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Absolutely MUST SELL! 78 Datsun 280z 2+2 - California Car

This is it. The classic California 280Z. ALL original save for the PanaSport Wheels. This is a 3-owner Z and has been in California its entire life. It is very well documented as well, including the original window sticker showing it was sold new at Nevada Valley Imports in Grass Valley, CA and stating its $9,177 price in 1978.

It starts and drives great, and I have to keep reminding myself that it is a 35 year old car. The transmission shifts smooth and doesn't grind or have any problems at all.


VIN/Chassis #: GHLS30110599
"Sun Yellow" over Black Vinyl (which is in as-new condition with no signs of wear)
77,300 original and accident-free miles
Original L28-198504 2.8L 6-cylinder Motor Mated to a 4-Speed MANUAL Transmission
2 + 2 Seating
16" PanaSport FZ Wheels (no rash or chunks missing) Wrapped in Yokohama YK520 255/50-16 Tires
New Fuel Injectors Installed 1 Year Ago (idles smooth)
Original Period Correct Blue/Yellow California Plates
Original Spare Tire with Jack, Datsun Tire Sealant and Even The Original Took Kit!
This Z is a pleasure to drive as-is, and gets many looks and nods of approval.

If I were keeping, I would recommend tending to the following:
Take care of the 3 small rust spots that are on the car. One is just after the drivers-side door sill, and the other 2 are on the passenger side in front of the rear wheel and the patch behind the rear wheel near the bumper.
New Front Steering/Suspension bushings (which come with it, i just never got around to installing them).

A/C Compressor needs a recharge to blow ice.
Dash has 2 small cracks in the center above the 3 gauges.

The lady service manager at a Mobil 1 station where I was filling up this morning actually came out and said, "what a cool Z, I love the yellow paint." And her station services Ferrari's, Lamborghini's and Porsche's on the regular.

Well, that's about it. I think I have been as forthcoming as possible. It is a great daily driver, and although it's not perfect, it is original, and i think that's what is part of the allure. Not many cars of this era are still driving around with their original paint and interiors and look good enough to give a second look. It passed California Smog 2 days ago perfectly.

Feel free to e-mail me with any questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Also, if you live in the Southern California area, you are welcome to come and inspect it in person.

$7,000 Or best offer. If you know these cars, You know the originality and low miles are worth every penny. I am happy to answer any and all questions about the car and will entertain all reasonable offers.

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