The survivor label can sometime be used loosely, so make sure that you read the full info to understand just how truly preserved this 1982 Datsun 280ZX really is. It has only been in the care of one family, and there is a huge document file on this respected classic to goes back all the way to its first tank of gas! So while you love these Z-cars for features like the five-speed, T-tops, four-wheel disc brakes, and fuel-injected motor, this is also a two-tone survivor/stunner with a story to tell.
Datsun was going upscale with the Z in this era, and the paint package here was really proving it. The two-tone medium blue and platinum is expertly intertwined. In fact, blue and silver pinstriping are used effectively to draw added addition to elements like the power bulge in the hood and sporty curve of the profile. Not only do the records show that this car was born with this interesting color package, but also we believe this to be highly original. So it's a solid presentation that you proudly get to talk about its survivor heritage. The way a coupe like this remains so well preserved is because it has stayed in the same family. The consignor bought it off his niece (the original owner) about 20 years ago. In fact, this was sold only about an hour from our showroom and is believed to be a local car all its life. The well-respected attitude is seen over every inch. It's everywhere from the sporty slats of the rear window, to the way the doors close with the same authority as a new car. And those classic factory alloys give off a terrific shine.
The interior continues the two-tone style and its highly original presentation. It's a true premium machine with features like the leather bucket seats, power windows, cruise control, power steering, and AM/FM/cassette stereo. It's built to be a true sports car with tri-pod gauges high on top of the dash, a well-positioned stick shift, the grippy steering wheel that gives you a clear view to the large speedo and tach. We know you love those T-tops. They're easy to take out and secure thanks to details like the correct storage bags. And because the factory air conditioning is now blowing cold with R134a, it's easy to enjoy the open-air feeling of this 280ZX - even in the summertime!
The fuel-injected 2.8-liter motor is the heart of this Z-car's appeal as a driver's machine. We even have a $4k receipt proving this original motor was fully rebuilt in 2002. So while you'll like the tidy setup and upgraded polished valve covers, what you'll really love is how this feels on the road. The inline-six has a legendary smooth operation, and the five-speed manual transmission lets you take full control of its rev-happy nature. Plus, the four-wheel power disc brakes and fully independent sports suspension work in harmony to deliver an awesome experience behind the wheel.
The sale comes complete with terrific paperwork, like the original window sticker, bill of sale, owner's manual, service manuals, and a long maintenance record. This is a one-family (two-owner) two-tone Datsun of true classic distinction. So if you love the rapidly appreciating Japanese classics, this one really is a true vintage showcase. Call now!