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
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
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
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!!!
1979 Datsun 280ZX
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