Numbers-matching fuel-injected power, a loaded interior, and a
terrific color combo - this 1979 Datsun 280ZX has an attractive
performance classic car pedigree. And there's just something in
Datsun's secret formula with the Z-car about how it all works
together so well. It makes this the classic coupe that's one of the
easiest to enjoy in modern times.
Datsun was going upscale with the Z in this era, and the paint
package here shows it. The two-tone Gold and Mahogany Metallic is
expertly intertwined. In fact, there's even a distinct orange
pinstripe to serve as a dividing line as the colors flow up the
long hood/fender together. It's part of a high quality respray done
later in this car's life. But enough time has passed for it to age
in, and the two-tone is the ideal 1970s style, so that some people
may even suspect it's original (we won't tell the secret if you
won't!) Regardless, you'll love how the metallic element radiates
in the sunshine to show off the Datsun's iconic curves. This one
really gets the details correct, right down to the well-fitting
sheetmetal and artful 14-inch alloys. Plus, there are some nice
subtle upgrades, like the tinted windows and the headlight covers
that gives this a hint of Jaguar E-type style.
The upscale feeling of these later Z-cars continues when you open
the door. You get a pair of plush velour seats with a center
console in-between. The sports steering wheel gives you a clear
view to the large speedo and tach, so this is a great place for
grand touring comfort. A premium sports car like this came with
plenty of factory options like power windows, power locks, and
AM/FM/cassette stereo. The factory air conditioning is now blowing
cold with modern R134a refrigerant, and so it's easy to enjoy this
coupe even in the summer.
The fuel-injected 2.8-liter motor is why this one is always calling
for the open road. This is the numbers-matching unit and it shows
fresher components from good care. In fact, we were given some
notes stating this was with a long-term first owner and was
recently given a fresh tune up. The way it fires up and runs
affirms a lifetime of proper upkeep. This SOHC inline-six has a
legendary smoothness and rev-happy nature that helped establish
Datsun/Nissan as an exciting brand of cars. Out on the road you
experience the harmony of the three-speed automatic transmission,
fully independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. It's a
true touring coupe.
The sale comes complete with terrific paperwork, like the owner's
manual, warranty booklet, service manuals, and a long maintenance
record. This is a well-respected two-tone classic in the rapidly
appreciating Japanese classic sports car field. So you know this is
a great Z-car you need in your garage. Call today!!!
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