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Anybody know how many 280zx Turbos were made the first year (1981)?

I've been to zhome.com, I see that 73,177 total zx's were produced.
This number is total, including all countries right?

I've hear that around 7,000 1981 Turbos were produced. Does this sound about right? Total not just US.

I'm trying to figure out how rare a 1981 Black and Silver two tone Turbo is. I've seen alot of z's, but never saw one of these, just Blue and Silver. The paint code 885 T checks out too. (Diamond Mist Metallic/Black) I've heard that there are about 1,000 Blue & Silvers and 500 Black & Silvers word wide???

The car looks like this, except it's a Turbo:

http://www.ebbro.com/catalogue2002/Nissan/Oldies/280ZX-Targa/Black/index.htm
 

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Victoria British book says 6,101 coupes were produced from 3/81 to 8/81
Starting with Vin. 600001 to 606102 Maybe another site will show how many and of which colors.

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I have to question those 81 turbo VIN numbers. I've seen them listed in the VB catalog before and noticed that they are inaccurate. My 81 280zxt has a born on date of 8/81 and a VIN number of 606859, 757 more 81 turbos then listed.
 

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I just answered your questions in your new post....As for the production dates, the first production ZX Turbo was built in 2/81 and the last "all" 81 ZX models was 8/81....Production of the 82 cars started the first week of 9/81.... If anyone has any questions about the 79 to 83 280ZX, just let me know....I'm pretty sure I can be of help.... Phil, most Blue and silver Turbos seem to have been built in 4/81 and 8/81 like your car....If you were to tell me to guess what month your car was built I would almost have put money on it that it was in August 1981!



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To dredge this up from the past...

What about that color scheme on a 1980 non-turbo? I have one with the silver hood, black body, separated by the triple pinstripe... paint code is 885 G. Where can I retrieve the paint and other codes for this?

Honestly, it never occurred to me that the paint combination was anything special...

Thanks!

John in MD
1980 280ZX
 

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The 885 is the paint, the G is your interior

I'm not sure what you qeustion is, the code is 885
go to any paint shop and they will be able to take this code and mix you Diamond Mist Metallic/ and Thunder Black

As far as rarity, in your case, no.....on a 1981 Turbo though it's extremely rare

Black and Silver 2 tones are the most sought after turbo's, 1981's are the best looking, since there are only 3 of them, I'd say it's rare

Other color combinations on an 81 Turbo were kind of goofy

By today's standards, this month's zcar of the month is the best looking
 
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