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1982 Datsun 280ZX



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1982 Datsun




Engine Size
2.8 I6
5 Speed Manual
13,200 (Actual)
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The market for classic Japanese import sports cars are really heating up. We first loved them for their reliability, and now that nostalgia has set in, we want to re-capture that old magic. So it's especially important to find a loaded survivor-grade example like this 1982 Datsun 280ZX.

The mileage on this Z-car is believe to be accurate. That means it has averaged less than 370 miles annually. There would be more miles on this car if all we did was take it from our showroom and go to lunch in Palm Beach once a year! It's that kind of little use, combined with high respect that creates a stellar survivor. The Diamond Silver Metallic paint is believed to be original, and it still radiates a huge luster in the sunshine – so you know this is a garage-kept baby. The body panels are exceptionally straight, so the protective black rubber strip looks like an unbroken line as it circles the car. Plus, this coordinates nicely with the black pillars, dark T-top glass, and black pinstripe to create a very uniform total package. And the derails on this one are great, too. You see it everywhere from the bright 14-inch factory alloys to the Datsun racing decals on the fender.

Open the door, and you see more evidence of this Datsun's pampered life. The gray cloth is well preserved on every surface – from the bucket seats to the carpeted trunk. The 280ZX was not only quick, but also comfortable. This means a long list of desired features, including power windows, power rear defogger, and cruise control - all in perfect working order. The stereo is an AM/FM/cassette model. There are so many adapters out there for modern music players that we think it would be a shame to spoil this unique atmosphere by replacing this very original integrated sound system. Of course, don't think we forgot about the T-tops! These are like magnets constantly attracting you to take out the glass and go for a wind-in-your-hair drive. Plus, thanks to air conditioning that's been converted to modern R-134a, it's even easier to cruise with the roof out even on a hot summer's day.

This car's original 2.8-liter motor provides silky smooth torque and a roar that is definitely reminiscent of the great sports cars from Europe. Thanks to fuel injection, it starts easily and pulls smoothly. Despite the complex-looking engine bay, these cars are rather easy to service, and parts are still plentiful. In fact, this one was recently serviced, including, a new clutch, full fluid change, new fuel filter, and fuel pressure gauge. Even new tires were added with the same type of Goodyears that this received when new. It's this level of care that reaffirms the kind of respect this 280ZX has received over the years. And so while the mileage is quite low, we also know you won't be able to resist adding to the odometer. After all, the five-speed manual transmission gives you full control over the motor. Plus, the power steering, fully independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes make for an unbeatable classic driving package.

An exceptional classic like this needs the right paperwork to back it up, and so the sale comes with the original window sticker, dealer invoice, title documentation, and service manuals. This kind of opportunity for a coddled classic doesn't come around very often, so call today!

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  • Rear Defogger
  • Power Windows
  • Cruise Control
  • Cassette Player
  • Seatbelts
  • Power Steering
  • Power Brakes
  • Fuel Injection
  • Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Heat
  • Cloth Interior
  • Air Conditioning
  • T-Tops
  • Defrost
  • AM/FM Radio
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  • Title Documentation
  • Service Manuals
  • Reproduction Window Sticker
  • Original Window Sticker
  • Dealer Invoice
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Exterior Color
Silver Gray Metallic
Interior Color
Light Gray
Front Brakes
Power Disc
Rear Brakes
Power Disc
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