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1981 Nissan 280ZX Non-turbo

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Manufacturer: Nissan
Model: 280ZX
Year: 1981
Type: coupe
Color: blue/silver
Mileage: 280,199
Engine: inline 6 cyl
Transmission: 5 speed
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: blue/gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Nissan 280ZX Non-turbo for sale

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  • 1981 Nissan 280ZX Non-turbo
  • 1981 Nissan 280ZX Non-turbo
  • 1981 Nissan 280ZX Non-turbo
  • 1981 Nissan 280ZX Non-turbo
  • 1981 Nissan 280ZX Non-turbo
  • 1981 Nissan 280ZX Non-turbo
  • 1981 Nissan 280ZX Non-turbo
  • 1981 Nissan 280ZX Non-turbo
  • 1981 Nissan 280ZX Non-turbo

 OMG! Years ago. when I was told these cars will go 3 or 400. 00 miles IF they are taken care of. oil changed regularly. etc. I didn't believe it.   I got this car with 166. 00 miles on it and today it's at 280. 99.   It doesn't smoke. it doesn't use any oil. it just goes and goes.   I bought it about 15 years ago.   It had sat for 8 years prior to that.   I got it going and drove it several years. and then did some body work and painted it.   Thinking it was a two year paint job. I gave the car to my son who then took it to Florida. where he works. After a couple of years. I got the car back and went through the interior. seat covers. carpet. dash cover. (these dashboards are terrible about cracking and deteriorating). and after 3 or 4 years of all-day-in-the-sun-in-the-parking lot-at-Disney World the dash cover has shriveled up and is trying desperately to get out of the sun (notice around the glove compartment). so a new one of those would be in order.   The rest of the interior is still very nice. except where some f*!(%ing cat clawed the back of the seats.   (But since you can't really see it from the front. . it's 'not really there'!) (I'll post some pictures of the bad stuff when I have daylight again).

Last month I drove it from Orlando back to Oklahoma. 1200 miles. without ANY problems. although it WAS an adventure!.   there's lots of road noise. unbelievably. there's no cup holder(?!). nbsp; the cruise control doesn't work. no instrument lights. your foot gets wet if it's raining. no working AC (tinted windows help though). no working radio. (something in the wiring). nbsp; the turn signal canceller doesn't work. etc. (however. the instrument lights did come back on once I got back to Oklahoma and stopped at the grocery store).   but those little idiosyncrasies are all fixable and are all the things that make owning and driving a good-looking 36-year-old  280 (Japanese Corvette) that much more challenging and fun to drive.  

Just before returning the car to Oklahoma. a new clutch kit was installed and while it was apart. some leaky seals replaced.   The 4-wheel disc brakes will literally stop the car on a dime. and the fronts were completely redone (calipers. hoses. etc. ) within the past year. Tires are still good. Glass is all good. power windows go up and down. (and although there's a small rock ding in the windshield. it's one that can be filled).   I never have replaced the u-joints. so I'm sure they'll need looking at.   All this car really needs is some attention to a bunch of little things. none of which will really keep you from cruising!

I'll be 70 next month. and in spite of that. I've been building a 1950s style hot rod roadster. I'm restoring an old army jeep and I have 3 other cars (1999-2006) that I look after.   I've finally decided that this one needs a new owner/caretaker.   It's an absolutely great running. good looking 36-year-old vehicle. It's what I refer to as a "15-mile-per-hour car".   At 15 mph it looks (and runs and sounds) like a new sports car.   Get up close to it and you see the little chips and nicks and bends. scratches. 36 years of wear and tear. nbsp; and USE. but it still looks really good. This car is a 'too-much-fun' DRIVER!   It drives and stops like a go kart. and the interior is nice enough that your wife/girlfriend will probably get into it.   willingly! . No Reserve. so. bid away!

OK.   I have added some more detailed pictures.   Engine compartment. seat backs. old bondo cracking on rear deck. rough spots on fenders. etc.   As I stated these are all things that can be fixed/touched up. I'm also including an official Datsun service manual to help out the new owner.  

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