raising the front hood reveals the silky smooth, V6 power plant.
This is a numbers matching drivetrain and is 100% factory correct, right down to its ancillaries, decals and markings.
The fuel injected, 3.0-liter V6 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission brings this ZX to perfection.
The engine starts quickly, idles very smoothly without any smoke or unusual noises.
It's a bullet-proof drive train, built with long distance touring in mind, certainly provides more than sufficient agility to prevail on any U.S. highway.
Working A/C compressor seen above.
Newer DieHard Battery
Beyond routine tune-ups & services, thousands of dollars were invested over the years into preventative maintenance.
No wear item was left unattended.
As a result, this ZXis mechanically as strong as it is cosmetically.
Speaking of cosmetics, let us stress how straight the body is, how glossy the paint: the car actually looks better in person than in these photos!
This elegant ZX runs, drives, handles, and stops excellently.
The transmission shifts imperceptibly smooth.
No overheating, smoke, nor untoward noises spoil the incredible fun.
Characterized by turbine-smooth power delivery from idle to redline, the 300ZX experience is singularly exciting.
The roomy cockpit, featuring all the modern amenities such as power assisted steering, power brakes and air conditioning, contribute significantly to the joy of piloting this Series 3 Z.
Handling in this Nissan is SUPERB with no rattles, shakes, shimmies or pulls. The brakes always stop the car in a straight line without a hint of fading.
Overall, one could not envision a more satisfying, stress-reducing workout than a weekend getaway in this sexy machine.
All in all, this Nissan ZX is a thoroughly convincing performer and a joy to drive!
Here is a prime opportunity to acquire a fully-equipped, healthy, rust free, original, Series 3 ZX rapidly becoming one of the World's most collectible automobiles.
She's the proverbial California car; even 28 years old, she performs amazingly and looks as sexy as ever.
To find another one like it would be nearly impossible, to restore a lesser one, a tedious and expensive undertaking.
There's but one stumbling block on the way to ZX heaven: Immaculate, 100% original, one owner, low mileexamples almost never come to market.
All the more reason to watch this one closely.
Hands down this is the best Gen-Three300ZX you’ll ever find and with no reserve, will sell to the winning bidderthis Monday.
Presently, we have a clear, CA Title to complete transfer here in CA and a Smog Certificate will be provided for local transfer.
CA license and registration fees have been paid through May 2017.
Local sales tax and a $15 transfer fee only applies to residents in CA
About The Seller
Exeter Enterpriseshas been in business for over 30 years and isa CA licensed and bonded, eBay seller.
Check out the feedback from other eBay members who have purchased from us in the past.
We pride ourselves on our lengthy (though accurate) descriptions and detailed photos.
Pre-purchase inspections are welcome and encouraged throughout the 7-day auction period only.
For those of you who need to fly in, we can provide transportation from John Wayne International (SNA) Airport. LAX is 40 miles away. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance.
We are happy work with cross-country or oversees shippers.
About This Auction
Because this is a 28-year old car, it is being sold in AS-IS CONDITION and comes with absolutelyNO WARRANTIES EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.
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Please note that all sales are binding and final.
Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding.
Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it, but obligates you to complete the purchase!
A $1,000 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close... NO EXCEPTIONS.
Certainly one of the finest Nissans in the nation and appreciating daily, the car is offered here with No Reserve.
What a great opportunity to purchase a prime example ofan acclaimed Gran Turismo, the immortal 300ZX which is sure to remain an outstanding investment for the winning bidder and a joy to drive for many years to come.
Thank you, good luck and HAPPY BIDDING!