1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo 5 Speed

1990 Nissan 300ZX

Condition: Used
Make: Nissan
Model: 300ZX
Type: Coupe
Year: 1990
Mileage: 55158
VIN: JN1CZ24A9LX005259
Color: White
Engine: VG30DETT
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Moorhead, Minnesota, United States
Power Locks, Power Windows, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Seats
CD Player, Leather Seats

Description for Nissan 300ZX 1990

1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, VIN JN1CZ24A9LX005259
Pictures, full listing text (quite lengthy; look for the Word doc), and CarFax report here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2zqrXJ0FV50Ry16R1NHWHhDSEk
A rare one! This well maintained 300ZX has just over 55,000 miles. 120k service was done last year! This vehicle has only had light modifications, some of which were necessary due to old parts not working (such as radio and exhaust). The turbos on the car were replaced under warranty back in 1994 and have only 13,000 miles on them! Cars in this condition do not come along very often. Low miles, very original, and well documented! Here's your chance to own an investment-grade Z32!
This vehicle is currently in Moorhead, MN. It was not driven in MN winters. Based on documentation, I am the 5th owner.The A/C has not been converted from R12, and is starting to get weak on hot days, but will eventually cool down. Everything else in the car is completely operational. Boost is good.Original T-Top liners and bags included.So why isn't this a $28,000 car? Two reasons. One, the paint is starting to show its age, particularly in the rock chip area. There are areas of thinning paint down there. There is also a couple dents and a decent scratch on the passenger side. However, the temp repair (done many years ago) on the scratches makes them barely noticeable. Two, there is a small oil leak (1-2 drops per week). Last time I was under the car, the turbos looked dry, so it is highly unlikely to be those. It could possibly be the rear main seal. I don't see a clutch replacement in the vehicle history, so this may not be a big deal since the next owner will likely want to replace the clutch anyway. Note that it does not have any clutch issues, but it's old and probably overdue.
This is my first eBay vehicle sale. As such, buyer will handle all shipping if required. Vehicle is sold as is with no warranty.


  • Twin Turbo
  • 5 speed
  • 55,120 miles
  • White exterior
  • Black leather seats
  • Auto climate control


  • Megan Racing catback exhaust (old exhaust was shot)
  • Pioneer head unit (original head unit no longer worked, butincluded in sale)
  • Aftermarket speakers all around with fresh wiring running toall of them. Tweeters also installed in the door panels (looks completelystock).
  • Z1 short throw shifter
  • Z1 transmission shifter mount

Things replaced by me (other than above):

  • 120,000 mile service done May 2019 at 54,7863 miles. Thisincluded timing belt, water pump, camshaft seals, driveshaft seal, idlerpulleys, and tensioner pulleys.
  • Steering wheel emblem
  • Rear decklid stickers and badges
  • Front sticker badge
  • LED headlight bulbs
  • Switchback LED front turn signals
  • Passenger side cowl piece (below windshield)
  • Struts for rear hatch
  • Slave cylinder
  • Replica titanium key
  • Antenna
  • Power steering rack boot
  • Power steering pump rebuild
  • Power steering pump low pressure hoses
  • Z1 upper intake piping
  • Transmisson fluid replaced in 2018 with Redline MT90.
  • Only used synthetic Mobil1 10W-30 oil (last oil change5/22/2020).

Original parts replaced, but still included with sale:

  • Bose head unit
  • All stock speakers
  • Front speaker boxes (removed to make way for largeraftermarket speaker and mount)
  • Shifter
  • Shifter mount (worn)
  • Upper intake hoses (worn)

Ownership summary:

  • 1990-2013 Betzler family, Arcadia, CA.
  • 2013-2014 S Lorenzini, Monrovia, CA.
  • 2014-2015 Nasser? Newport Beach, CA.
  • 2015-2016 Q Zuo, Columbus, OH (via dealership in NY)
  • 2016-present Me, Moorhead, MN

Known history of vehicle:

  • 6/28/1990 Vehicle purchased new from Rusnak Nissan inPasadena, CA by first owner, G. Betzler (E. Betzler is on several later servicerecords). Chrome wheels were dealer add-on.
  • 9/24/1990 Lube/oil/filter done at Rusnak Nissan. Odo reading3,941.
  • 1/27/1991 Lube/oil/filter done at Pacific Auto, Elmonte, CA.Odo reading 8,102.
  • 12/22/1993-1/21/1994 Serviced at Performance Nissan, Duarte,CA. Odo reading 42,614. Service done:
    • Brake fluid change, brake cylinder replaced.
    • Boost sensor replaced.
    • Both turbos replaced along with all gaskets and seals.
  • 12/13/1994 Lube/oil/filter done at Jiffy Lube, Arcadia, CA.Odo reading 44,954.
  • 6/6/1995 Lube/oil/filter done at Oilmen Quick Lube Center,El Monte, CA. Odo reading 44,954 (yes, I realize this matches 12/94 reporting.Not sure why).
  • 1/17/1996 New tires installed at Caldwell Tire, Pasadena,CA. Odo reading 48,076.
  • 1/28/1997 Serviced at Performance Nissan, Duarte, CA. Odoreading 48,310. Service done:
    • 60,000 mile service. Timing belt, water pump, thermostat.
    • Replaced spark plugs.
    • Replaced coolant, radiator cap, and drain plug.
    • Serviced transmission.
    • Serviced differential.
    • Valve adjustments, valve cover gaskets.
    • Air and fuel filters.
    • Repair oil leak in turbo line.
    • Replaced both front struts.
    • One fuel injector replaced.
    • Other assorted.
  • 1997 to 2012 - Gap in history. Only 400 miles were reportedbetween last service in 1997 and next service in 2012. Next service is done byB. Betzler. From my research, E. Betzler appears to have died in July 2012. It'sreasonable to assume the car had been stored by him since 1997. Upon his death,the car likely passed to B. Betzler, who then began using the car again andhaving it serviced. This information is further enforced by the listing from2015. The owner notes that the original owner had the car until 2013, which itwas then sold to a family friend, then sold to that owner. He also notes thetires had flat spots from being stored for so long. This all aligns withdocumentation provided.
  • 10/16/2012 Smog inspection done, Monrovia, CA. Odo reading48,774.
  • 10/16/2012 Vehicle registered in CA. Odo reading 48,776.
  • 8/29/2013 Smog inspection done, Monrovia, CA. Odo reading49,010. Note new owner on smog inspection, S. Lorenzini.
  • Late 2013/Early 2014 Vehicle sold. Unsure of name of owner,only see Nasser on one receipt.
  • Around 2014 Vehicle serviced at Island Auto, Newport BeachCA. No odo reading reported. Service done:
    • Serpentine belts
    • Tires replaced. Note tires were last replaced in 1997,however owner notes due to sitting so long, they had flat spots.
  • Early 2015 Vehicle put up for sale. Listing can be found here: http://classicvehicleslist.com/nissan/62593-1990-nissan-300zx-twin-turbo-49k-original-miles-original-condition.html
  • 3/7/2015 Vehicle sold to dealership in NY. Listing can stillbe seen here: http://www.luxsport.com/1990-nissan-300zx-twin-turbo-turbo-c-148.htm?make=Nissan&sold=Available&consignment_inventory=1&
  • 4/22/2015 Vehicle serviced at Nissan of Garden City. Odoreading 49,256. No service performed, recommendations only.
  • Around 6/2015? Vehicle purchased by Q. Zuo, Columbus, OH.
  • 8/31/2015 Vehicle serviced at Germain Nissan, Columbus, OH.Odo reading 49,539. Service done:
    • All fuel injectors replaced.
    • Replace power outlet.
    • Lube/oil/filter
    • Brake flush
    • Transmission serviced.
    • Spark plugs replaced.
  • 11/9/2015 Vehicle serviced at Germain Nissan, Columbus, OH.Odo reading 50,427. Service done:
    • Power steering flush
    • Tire rotation
  • 1/22/2016 Lube/oil/filter done at Germain Nissan, Columbus,OH. Odo reading 51,159.
  • 5/10/2016 Vehicle serviced at Germain Nissan, Columbus, OH.Odo reading 52,104. Service done:
    • Lube/oil/filter
    • RF splash shield replaced.
    • Flush washer fluid lines.
  • Early 2016 Vehicle listed for sale. Listing can be found here: http://classiccarsexport.com/nissan/14258-1990-nissan-300zx-tt-original-odo-52k.html
  • 5/28/2016 Vehicle purchased by me.
  • 6/3/2016 Vehicle serviced by me. Odo reading 53,526.
    • Lube/oil/filter using Mobil1 full synthetic.
    • Replace low pressure power steering hoses to overflow tank.
    • Rebuild power steering pump.
  • 4/20/2018 Transmission fluid replaced with Reline MT-90 byme. Odo reading 54,120.
  • 5/24/2019 Vehicle serviced by me. Odo reading 54,863.120,000 mile service performed, including replace timing belt, water pump,idler pulleys, tensioner, and thermostat.
  • 5/22/2020 Lube/oil/filter using Mobil1 fullsynthetic done at Gateway Nissan, Fargo, ND. Odo reading 55,156.