The new class of Japanese classic cars is starting to get red hot,
and the 1993 Nissan 300ZX convertible has all the best features.
It's a loaded triple-black drop-top, and you control the wonderful
fuel-injected motor with a five-speed. So there's nothing in the
way of you enjoying this affordable modern classic.
This generation Z-car looks like a shark on land with the
flush-mounted headlights and sleek sheetmetal. But there's more
there than just aggression. The precision-built body still retains
great lines. It's what you get with a well-respected two-owner
example that has only averaged about 2,700 miles annually. It's
finished in a desirable black that retains a glossy finish in the
sunshine. This is believed to be the original application, and it
has that kind of premium luster that reminds you these were
expensive machines. And while cars from this generation used
form-hugging designs instead of brightwork trim, the factory
16-inch alloys have a pristine look to really radiate from this
full blackout body.
The black convertible top fits snugly in lace, and when you take it
down, the rich and dark look continues inside. The paint, roof, and
interior make up the triple-black package that always makes for a
valued classic. This one really has a race car inspired feeling,
right down to the well-integrated roll hoop that adds rigidity. You
and your passenger get nicely bolstered bucket seats that were more
recently recovered, and now include a custom 300ZX contrast
stitching. Yours even power adjusts to the ideal driving position.
The dash is low, giving excellent sight lines. All the controls are
at your fingertips, with many as close as the edge of the
instrument panel. As Nissan's flagship, this Z came loaded with
features like power windows, power locks, power mirrors, driver's
airbags, and a premium AM/FM/cassette stereo w/CD. And because you
know you want to enjoy this drop-top long into the summer, the
R134a air conditioning is blowing nice and cold.
On a car so well preserved this far, it's great to see a very stock
appearing powerhouse. In fact, it's believed to be original to the
car. 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.
These engines proved to be quite hardy, and while they respond well
to modifications, this one remains stock and tidy - like a maturely
maintained sports car should. In fact, 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. Still, the moment you feel
like hitting the open road, the fully independent sports
suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and grippy BF Goodrich gForce
Comp 2 tires remind you instantly how the Z-car is a true
It's amazing this well-presented and loaded drop-top sports car is
so affordable. That's why you know you need to hurry on this deal.