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Make: Datsun
Model: Z-Series
SubModel: Turbo
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2
Year: 1982
Mileage: 127,439
VIN: JN1CZ04S9CX623713
Color: Blue
Engine: 2.8 I6
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Other
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1982 Datsun Z-Series Turbo Additional Info:

In the early '80s, hen domestic automakers were wondering how to make a high performance V8 engine work with current emissions controls, his 1982 Datsun 280ZX Turbo delivered amazing performance for the dollar. And while the familial resemblance is instantly recognizable, he 280ZX Turbo was a big step forward, elivering perhaps the biggest bang for the buck in the late 1980s.

This incredibly well preserved 280ZX Turbo has had only two owners, nd it's obvious that they both loved the car. With that turbo motor and cool two-tone paint, t's arguably the most desirable of all the 2nd generation Z cars. The finish looks extremely impressive given its age and the paint technology of the time, nd there's just no question that this car has been very well maintained and babied since it was new. There's no evidence of major damage or repairs, nd the car overall has a lovely patina that is a hallmark of all genuinely original cars. The doors open and close properly, he hatch fits tightly without any squeaks or rattles, nd the big hood with functional NACA ducts latches with a gentle push instead of a slam. Trim pieces are in equally good shape with no signs of fading from exposure to the sun, nd all the brightwork (what little there is) remains bright and shiny.The high tech gray leather interior remains in very good condition throughout, rom the carpets which show only light use, o the seats that show only modest comfort marks in the high-wear areas. The foam underneath remains comfortable and firm, nd doesn't feel brittle as it does on many cars of this vintage. The gauges are all big, ound, nd legible, ith auxiliary gauges in their own separate round pods in the middle of the dash, Z-car hallmark that continues to this day. The original radio is gone, eplaced by a modern AM/FM/CD stereo head unit and a neat fascia plate that makes it all look well-integrated. Options include factory A/C, ower windows, nd cruise control, nd T-tops are a very desirable feature on these cars. And you'll also note that this 280ZX Turbo remains a true 2-seater, nd not the less desirable 2+2 that was part of the same 1979 redesign.The engine is a smooth-revving and great-sounding turbocharged 2.8 liter inline-six that is directly descended from the engines that powered the famous early Z cars. The horsepower wars were apparently back in a modest way, o Nissan engineers bolted a turbocharger to the silky smooth six to boost horsepower to 180. Performance for the time was impressive, s only the Porsche 911 and BMW M1 were faster that year. The engine bay shows signs of regular maintenance, ut is otherwise highly original and untouched. There are no questionable modifications, o signs of damage or previous abuse, nd everything is in place as the factory intended. The same holds true underneath, here it's clean and solid, ith no signs of structural rust or damage. The 3-speed automatic transmission shifts easily, hile the all-independent suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes deliver high performance without a penalty. It rides on a set of ARE alloy wheels wearing 205/65/15 radial tires.There are many experts who believe that the day of the Z car as a legitimate collectable is not far off. This 280ZX offers the ideal combination of excellent preservation and ready usability, nd the result is a car you can drive without guilt and show with pride. Call now!