For Sale: 1979 Datsun 280ZX in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

A coupe like this 1979 Datsun 280ZX really knows how to turn heads. After all, the sleek design is truly iconic now, and this example has a freshly buffed style to maximize the appeal. Plus, you have a loaded interior and big investments in the fuel-injected powerhouse to make this Z-car that kind of classic that you can drive any/every day.

You can tell this has been a thoughtfully-kept classic. It's in everything from the way the panels fit to the light hint of metallic in the updated black paint. This Datsun was even freshly buffed to let the shine highlight the crisp body lines and long hood with a power dome at the center. So it really has the right balance of a car that you can show and also not be afraid to drive. The upgrades are subtle but worthwhile. For example, the badging on the rear was deleted, and so you get a cleaner look to the hallmark fastback-style rear. And there's a nice set of bright alloys. The Minilite style fits well with the car's era, and the Z center caps make them look stock. So it all contributes to a nice overall theme to this car. It wants to be sleek and distinct, but it also never wants to stray too far from the classic style that makes it an icon.

This is the second generation of Datsun's Z-car, and they updated it to be a true sports car that was also more luxurious. You can really understand that feeling in this setup that remains highly original everywhere from the 280ZX floormats to the smooth dash. There may be a few details you may update if you favor perfection over originality, but this one impresses with how it even gets the little things right, including the working dome light. It's also appealing because this is filled with great factory features like power windows, an armrest center console, an electric rear defogger, and cruise control. These are joined by nice updates like an AM/FM/CD stereo and provisions for R134a air conditioning (it likely needs a recharge as it is blowing cool but not ice cold.) A pair of well-contoured bucket seats, a sports steering wheel, and full gauges with a large speedo and tach remind you that a classic Z knows how to be a great driver's car.

The engine bay is one of the freshest around. You can tell there has been a solid investment in new components all around this 2.8-liter inline-six. The current owner even claims the electronic fuel injection system was properly serviced. And while that means everything looks good, the real benefit is about having a strong and smooth powerhouse. Out on the road, you experience the harmony of the three-speed automatic transmission, fully independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes that create a terrific grand touring feeling.

Complete with the owner's manual, this 280ZX has been given the right investment so that you can enjoy it at any time. So if you love being distinctive the moment you arrive, you know you need this classic Z. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Datsun 280ZX
  • Listing ID: CC-1632575
  • Price: $29,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Datsun
  • Model:280ZX
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:10487
  • Stock Number:3692-TPA
  • VIN:HS130155328
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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