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1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)

Sale price: $11,990.00 make an offer

Car location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: datsun
Year: 1978
Mileage: 35,832
Engine: 2.8 fuel injected inline 6 cylinder
Transmission: automatic
Trim: 2 seater
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z) for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.5) based on 390 votes
1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z) Photo
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z sport ZED coupe (240Z, 240SX, 260Z, Nissan 300z, 350Z, 370Z)

 1978 Datsun 280Z

"The luxurious personal car for two. beautiful. powerful. and roomy. The Datsun 240Z looks. drives. and rides like GT cars costing thousands more. " (1970 Datsun commercial)

When this car arrived on our shores in 1970. everyone noticed. Next to today's "look-alike" cars. the Z remains just as distinctive as it did four decades ago.

With this listing is a chance to get behind the wheel of the last original. "virgin" Z's. an opportunity that is becoming increasingly rare.

Features:

Head turning styling. br> 2. 8 liter fuel-injected 6 cylinder engine. br> Chain-driven overhead camshaft. br> 4-wheel independent suspension. br> Hitachi AM/FM push button radio. br> Factory AC {needs recharge). br> Rare 3 speed automatic transmission.

Unique Features:

35. 32 original miles. br> One owner since new. br> Always garaged. parked during Minnesota winters. br> Original clearcoat paint finish. fantastic gloss. br> Original flawless dashboard (worth $1500-2000). br> Original glass. no scratches. br> Flawless vinyl seats and original black carpet. br>Factory-installed hatch window louvers. br> Near-new Goodyear Eagle tires (minor flat spots from 4 years of being parked). br>
To restore vehicle to near showroom finish. 2 rust chips were recently touched up (on left fender arch and area below driver's door mirror) as well as several rock chips in rocker panel area.   Original PPG paint code was used for perfect match while preserving the "originality" and integrity of the factory clearcoat finish.   (Black crap on passenger side rocker pinch weld is original spray-on undercoat. )
Mechanically. engine runs smoothly and transmission shifts crisply. no leaks. rattles. overheating. or smoke. All current maintenance has been performed. affording any new owner a fine road trip home.

Non-original components:
6- brand new Borg Warner fuel injectors. fuel filter. battery. muffler. rear brake cylinders. and a few hose clamps.

Sale includes:
2 original keys. factory owners manual. original registration documentation. spare tire. and tool kit.

Not included:

Hidden frame or body damage. rust. or bondo under layers of paint.
Hideous dash cracks under a cheesy overlay. br> Funky wheels. br>Rear seat. br> Disgusting Batmobile wings. or
Redneck racing V8.

1978 MSRP $8878.
2013 NADA value $4270 to $18. 00.


What you see is a true representation of a rare "virgin" car and the vehicle is ready to be driven anywhere without worries. To bid with confidence. seller will make the vehicle available for a pre-paid inspection at local shop of buyer's choice. Winning bidder must make non-refundable $500. 00 paypal deposit within 48 hours; balance due at vehicle pick-up.

I can appreciate one's apprehension about bidding on an "unseen. "unheard. "undriven" car half way across a continent. (My new rust-free Florida S10 work truck which was supposed to be an "8 out of 10" was a 6 that needed a bungee cord to hold it in 5th gear for the1600 mile trip home last week).
As an ASE-certified mechanic representing the original owner. I have tried to present the car as honestly as possible with my description and photos to assure any potential buyer that you will not be disappointed  when you see. hear. and drive this car.

Please contact me if you have further questions.


Thanks for your interest. you have good taste .
Jon
651-636-1138




From a May 2013 exhibit at Kline Nissan. This Z "returned home" same Datsun/Nissan dealer. 35 years later.
She still looks great next to her younger 370Z "brother. "




















































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