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For Sale: 1980 Datsun 280ZX
in Lithia Springs, Georgia

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Streetside Classics
Streetside Classics
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
866-979-7536
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Description
 
This 1980 Datsun 280ZX has just 20,540 original miles. Think about that: someone bought themselves a brand new, top-of-the-line sports car, and then barely drove it. As a result, however, you can own a really exceptional Z-car with legitimate survivor status. Theres no question thats original blue paint on the sleek surfaces of this 280ZX, and it still looks great. In todays collector car world, the very best survivors arent cars that were simply stashed away and forgotten, but rather cars just like this that have always had caring owners that kept them in top condition without being afraid to use them once in a while. As a result, it still looks great but may show a few bumps and bruises that come with age and use, and theres no sin in that. But overall, this car looks pretty darned good. The paint has that soft gloss that was typical of Japanese cars of the period and the fit of the bodywork is typically high quality. A white pinstripe highlights the kick-up behind the door and even the black rubber bumpers havent been baked into a chalky gray mess by the sun. No, theres no question this car has always been someones favorite. The matching blue and gray interior has a bit of 1980s styling to it, but man, you cant argue with how well-preserved it is! The high-back buckets make it a legitimate 2-seater, and the grippy cloth upholstery is a good idea in a car that encourages spirited driving. There are a lot of gauges, including the Zs traditional trio of auxiliary dials in the center of the dash, and theyre all working as intended with typical Japanese precision. As Datsuns top-of-the-line model, just about everything was included and this car offers features like A/C (still blows cold!), cruise control, and power windows, making it a fine grand tourer even today. The radio is an AM/FM head unit that still sounds decent, and just about the only piece in here that isnt OEM is the headliner, which was recently replaced. Everything else is bright blue and very nicely preserved, including the trunk area which includes tie-downs for the removable T-tops. By 1980, the Zs engine had fuel injection for its 2.8 liters, making it turbine smooth and impressively torquey. It looks like theres a lot going on under the hood, but the SOHC inline-six is easy to spot and makes a wonderful baritone wail thats a big part of the early Z-cars allure. Again, thanks to the low mileage, this engine bay is in outstanding condition with factory equipment throughout. That means no questionable repairs or home-made remedies, just OEM engineering and finishes to make it look and run its best. A professional detail would make it show-ready, and even as it sits it runs and drives beautifully. All the factory stickers and markings are there and the stuff you see smeared on top of the shock towers was put there by the factory; another important detail that future restorers would like you to preserver. The 3-speed automatic transmission is a willing partner and perhaps a better match for the grand touring mission for which the 280ZX was built, and the all-independent suspension remains agile when you need it and comfortable when you dont. There are also 4-wheel disc brakes and attractive unmarked alloys with 195/65/14 BFGoodrich radials all around. These are really fun cars and while their day will surely come, take advantage of this opportunity to get an incredible survivor at a bargain price. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 2095-ATL
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$15,995
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Lithia Springs, GA
Zip
30122
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
20540

Year
1980

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Blue

Interior Details

Color(s)
Blue

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

 
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