1975 Datsun 280Z
1975 Datsun 280Z
The legendary Z-car lineup has a history spanning more than 50 years. No fewer than six distinct Z-car models have been introduced and made their way to North America during that time, but when you take into account all of Nissan's sports cars, the brand has over 40 models available. The Nissan Z-car is one of the most legendary and celebrated sports car brands in the world, with a long history of ups and downs—but mostly ups. Previously sold as the Nissan Bluebird, the Z-car would come roaring onto the scene in 1969, in Japan, with the introduction of the Nissan Fairlady Z.
For consignment, a 1975 version of the 280Z. It's looking sharp in red, holding its clean lines, small chromed bumpers, long pony car hood and hatchback styling bringing up the rear. An original drivetrain is under the hood (2.8L I-6), and the interior is looking good…almost as if new.
Rust free steel is put together with nicely minded gaps, and we can note a respray due to fading. It was acquired from the New Mexico high desert and was completely dry. Overall chrome and trimmings as well as most of the panels are looking terrific, and nice and shiny. Badging is all good and correct from 1975, and glass is clear. We can see 300 mile Yokohama rubber on all 4 corners. New stainless-steel bumpers from F&R, harken back to the clean 240Z look of simpler times.
Opening the doors, we note some nicely done vinyl door panels in black vinyl. This flirts with a center panel in black textured tuck and roll vinyl and smooth black vinyl for the edges. Delineating the tuck and roll from the smooth panels is a thin piece of wood appliqué adding a nice warm highlight to the otherwise black doors. Black high back buckets float in a sea of black carpeting and have a nice black center console racing forward from the rear back carpeted hatchback storage area. Up front, the nice black padded dash uses a deeply embedded circular motif as its central design, which forms the housing for all the gauges including some peppering the very center of the dash on top. An original steering wheel fronts this dash.
Under the hood nested within a gaggle of wiring and hoses is the 2.8 Liter inline 6-cylinder power plant. It's looking in good condition from its exterior appearance. There is a 4-speed manual transmission on the back, and a 3.54 rear axle. All is the original drivetrain to this vehicle.
Some surface rust and plenty of patina surfaces underneath, all structurally sound and cosmetically looking original. Independent MacPherson strut suspension is on all 4 corners, and power disc brakes are on the front as power drum brakes adorn the rear. A new stock style muffler is now installed.
This sports car started easily, and it was off to the test track where it has nice acceleration, rail like handling, and quick bias free panic stopping. The interior is very comfortable and surprisingly roomy.
A 78K original mile example which has been worked with some new parts and an original drivetrain. The new parts include a new battery, muffler, power antenna, ignition switch, starter, differential mounts and shifter bushings. Recent tune-up and oil service. The body has no rust, and with the retro stainless simpler bumpers, the car has a nice sleek look. It comes with tire tools, jack and books. A Japanese pony car which gave all others here in the USA a run for their money, now classic and becoming collectable, right here in our hallowed halls of Classic Auto Mall!
L-Left Hand Drive
216895-Sequential Unit Number
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