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Used 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo

1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo


Make: Datsun
Model: 280ZX
Body style: Hatchback
Stock: 160
Mileage: 26359
Engine size: I6 2.8L
Transmission: M
Exterior Color Red
Interior Color Gray
VIN: JN1CZ04S1DX758296
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The 280ZX was branded in the North American and Australian markets as the "Datsun 280ZX"; and in the local Japanese market as the "Fairlady Z". For the 1979 model year, in the American market, it was co-branded "Datsun by Nissan" through the 1983 model year. These were considered transitional years, as Nissan began to phase in their new global brand under the Nissan name.
Two trim levels were offered in North America, with a no-frills two-seater and a fully equipped 2+2 GL. The GL package was also available for the two-seater, carrying the full equipment list.  Leather seats were optional, and an optional digital instrument cluster was introduced in 1982. The T-bar roof was available on both body styles, but only in combination with the GL package. A "Blackout" package, without most of the chrome brightwork, was available for the standard two-seater Nissan gave the 280ZX a facelift in 1982, with revised NACA ducting in the hood, new alloy wheels (fourteen inch six-spoke alloys for non-turbo models, and fifteen inch four-spoke alloys for turbo models), a revised B-pillar garnish, new pin-stripe style tail-lights, and rubber bumper over-riders replaced the earlier model's chrome and rubber items. The bumpers were now also body colored and wrapped around further. Interior changes were minor but included new seat trim styling. The 1982 model also was the first to offer the popular voice warning system, which warned the driver when the headlights were left on after the vehicle was turned off, if the parking brake was on while the vehicle was in motion, and many others.

The (US market only) 280ZX Turbo was offered with a manual transmission; this was a Borg-Warner T-5 five-speed model. This was one of the first Nissan and Japanese car in general which used a non-Japanese transmission; the T-5 was also used in the GM F-bodies and Ford Mustang in addition to numerous other American domestic vehicles. The T-5 was only available in 1982 and 1983 after which Nissan USA phased in the use of local automotive components.

Our car is believed to be a 2-owner car that was cherished and cared for extremely well.  Destined to be a classic, this car is a true time capsule based on its overall condition and care.  The car wears all of its original paint except for the driver side rear quarter panel which meters slightly higher than the rest indicating that it might have been painted, however the quality and match is perfect and other than the meter, I would not have guessed it ever had been refinished and the overall paint condition I would rate a 9+.  The paint shines beautifully and consistent with no faded areas and the pictures represent its actual shine and condition.  The interior is equally as nice and is in remarkable condition.  Showing almost no wear, with all the plastic trim perfect, the carpets are outstanding, and the velour seats show almost no wear.  Everything switch and button works as it should with the exception of the clock. 

Mechanically the car is just as nice having never been molested in anyway and is testament to how the car was cared for.  Being stored in a climate-controlled garage, it really is outstanding.  When I received the car, the first thing that I did last Friday was to complete a full service included, Oil/Filter change, Coolant Flush, Brake Fluid flush, new Interstate Battery and brand-new tires.  Going through the car, we found that it was not in need of anything else.

The car has a clean Carfax but shows a mileage discrepancy that was a type from Motor Vehicle Services that Carfax picked up.  I have copies of the previous owners titles that show the mileage consistency with no discrepancy.

It comes with 2 sets of keys, the original Owners Manuals, a service/shop book and some invoices for work that has been performed by the previous owner and what I just had completed.

Please call with any other additional questions or interest.
Used 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo
Used 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo
Used 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo
Used 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo
Used 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo
Used 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo
Used 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo
Used 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo