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Beautiful Low-Mileage 2-Tone Brown/ Gold 1982 Datsun 280ZX Hardtop (no T-tops) Coupe

For sale is a totally stock 1982 Datsun/Nissan 280ZX N/A Coupe with 66000 US Miles on the odometer. It is located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. I have owned the car since 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mechanically it has been solid asa rock. When I moved from Ontario, Canada, to Alberta, Canada, they were quite stringent when I did an out-of-province inspection so I have done a lot ofmechanical work to the car. The buyer is getting a very mechanically solid vehicle. In fact, I rebuilt the transmission and clutch last year and it was probably unnecessary. Turned out what it really needed was a new driveshaft.
I have an appraisal available as well as a Carfax report and most of the maintenance records. Carfax is clean. The car was appraised at $12000. I would be happy with $8000 - $10000. I would prefer to sell to an enthusiast.
In the past when I have sold vehicles, I have always done it in person. To me that is the best way of doing these things. I don’t trust electronic methods, but am open-minded. I enjoy the personal interaction with the buyer. Since I have time right now and am in the mood for a drive, I could possibly deliver the car in person. I would like the buyer to be serious about it and am not sure how to handle that. I would prefer the US market, as it was originally a US car.
I am planning to go for a drive through the Northeast US in late April and at Zattack (April 21-22) in Nashville in April. if anyone wants to meet me at that show that would be great.
Fact is, I am a Mustang Owner now and have outgrown these cars. I am a big guy, so they tend to be too small for me anyway. Nice fun car to drive though.
I am the fourth Owner. Mileage is 67k US Miles. Amazingly, during part of its history it sat for 12 years (1991 – 2003) while being driven only 400 Miles. See the maintenance record in one of the pictures.
This car is a pleasure to drive and a lotof fun.
The driver’s seat has no tears. See the pictures. The previous owner had purchased some funky neoprene seat covers (he is a diver). I took the cover off of the driver’s seat for the purpose of the sale. Dash is perfect, no cracks. It had a cover on it when I bought the car. Windows are tinted, although I had to remove the side window tint for the purpose of the Alberta out-of-province inspection.




It is a US car. I imported the car from Oregon in 2012. The ownership history is:
  • Purchased in Illinois and keptthere until 2003
  • In Phoenix from 2003 to 2006
  • Oregon from 2006 – 2012
  • Ontario in 2012
  • Calgary, Alberta from 2012 –2016
  • Regina 2016 - Present
The previous owner did a slightly customized paint job on the car which is really nice. It is the original two-tone Brown/Gold with some blue striping and gold leaf. It also has a design on the hoodwith the painter’s initials inscribed on it. There have been some minor blemishes and scratches from using brushes at car washes, which can be seen in the pictures. I also rubbed the rear side bumper in a parking garage once. All minor, as the pictures show. Still a great paint job and these thingsare easily fixable.Still., it is a great paint job.



What works? Everything that is a standard feature on the GL model. This includes:
  • Auto Air and Heat (A/C BlowsCold)
  • Electric Doors, Windows, CruiseControl, Locks
  • Stock Radio System works well with Power Antenna
  • Voice Warning System (Bitchin’Betty) works great. A female voice tells you when you have left a door open orthe lights on and shut off the car
What does not work?
  • The LEDs on the radio displaydo not always work. This is a known age-related problem that occurs with these cars. I simply try a few times and they always work. The new owner can replace the system if they want. I have found these cars easy to work on compared to a 240Z.
  • The A/C system compressor makes a bearing noise. I have purchased a new compressor for the car as well as a Receiver/ Dryer. I was going to put a Freon replacement in the car. The new owner can do what they want.
That is it. Everything works, including the little light that illuminates the keyhole when you insert the key in the door…




Extras:
  • KYB Shocks were installed atone time and the car is quite firm
  • New A/C Compressor and Receiver/ Dryer and associated A/C Rebuild Parts
  • I just purchased a new car cover
  • I bought a brand new Nissan Power antenna for when the stock one wore out
  • K&N Filter
  • Extra “280ZX” fancy shift knoband aftermarket console with drink holders
  • Extra rim and tire cover
Repair History




2004
  • New battery, tuneup
  • Muffler, brakes
  • P/S Idler Bearing, Heater Bypass Hoses
  • Valves Adjustment, Valve Cover Gasket, Vacuum Hoses
  • New floormats with 280ZX logo, Shift Knob and Aftermarket console
  • K&N Air Filter purchased
2005
  • Alternator
  • Clutch Master and SlaveCylinders
  • Injectors
  • Radiator, Water Pump,Thermostat, Alignment, sway bar bushings
  • Radiator Hoses, bypass hoses
  • KYB Shocks and Struts
The KYBs make a difference. It is a nice firm car to drive.




2013 (during my ownership)
  • 1 ball joint was required forSafety in Ontario
  • Diff was serviced
  • Rear brakes done, Pitman Arms,Tie Rod Ends, Bearings
  • Steering Rack replaced
2014
  • Compressor Purchased
2015
  • Tuneup, plugs, wires
  • Transmission Rebuilt
  • Clutch Rebuilt
  • Driveshaft replaced
2016
  • Alternator Replaced
  • Shifter bushings and rubber gasket replaced
  • I fixed the vacuum system once and for all by using some copper tubing through the firewall and hooking it upon both sides. See the pic. Looks a bit ugly, but works great!!
  • Replaced the little rubber plugs on the clutch and brake pedals that work the switches for the cruise andother safety systems
That is it. This car should be fun and trouble-free for a number of years.



Pics to follow.


Contact: 416 489 1106, jcross25@hotmail.com


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