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General Information

Year
1985
Make
Nissan
Model
300ZX GL Analog Turbo Manual Trans.
Color
Wine Metallic (32)
Packages
Turbo
History
Bought in October of 2008 as a daily driver. Then I found out the T-tops weren't sealed tight. Now she spends the bad days underneath a tarp & car cover. However, on the nice days, she drives just fine! Still a work in progress on all ends of the spectrum. I had both a Centerforce Stage II clutch and a B&M short throw shifter installed in 2012. Trying to keep her mostly stock but able bodied.
1985 Nissan 300ZX GL Analog Turbo Manual Trans. (Wine Metallic (32))

Modifications

Drivetrain
Borg Warner Manual Transmission, stock VG30DETT engine, with a Centerforce Stage II clutch and a B&M Short Throw Shifter.
Interior
The seats are still in great shape, the carpet is obviously showing its age everywhere. The carpet in the trunk section is shrunk and as far as I know, that is somewhat common for this model year. Dash is in great shape for it's age, all gauges work with the exception of the oil temp gauge(bad sensor?).
Exterior
Original paint from 1985. The sun has bleached out the front and rear bumper's, the passenger's side fender as well. A bit of surface scratches here and there. the clear coat is taking a beating from the plastic rings on the tarp I keep over her, but that's the cost of keeping water out so I'll pay for it one way or another.
Audio
I installed 4 - Infinity Reference 6022si 6-1/2" x 6-3/4" Shallow 2-way Speakers (in 2008) & a Kenwood KDC-MP642U Head Unit (in 2011).

Per Crutchfield.com: The Kenwood KDC-MP642U AM/FM CD receiver features a detachable fold-down face, rear-panel 3.5 mm auxiliary input and USB input, three pairs of 2.5-volt preamp outputs, built-in iPod operation, as well as AAC/MP3/WMA via CD/USB playback. In addition, the CD player comes with an IR wireless remote control. The unit's amplifier is rated at 22 watts x 4 channel RMS and 50 watts x 4 channel peak.

All of this is sufficient for a small cabin. No amplifier necessary (unless I expect to be deaf in 5 years or so).
Suspension
Tokiko Illumina 5-way adjustable shocks in the front and KYB 3-way adjustable shocks in the rear.
Wheel and Tire
Standard issue 5-bolt turbo wheels with BF Goodrich Touring T/A all-season tires, along with a full size spare outside in my shed (just in case).

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