For Sale: 1978 Datsun 280Z in Kentwood, Michigan

$29,900  

Vehicle Description

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to bring to market one of the finest 280z's out there. This clean 1978 example is finished in blue over a flawless black interior. Driving the 280Z is a dream with a tight 4-wheel independent suspension, power-assisted brakes, and rack and pinion steering. Datsun Z cars have an enormous following around the globe and are considered the entry-level collectible with the biggest future. Although their production numbers were high, their survival rate is low. Cars of this quality are becoming increasingly hard to find. So if you are looking for a clean low mile 280Z this is the car for you! Please call or email with any questions or for additional information.

Nissan released the Datsun 280Z model for the North American market in the 1975 model year. In a further effort to keep the S30 models sporting in the face of increasingly stringent U.S. emission and safety requirements, engine size was again increased, this time to 2.8 liters. The L26 engine was bored out 3 mm (0.12 in) to create the L28, and a Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection system was added. Canadian versions were uniquely equipped without the anti-smog components mandatory in the States. The model code is HS30, the same as for the original 240Z.
The 1975 and 1976 models continued to be fitted with the U.S. federally-required 5 mph (8 km/h) impact-absorbing bumpers that had been introduced for the mid-1974 model year of the 260Z. These bumpers were smooth-surfaced and blended into smooth black rubber extensions as they met the body of the car. The 1977 and 1978 models received bumpers with recessed channels added that blended into corrugated- or accordion-style black rubber extension trim. Also new for the 1977 model year, 280Zs no longer received the full-size spare tire, and instead had a "space saver" spare and a larger fuel tank. This resulted in a raised rear deck area made of fiberboard, reducing cargo space. In late 1976 and for most 1977-78 models, an optional five-speed manual transmission was available alongside the four-speed manual and the three-speed automatic options. It included a "5-speed" emblem on the left bottom edge of the rear hatch. For 1977 there was also an update from the charcoal-painted hubcap style (with a chrome Z floating in the amber center emblems) to a hubcap that resembled an alloy wheel, bearing a center cap with a chrome Z floating in a black circle.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including undercarriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Datsun 280Z
  • Listing ID:CC-1463117
  • Price:$29,900
  • Location:Kentwood, Michigan
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Datsun
  • Model:280Z
  • Exterior Color:Light Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:53398
  • Stock Number:BW2162
  • VIN:GHLS30118111

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GR Auto Gallery
4722 50th Street SE
Kentwood, MI 49512