For Sale: 1982 Datsun 280ZX in St. Louis, Missouri

$38,900

Vehicle Description

Spectacular condition!

Incredibly original!

Just released from the Peterson Automotive Museum collection

Only one previous owner

Spent its whole life in Southern California

Only 31,916 actual miles

Gorgeous and desirable color combination

Meticulously maintained

Recently serviced

Performs like new


Options include:

Factory air conditioning
Factory tinted glass t-tops
Power windows
Power 4-wheel disc brakes
Cruise control
14” alloy wheels
White letter tires
AM/FM cassette stereo


Excellent documentation includes original window sticker, purchase paperwork, owner’s manual, tools, service records, Peterson Museum display card, California blue plate and more

Quite possibly the best example that can be found on the market today!

A collector’s dream!

The Datsun 280ZX launched in 1979 and was the introduction for second generation of Nissan “Z Car.” A more refined version of the previous models, the ZX featured upgraded suspension and steering. While the previous Z Cars focused on more of a performance experience the ZX dialed up driver comfort with a high end audio system and more comfortable seating. The 280ZX was also the first Datsun to feature the Nissan subscript on the badging and was a successful rally car with several being raced by legendary drivers such as Paul Newman. Today the Z Cars are noted with really bringing the fascination of the Japanese sports car to American car culture and original examples are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts across the globe. 

The 1982 Datsun 280ZX Coupe featured here is finished in gorgeous Regatta Red with an impeccably kept original grey interior. This magnificent motorcar is most likely the finest example that can be found on the market today. It was just released from the private collection of the famous Peterson Automotive Museum in Southern California where it has remained since it’s original owner donated it to the museum after over 30 years of ownership. To date, this 280ZX has only traveled from 31,916 miles from new and is extremely well documented with its original window sticker, owner’s manual, service records, original California license plate, Peterson Museum display card and much more. We are proud to offer this incredible Datsun 280ZX to the most sophisticated collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates this iconic Japanese Sports Car. This is an incredible opportunity to own one of the best examples in the world at an investment price. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. This is an incredible opportunity to own one of the best examples in the world at an investment price. Buy with confidence; you will not be disappointed.

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-999424
  • Price:$38,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1982
  • Make:Datsun
  • Model:280ZX
  • Exterior Color:Regatta Red
  • Interior Color:Grey
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:31916
  • Stock Number:406789
  • Trim Level:Coupe
  • VIN:JN1HZ04S4CX441407
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Cloth
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • Cassette:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive