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For Sale: 1978 Datsun 280Z
in Salinas, California

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Description
 
SHOW QUALITY CAR. "ONE OF A KIND" 1978 DATSUN 280Z RESTO-MOD. ORIGINAL OWNER. Completely restored (frame off) and custom modified with up-to-date upgrades. This was the last year that this sleek body style was made before the 280ZX models came out in 1979. The exterior is stock. Restoration took 12 months to complete. EVERYTHING NEW INSIDE AND OUT. CUSTOM MIXED PPG PAINT - Nassau metallic blue (including engine compartment). Interior color is black. BRAND NEW ROTA 16" X 7" CHROME WHEELS and BRIDGESTONE POTENZA RE960 REVO AS TIRES, NEW STOCK 1983 FUEL INJECTED 280ZX NISSAN ENGINE, 4 speed manual transmission, Mustang 11 power rack and pinion steering, EIBACK SPRINGS, CUSTOM BORLA stainless steel exhaust system, power brakes, brand new air conditioning unit, RECARO fabric seats, MERCEDES carpet, MOMO steering wheel, CUSTOM POWER STEERING, CUSTOM ELECTRIC POWER WINDOWS, CUSTOM remote lock system (keyless entry) with alarm, custom stereo - KENWOOD car CD receiver/cassette unit with rotatable/detachable face and remote control, 10 CD changer, extensive sound insulation, LOJACK SATELLITE LOCATOR. ONLY 24,106 miles on NEW engine since 13 yr. old restoration. Also includes car cover with mirror pockets, custom sun guards for front and back hatch window, touch up custom paint. All receipts included from 1978, owner's manual and dealer sticker which was posted on the outside window when it was on showroom floor. A 10 page itemized list of all restoration work done on the vehicle is also available. Only driven on weekends. Car always covered and protected in garage. Never driven in the rain and always hand detailed by owner. Never put through a car wash. Drives better than first day driven from the car dealership in 1978.

In this owner's opinion, the 280ZX style was squatty looking and less desirable than the classic 1978 280Z which looks similar to the 1967 Ferrari 275 Berlinetta body style, one of which sold for $1,250,000 at the Mecum Auctions in Monterey, California on August 13, 2010. This COLLECTOR car receives compliments everywhere. People rave that it is "THE MOST IMPECCABLE 280Z THEY HAVE EVER SEEN." Former 280Z owners comment that they wished they had never sold their cars after seeing this 280Z. Insured as a collector car by Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance. Also have an appraisal report from Classic Auto Appraiser in Los Angeles.

THIS IS THE CAR TO BUY TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION.
It's like a brand new car with the classic Datsun 280 Z exterior body.

DOWNSIZING and "want to find a good home and serious, appreciative collector to pass on this pampered unique classic TO PRESERVE FOR POSTERITY".
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$59,000
or best offer
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Salinas, CA
Zip
93906
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
23,106 on new stock 1983 280ZX engine since 2002

Year
1978

Vehicle Category/Style
Sports Car

Convertible
No

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Corvette Nassau Blue (slight metalflake)

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Mint

Interior Details

Color(s)
black

Seat Material
Cloth

Accessories and Customizations













Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior
Mint

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
V-6

Engine Size
3.0 LITER, 6 CYLINDER

Engine Features and Modifications


Engine History
Replaced

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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