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
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.
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