Originally introduced in 1983 for the 1984 model year, the Nissan 300ZX was intended to be a replacement for the venerable Nissan 280. Though it had big shoes to fill, the 300ZX sure did fill them! An instant hit across many areas of the target market, 300ZXs are both affordable and fun even today. The second generation (Z32), like this 1989 you see here, broke from the traditional Nissan styling to ring in the 1990s as a whole new car. The Z32 became a hit with enthusiasts, and while it may be a far cry from a 280Z, the Z32 300ZX is a modern JDM classic.
This 1989 Nissan 300ZX for sale may look just like the USDM 1990 model, which is because it basically is. This car is a Japan Domestic Model import (yes, from Japan!) and in Japan, this vehicle was titled based off of the year of manufacture (1989) rather than the model year (1990). You're probably trying to remember the last time you saw a Z32 300ZX this clean! Unless you are or know a collector, it may have been a while. Though this car has some light (and easily reversible) modifications, it has covered a mere 42,240 miles (67,979km according to the odometer). The overall condition of the car speaks to this being actual and correct mileage. The exterior of this Nissan is very clean, straight, and free of any major damage. A period correct body kit was installed at some point in the past, as well as aftermarket 16” wheels and aftermarket exhaust. This is a subtle vehicle, customized to turn heads without drawing a crowd. Looking to drive something unique but fly under the radar? This just may be the JDM classic for you.
Step inside, and you'll immediately notice that you've gotten into the wrong side of this car. Since it was originally sold for the Japanese market, it is right-hand drive (RHD)! This is a fun, quirky feature of this car (and anything JDM) that is a sure conversation starter. Driving this 300ZX is quite the experience if you are used to LHD vehicles! The interior is in excellent condition, with only a couple of minor changes including an NRG neochrome steering wheel, a modern radio, and pink rear side panels. Should you want a vehicle to revert back to neaerly stock, this is a largely unmolested car and the interior could be completely reverted in an afternoon. The reason for the radio change is due to the fact that Japanese radios do not pick up the full range of US frequencies. The seats, carpet, and plastics are all in excellent condition and this car is very much a time capsule back to the 1990s!
Under the hood, you'll find the crown jewel: the twin-turbo 3.0L V6! This is the VG30DETT, the preferred power plant of choice in these vehicles by enthusiasts. This 1989 Nissan 300ZX specs continue as the VG30 is hooked up to a 4-speed automatic transmission, and this puppy sure does scoot! For some drivers, the automatic will be preferable in conjunction with the RHD aspect of this car as it makes it easier to adjust to being reverse of the usual driving position.
As a whole, this 1989 Nissan 300ZX turbo is in excellent condition as can be expected for a 42,000 mile vehicle. There are so many neat features on this car, you'd just about have to see it in person to really appreciate it! Twin-turbo V6, RHD, JDM, RWD….what's not to like?? It is incredibly clean, both inside and out, and could easily be taken to the next level as a JDM classic.
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DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door, Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES