1982 Datsun Z-Series

Condition: Used
Make: Datsun
Model: Z-Series
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2
Year: 1982
Mileage: 110,293
VIN: JN1HZ06S9CX434580
Color: Silver
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only
Air conditioning, Power windows
Cassette player

Description for Datsun Z-Series 1982

Even though the Datsun/Nissan Z-cars aren't ultra-valuable collectors' pieces (yet!), hat doesn't mean they aren't still a ton of fun. With great handling and a balanced chassis, his 1982 Datsun 280ZX 2+2 provides a low-cost way into a pretty capable sports car that can still put a big grin on the driver's face.By looking at this car, ou'd never really know that it has already passed its 30th birthday. Thanks to the bright silver color, hich we believe is its original paint, t still looks sleek and contemporary and not nearly as dated as some of the other cars built in the early '80s. Typical of Japanese manufacturers of the period, uild quality is quite good with sharp gaps and pieces that fit properly, nd the paint job is holding up rather well, uggesting great care since it was new. Without stripes or add-ons like a rear wing, he car retains the clean look of the original Z-car, hich itself was often compared to the E-Type Jaguar; heady company indeed. The bumpers are well-integrated into the overall design and black body side moldings add some contrast as well as being practical. The black anodized trim and rubber pieces strongly suggest a car that has always been well-maintained and kept out of the elements, nd even the taillights are still bright and clear. The gray cloth interior shows a few hints of 1980s sensibility, ut the bucket seats remain supremely comfortable for long hauls and supportive for aggressive maneuvers. No rips or tears in the seating surfaces are another sign of careful ownership and the original carpets remain in good shape thanks to the protection of matching embroidered floor mats. Instrumentation is traditional Z, ith a big speedometer and tach for the driver and auxiliary gauges in the center of the dash, look that still shows up in today's 370Z. Just about everything was standard on the 280ZX, ncluding A/C, ower windows, nd an AM/FM/cassette stereo that was still pretty cutting-edge in 1982. The 2+2 models offered a modest rear seat that's good for kids or adults on short trips, nd there's a good amount of storage space under the rear hatch, hich also offers a full set of gray carpets that are in remarkable condition.The 2.8 liter inline-six provides silky smooth torque and a rorty sound that is definitely reminiscent of great sports cars from Europe. Thanks to fuel injection, t starts easily and pulls smoothly without getting fussy, nd despite the complex-looking engine bay, hese cars are rather easy to work on and parts are still plentiful. There are no obvious modifications and it drives like a stocker, o someone has definitely taken care of it along the way and the clean look speaks highly of the dedicated maintenance it has enjoyed. A 3-speed automatic transmission makes it easy for anyone to drive and doesn't dilute the experience one bit, s the suspension still grabs in corners and has a playful, ossable nature that only rear-wheel-drive sports cars can manage. Big disc brakes, burly exhaust note, nd handsome 6-spoke alloys with 195/70/14 Michelin radials all contribute to the entertainment factor.The day is surely coming when good Z-cars will make the A-list, ut in the meantime, ou'll be having too much fun behind the wheel to worry about it. Call today!