Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
This 1979 Datsun 280ZX is a two-seat fuel-injected five-speed classic coupe that makes for the best kind of classic around. It represents the right mix of originality, affordability, and all-around driver fun that you want in a classic you can really enjoy.
The factory-correct Sky Blue paint also shows all the right signs of being the factory-original application. It wears its age with distinction, kind of like a good barn find or that well-kept car you saw in the neighborhood for decades. So while you could certainly update this car\'s style, it already looks like it has a story to tell. And no matter how you choose to motor in this Z-car, it will always have the appeal of the truly classic sports car lines that gives you the long hood, flared fenders, and fastback roofline. It was Datsun/Nissan\'s attention to the timeless style back then that makes this car still so attractive over 40 years later.
The ZX was new to the market in 1979, and it ushered in a new era of a mix of luxury and performance. You see it quite well inside there you have amenities like power windows, cruise control, and an AM/FM stereo. It\'s quite vintage, complete, and survivor-like inside. In fact, the only upgrade you\'re likely to notice is a freshly reupholstered driver\'s seat. It\'s a nice reminder about who is the priority. The same does for the low-spoke sports steering wheel that gives you an excellent view of the large speedo and handy tach. And like the Datsun Zs that came before it, the auxiliary readouts are prominently placed in the top center of the dash.
The 2.8-liter six-cylinder motor is what really makes this car a legend. It has a torque-filled nature and an inherent smoothness from the inline configuration. And this is a generation with factory fuel injection to deliver the best in power and consistency. This one upholds that desired level of Japanese quality as it fires up and runs with confidence. Plus, the five-speed manual transmission gives you control over it all. And speaking of control these are excellent drivers thanks to a fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes.
We really don\'t find these 40+ year-old Japanese classics with this level of originality anymore. So you might just want it for its survivor-like style. Or maybe you see the value price and think about the room it leaves in your budget for upgrades for your choice of paint, restoring the air conditioning, upgrading the exhaust, and other personalization. When you have a desirable fuel-injected Z-car as a base the sky\'s the limit. Call today!!!
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