1980 Datsun 280ZX

Streetside Classics-Charlotte
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, NC

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Concord, NC



Year 1980
Mileage 91752
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Datsun
Model 280ZX

280ZX 1980

Title Status --
Exterior Color Blue
Interior Color Blue


This is a two-owner 1980 Datsun 280ZX 2+2 with an actual mileage odometer, a known history, and a ton of the right paperwork. So while you love these Z-cars for features like the five-speed, four-wheel disc brakes, and fuel-injected motor, this is also a two-tone survivor with a story to tell.

Datsun was going upscale with the Z in this era, and the paint package here was really proving it. The two-tone blue and is expertly intertwined. Not only do the records show that this car was born with this interesting color package, but it's also believed to be the original application. It has a good shine and a complete appearance, but there's also the right amount of aging for a 40+ year-old. So it's a solid presentation that you proudly get to talk about its survivor heritage. The way a coupe like this remains so well preserved is because we're told this is a two-owner car, and they were friends. So you can see the kind of care that comes from proper respect right down to the details like the clean glass and clean factory alloys.

The two-tone continues inside on this Z-car. And everywhere you look, there's more evidence of a cherished coupe. The bucket seats have a comfy style highlighted by the comfy velour. Behind that are the handy rear seats on this extended-wheelbase model, and they look like they've spent most of their lives folded down for better cargo room instead of steady use. Getting behind the wheel feels great thanks to features like the center console and factory sports steering wheel. It's all part of an interior package where the Japanese studied the world's best sports cars and then enhanced it with a user-friendly design. As a result, the cockpit talks directly to the driver with a large speedo and tach directly in front of you. Auxiliary gauges are placed on a trio of dials set high on the specially contoured dash. It's a look that became so iconic that it was used for the modern Z as part of its retro style. More than just look cool, this coupe is loaded with the right features. You have air conditioning, power windows, cruise control, and the AM/FM stereo even still has its 8-track!

The fuel-injected 2.8-liter motor is the heart of this Z-car's appeal as a driver's machine. And since this is a two-owner car, it's believed to be the original powerhouse. This has a tidy style, and the inline-six has a legendary smooth operation. Best of all, the five-speed manual transmission lets you take full control of its rev-happy nature. Plus, the four-wheel power disc brakes, power steering, and fully independent sports suspension work in harmony to deliver an awesome experience behind the wheel.

The sale comes complete with terrific paperwork, like the original window sticker, bill of sale, owner's manual, service manuals, and maintenance records. This is a two-owner two-tone Datsun of true classic distinction. So if you love the rapidly appreciating Japanese classic car class, this one really is a true vintage showcase. Call now!


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