1980 Datsun 280ZX 2017-07-03T08:13:01+00:00

Project Description

OVERVIEW

Have you longed for a vintage sports car, but couldn’t get over the impracticalities? Perhaps you fear temperamental mechanicals, discomfort on trips longer than 10 miles, or maybe a general lack of refinement. If you fit into this bucket, you can now sleep soundly. The Datsun 280Z exhibits the enviable qualities of its predecessor the 240Z, while bringing more comfort, finesse and practicality. The 280Z is subdued yet sporting. Perfectly suited for a trip to the lake or running errands around town.

In its heyday, the 280Z was Japan’s sports car. It rivaled the offerings of the Germans, Italians and British, yet did so with everyday reliability. Its 2.8-liter inline six is silky smooth and keeps you grinning right up to redline. It emits a sonorous roar that reminds you that the car means business. Once on the open road you’ll find the right rhythm for the suspension, and you’ll begin to wind the engine out a little bit, realizing just how much fun you’re having.

This beautiful silver on gray 280zx still looks as good as new inside. The cozy yet supportive seats are incredibly comfortable on longer journeys. The tight cockpit fits around you like a glove. You can tell this is a driver-focused car, especially because all of the gauges, lined up neatly on the dash, are tilted slightly towards the driver. All the better when you’re trying not to alarm your passenger as you blast down your favorite road.

While it may lack the broad appeal of something like a Mustang, or the nimbleness of a tiny British roadster, the Datsun 280ZX has a unique appeal all of its own. It doesn’t come with any baggage or pretenses. It asks you, as the driver, to extract what you want from it. Perhaps best of all, regardless of what you want to use it for the 280ZX can and will deliver the goods.

OVERVIEW

Have you longed for a vintage sports car, but couldn’t get over the impracticalities? Perhaps you fear temperamental mechanicals, discomfort on trips longer than 10 miles, or maybe a general lack of refinement. If you fit into this bucket, you can now sleep soundly. The Datsun 280Z exhibits the enviable qualities of its predecessor the 240Z, while bringing more comfort, finesse and practicality. The 280Z is subdued yet sporting. Perfectly suited for a trip to the lake or running errands around town.

In its heyday, the 280Z was Japan’s sports car. It rivaled the offerings of the Germans, Italians and British, yet did so with everyday reliability. Its 2.8-liter inline six is silky smooth and keeps you grinning right up to redline. It emits a sonorous roar that reminds you that the car means business. Once on the open road you’ll find the right rhythm for the suspension, and you’ll begin to wind the engine out a little bit, realizing just how much fun you’re having.

This beautiful silver on gray 280zx still looks as good as new inside. The cozy yet supportive seats are incredibly comfortable on longer journeys. The tight cockpit fits around you like a glove. You can tell this is a driver-focused car, especially because all of the gauges, lined up neatly on the dash, are tilted slightly towards the driver. All the better when you’re trying not to alarm your passenger as you blast down your favorite road.

While it may lack the broad appeal of something like a Mustang, or the nimbleness of a tiny British roadster, the Datsun 280ZX has a unique appeal all of its own. It doesn’t come with any baggage or pretenses. It asks you, as the driver, to extract what you want from it. Perhaps best of all, regardless of what you want to use it for the 280ZX can and will deliver the goods.

A LOOK IN THE REAR VIEW

When it debuted in 1969, the Datsun 240Z was a game changer. It stirred up the sports car climate previously dominated by German, British and Italian competition. Whereas the others may have offered a slightly more emotional experience, the Datsun offered something the others couldn’t. It was reliable. Oh and it was also affordable.

When tasked to build a predecessor to the highly successful 240Z, Datsun engineers questioned how they could improve upon an already good thing. They did so modestly. The second generation car shared the same long-hood fastback profile of it’s predecessor, accentuated by a hood bulge and sugar-scoop headlight buckets. If delivered the fun of the first generation car, with more refinement and comfort. To put it simply, it grew up.

A LOOK IN THE REAR VIEW

When it debuted in 1969, the Datsun 240Z was a game changer. It stirred up the sports car climate previously dominated by German, British and Italian competition. Whereas the others may have offered a slightly more emotional experience, the Datsun offered something the others couldn’t. It was reliable. Oh and it was also affordable.

When tasked to build a predecessor to the highly successful 240Z, Datsun engineers questioned how they could improve upon an already good thing. They did so modestly. The second generation car shared the same long-hood fastback profile of it’s predecessor, accentuated by a hood bulge and sugar-scoop headlight buckets. If delivered the fun of the first generation car, with more refinement and comfort. To put it simply, it grew up.

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