Beginning in the 1960's Datsun realized that there was a large demand for affordable sports cars which they initially answered with the small four cylinder "Fairlady" roadsters. Mainly introduced to compete with British and Italian cars of the time. Next, Datsun took it to another level by offering its new GT model in 1970; the 240Z which dominated the SCCA C production class for 10 years. Dubbed the Porsche 911-beater. In 1975, to keep up with strict federal requirements, Datsun introduced the technically updated 280Z with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and a slightly larger engine than the 240. At a time when sports cars were were choked by emissions, the 280Z actually still performed very well while staying more efficient than ever before. In 1981, the turbocharged 280ZX was introduced which added even more horsepower bumping it up to 2.8 liters. The manual transmission offered by Nissan at the time was not strong enough for the added torque of the turbocharged engine, so no 1981 Turbos were offered with the manual transmission in 1981.
Offered here is a superb original example of a 1981 Nissan 280ZX Turbo with just 46,000 original miles from new. Sold new in Connecticut, this car has had just two owners from new. Featuring its paint in attractive colors of blue with silver and original cloth interior, this 280ZX is a time capsule. Mechanically it runs and drives very well and the automatic transmission shifts as it should. As you accelerate the turbo gives a very distinctive whine that really makes driving this 280 a blast. The engine compartment is very clean and the T-tops are crack free. Overall, this is a great looking fastback 6 cylinder turbocharged GT for not a lot of money. These are becoming much more appreciated and a low mileage example is seldom seen. This would make a great addition to a sports car collection or could be a really nice daily driver. Contact us today for more information.