Up for sale this week, Canyon State Classics brings to market a low mileage, 1 owner, 1978 Datsun 280z in a hard to come by color combination. This Z is a one owner car bought new in Arizona at West Valley Datsun here in Phoenix AZ. This car is equipped the way a true enthusiast would prefer with the L28 170hp 2.8l, inline 6 engine. The car has just over 80,000 original miles. Don't miss out on your chance to own this rare Japanese legend!!
The following is a list of options as this 280z is currently equipped:
- 2.8l Fuel Injected Inline 6 Cylinder
- 4 Speed Manual Transmission
- All Black Interior
- Functional Concord AM/FM Cassette Radio
- Factory Functional AC
- Upgraded American Racing Chrome Wheels w/ New Tires
This Z's classic factory code 306 Metallic Silver ($90 dealer option) paint is is in great driver condition and was just fully redone before being buffed and hand waxed. The body on the car is laser straight! The car is arrow straight and shows no evidence of being in an accident and has been inspected top to bottom and does not show any rust. All the typical areas that are popular rust spots like the dog legs, wheel wells, strut mounts and hatch have been inspected and look straight and original with no a single pea sized bubble ANYWHERE! All the lights and indicators work as they should as well. The car is riding on recently upgraded American Racing chrome wheels that really add to the sportiness of this coupe. They are all in great shape and wrapped in fresh radial tires.
The beautiful black interior is very clean and looks amazing for being 40 years old. The sport seats hold you in place during spirited driving yet are comfortable enough to take a road trip in. The seats are cleanly complimented by the sporty, driver oriented set up throughout. The comfortable seats were in great shape with no tares or ware in the foam. The steering wheel, radio, and everything else is original to the car. Everything works in the car. Lights, gauges, radio, seats, windows, locks, a/c blows, etc. The car will also include its original manual and keys.
Mechanically, this Datsun is in great condition and runs and drives great. It has very healthy and very quick. Datsun bored out their L26 inline six to up the displacement and created the 2.8l inline six L28. This car boasts 170bhp! The inline 6 makes quite a bit of power and runs very well. This car runs exactly like one would expect a 80k mile car to. Compression was checked while the car was being tuned up and shows 150lb compression across the board.
This car is ready to go! The exterior of this Coupe is stunning in Silver over Black Vinyl interior and is definitely the rarest color combination for the 280z. This car is an excellent value and is a lot of car for the money, and with these low miles...you cant go wrong! You will be hard pressed to find another Datsun Z as well preserved as this one for well under $20k.
If you have any additional questions please call Jon at 480-703-2337. The car is located in beautiful sunny Tempe, AZ.
Please email or call with any questions and I welcome international bidders! I can also help with shipping quotes.