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- Seller: garagekept
- Phone: 616-888-3230
1979 Datsun 280ZX
- One Family Owned Since New
- 2.7L Inline 6
- 5 Speed Manual Transmission
- 31k Miles
- Blue Over Black Interior
- Very Clean Example
The '70s have been dubbed the Malaise Era for the American car market by the automotive press based on the general sense of depression automotive enthusiasts felt about the offerings coming out of Detroit at the time. However, overseas the competition was blooming especially in the sports coupe market. In 1979 Datsun introduced a longer, lower, and wider version of their classic sports coupe that was now leaning towards being more luxurious with a variety of packages and an impressive list of options. Garage Kept Motors is pleased to offer this clean, low-mileage example.
This 1979 Datsun 280Z is a one family owned car which has 31,000 miles on the odometer. The car was lovingly cared for over the years, with maintenance records and original documentation kept. Blue metallic paint presents well thanks to being well maintained, and shines with a nice luster. The black bumper rub strips have some sunlight fade and discoloration but are not distorted in any way. The body was rust proofed at the dealership when new.
The cabin of this sporty two-seater is well preserved and clean. The seat upholstery, door panels, and headliner are original, showing little, if any, wear. The carpet is very clean with only a slight seam pull on the driver's side near the heel pad. The two-spoke simulated leather-wrapped steering wheel frames the gauges on the performance oriented dash. Options include a rear window defroster, power sport mirrors, center dash-mounted clock, factory AM/FM Hitachi stereo, and multi-speed wipers.
Under the hood is clean and presents as well maintained. The most recent maintenance includes; oil change, new radiator, new hoses, water pump, and thermostat. The rear differential was also resealed. It's impressive to see the under-hood trouble light is still present and functioning, and many of the factory decals and markings are still present. The 2.7 liter inline six was factory rated at 135hp @ 52000rpm. Power is transferred through a 5-speed manual transmission back to the 3.70:1 rear axle. The suspension benefits from the power-assisted rack and pinion steering and four-wheel power disc brakes. The undercoating has helped preserve the floors and uni-body structure, leaving the underside tidy looking. The factory 14" aluminum wheels are wrapped in BF Goodrich Traction T/A black wall tires.
Demand for classic Datsun sports cars continues to grow, and as such, it is difficult to find examples like this one family owned 280zx. This is a very nicely preserved 40+-year-old vehicle. It looks amazing and is a lot of fun to drive. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thanks for looking.