This 1990 Nissan 300ZX is part of the new great class of vintage
cars that comes with a rev-happy modern multi-valve motor and
plenty of modern conveniences. But since it has crossed the 30-year
threshold, it also eligible for classic car insurance. And when
it's as nicely presented as this T-top example, it also has earned
its spot on the show field.
Everyone loves a Z-car, and when this generation first hit the
scene in 1990, it made a big impression. The rounded design almost
looked like Nissan was doing impossible things with sheetmetal. And
the profile of this shorter wheelbase model is always more popular.
It has that perfect low-slung sportscar style that made it a true
exotic (heck, even Lamborghini eventually borrowed the headlight
design.) It really looks fantastic in its correct Aztec Red. This
looks like the factory paint, and it has been so well looked after
that even over a quarter-century later it still gives you a bright
radiance in the sunshine. It's this exceptional level of care and
preservation you see over the whole car, right down to the factory
16-inch alloy wheels that look like they've never done battle with
a curb. That's what you get on a car that has averaged less than
1,400 miles annually.
When you climb inside, there's little doubt that this car was for
drivers. The bucket seats hold you in place during spirited
driving, but remaining comfortable for long-distance hauls, too.
Yours even power adjusts to the ideal position. Just like the
exterior, the interior is in exceptional condition. So you'll find
few signs anyone ever sat in these seats or even rested a foot on
the carpeting. The dash is low, giving excellent sight lines. All
the controls are at your fingertips, many as close as the edge of
the instrument panel. As Nissan's flagship, this Z came with loaded
features like power windows, power locks, power steering, cruise
control, and a Bose stereo system now upgraded with an AM/FM/CD
deck. You know you want to take off the T-tops and cruise this Z
all-year round, and that's no problem thanks to the automatic
climate control that includes air conditioning.
The 3.0-liter DOHC V6 is a truly marvelous motor. With 222
horsepower on tap, this fuel-injected, multi-valve powerplant loves
to rev, and it makes a wonderful guttural growl at full throttle.
And you are in complete control of this full power and its dual
exhaust symphony thanks to the five-speed manual transmission. This
one appears to remain fully original in this low mileage coupe's
ultra-tidy engine bay. Not only is this well-preserved, but also
part of the appeal of a sports car like this is it fires up as
reliability and has the same everyday usability as any other
Nissan. So this is the classic with daily driver sensibilities. But
when you're ready for fun, the fully independent sports suspension
and four-wheel power disc brakes instantly remind you how the Z-car
is a true all-around stunner.
Complete with owner's manual, this is the new class of vintage
sports cars where you get everything you want, including classic
car respect. So when it looks this good and priced so right, you
know you need to hurry up and call today!