1982 Datsun 280ZX Coupe 2.8 I6 5 Speed Manual Classic Vintage Collector

Price: US $16,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: --
  • Year: 1982
  • Mileage: 169497
  • VIN: JN1HZ06S8CX436353
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 2.8 I6
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1982 Datsun Z-Series --

Building off of the success of the first generation of Z cars, the 280ZX made numerous improvements that lowered the center of gravity, reduced drag, and improved high-speed stability. For the street, the car became more of a GT car that was comfortable and easy to drive. On the race track, Paul Newman and Bob Sharp racing were winning races and Paul promoted the cars in a series of commercials. Check this one out. A nice respray... in its original Burgundy Mist Metallic paint looks great. It is a beautiful color with a nice shine that really highlights the smooth lines of the car. Up front, eliminating the old grill and splitting the air with the new bumper gave the car a clean new look and made a big difference in efficiency. Air for the radiator is fed in from below while a NACA duct and vents in the hood admit additional cooling air to the engine compartment. Removable T-roof panels give you the option of open-air motoring when the weather is nice and the roofline flows down over the hatch which gives great access to the large rear luggage area and really makes these cars practical to use as daily drivers. A tan pinstripe runs from front to rear along the upper fender lines and the back of the car brings all the lines together nicely with horizontal lines on the taillights and Datsun 280ZX badge on the back edge of the hatch. Open the door and you will find a Red and Burgundy interior that is comfortable and invites you to climb in and take it for a drive. A long one if you have a mind to. Because these second gen cars moved a bit away from the raw sportscars of the early Zs and toward a sports luxury, or Grand Touring orientation. The seats are comfortable and pretty dramatic looking in Red cloth, but also hold you firmly in place for spirited driving. A beefy Grant GT steering wheel feels good in your hands and the shifter for the 5-speed manual transmission rising from the center console is just begging to be stirred around. The dash is stock with the speedo on the left and tach on the right flanked by the fuel and temp gauges. Oil pressure, voltage and a clock are set high on the dash in the center angled toward the driver. Ventilation controls are under them which include those for air conditioning and the factory FM/Cassette stereo is below them. Pop the hood and you will find that torquey 2.8-liter in-line 6-cylinder motor nestled down in a neat and clean engine bay. The air filter scoops up cold air at the front and directs it through the fuel injection systems air flow meter and then on to the intake. The aluminum valve cover is embossed with Nissan as these were the transition cars while they switched from Datsun to Nissan branding. Signs of good regular maintenance include fresh plugs and wires along with a new battery. Power flows back through that 5-speed transmission to the rear differential and out the wheels through new heavier duty half shafts. Revised suspension settings for these cars included different spring rates and sway bars. Up front, a new power rack and pinion system provide tons of fun on the backroads while power 4-wheel disc brakes insure that you can haul this car back down to a stop in hurry. The rubber meets the road through 205/75R14 tires all around mounted on factory 6-spoke aluminum wheels. A true GT car. Comfortable, fast, fun to drive. Come on down and check this one out.