I am in the market for a Z
i stopped and saw an old 280Z today and really liked it.
is the 280 the hot model? i mean stock, the fastest? it had a straight 6.
what are the differences in the datsun Zs?
Pretty general there, but I'd have to say the 76, 77, 78 are the ones I see the most posts on as far as 280's go. Other than that the purists go for the 240s. Personally I have a 82 ZX non turbo. There are lots of differences, weight being one of the biggies, but they all seem to be solid cars from the info I get reading Zcar.com Just find a good deal and buy it, any of them.
240 is 2.4 liter, 260 is 2.6 liter, 280 is 2.8 liter. All three series share the same body style. The get a little heavier as the years went along due to pollution controls and increasing options on the cars. The 240's and 260's are carburated, the 280 went to fuel injection and also a 5 speed was available. I'm driving a 77 280 with 204K miles on it and it still runs very reliably and strong. Working on a 73 240 now. Hope this helps. Watch for rust!