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For Sale: 1985 Nissan 300ZX in Charleston, South Carolina

Vehicle Description

Year: 1985

Make: Nissan

Model: 300ZX

Type: Turbo

Details: Original, unrestored survivor

Engine: 3.0 L FI Turbo-Charged V-6

Transmission: 5 Speed Manual

Mileage: 133,511

Stock#: 3751

Price: $12,900/offer

Nissan only built a total of 12,045 1985 300ZX Turbos and most of them had automatic transmissions and non digital dashboards because of the higher MSRP. This car is an unrestored, original survivor with 34 years of patina. Car still shows mostly original paint. Still has original collapsable spare tire which has never been on the ground. Still has the original Nissan floor mats. Runs and drives nice - Just installed a new set of 4 all-seasons performance tires for the spring driving season. Car has the normal bumps and bruises from 34 years of use but over-all shows nice. Never been in an accident and never been smoked in. No rips or tears. NEVER BEEN MODIFIED OR MESSED WITH.

For an MSRP of just over $19,699 (that's about $46,500 in 2019 dollars), the 1985 Nissan 300ZX Turbo had excellent performance numbers for the price tag. 200 horsepower in a 3,139-pound car was hot stuff in 1985, a year in which the $24,873 Corvette had 230 horses moving 3,088 pounds and the $21,440 Porsche 944 offered 143 hp in a 2,675-pound car.

California car when new (1985 - 2010)

  • Perfect CarFax report

  • Loaded with factory options

  • T-Bar Roof with Security Locking

  • 133,511 Actual Highway-Driven Miles (less then 4,000 a year)

  • 3.0 L Fuel Injected Turbo-Charged V-6 Engine

  • Factory turbo hood scoop

  • Full drive-train service (including timing belt) done 13,000 miles ago

  • 5 Speed Manual Transmission

  • Electronic Full Digital Dash 

  • Electronic compass and G-meter

  • Electronic HVAC system (blows cold air)

  •  Power Windows and Locks

  • Power Brakes

  • Power Steering

  • Tilt Steering

  • 3-way adjustable sport suspension

  • Electric Mirrors

  • Digital Kenwood HD AM/FM/XM/CD w/ Automatic Electric Antenna

  • Multi Function Vocal Warning System (yes, the car talks to you!)

  • Rear Window Wiper/Washer Arm & Defroster

  • Deluxe cloth Adjustable Sport Seats

  • Performance Sports Steering Wheel

Car and Driver, November 1983 

ENGINE (1985 Turbo Model)
Type: SOHC V-6, iron block and aluminum heads
Displacement: 2,960cc (
Bore x stroke: 87 X 83mm
Compression ratio: 7.8:1
Horsepower @ rpm: 200 @ 5,200
Torque @ rpm: 227-lbs.ft. @ 3,600
Turbocharger: Aiir-cooled, integral wastegate, 6.7 p.s.i.
Fuel system: Nissan ECCS electronic fuel injection 

Type: Five-speed manual 

Type: Hypoid, semi-floating, open
Ratio: 3.54:1 

Type: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion 

Type: Four-wheel hydraulic disc, power assist
Front: 10.8-inch vented disc
Rear: 11.4-inch solid disc 

Wheelbase: 91.3 inches
Overall length: 170.7 inches
Overall width: 67.9 inches
Overall height: 51.0 inches
Curb weight: 3,050 pounds 

0-60 mph: 7.1 seconds
1/4-mile ET: 15.1 seconds
Top speed: 137 mph (limited)

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1209049
  • Price:$10,900 (OBO)
  • Location:Charleston, South Carolina
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Nissan
  • Model:300ZX
  • Exterior Color:Gold
  • Interior Color:Gold
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-6
  • Odometer:133511
  • Fuel Injection:Yes
  • Turbo:Yes