1981 Datsun 280ZX
Hatchback Car for sale in glendale, California 91204
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Coming out of a private Datsun/Nissan Collection is this 1981 Datsun 280zx Grand Luxury Package. She is finished in beautiful Diamond mist metallic and Med blue metallic two tone paint from the factory. (paint code 998) She is an absolute time capsule having only been driven an average of about 500 miles a year in her 40 years time period. The Grand Luxury Package was an additional cost of $1,804 and including the following amenities and creature comforts: power steering, power windows, aluminum alloy wheels, steel belted raised letter radials, AM-FM digital stereo with 40w power amplifier, cassette tape deck with auto reverse, automatic dual mode power antenna, cruise control, dual 6-way seats with lumbar support, computer sensor system, dual electric door mirrors, plush velour upholstery, rear window defroster & wiper wash, and quartz digital clock with date. And if the bells and whistles were not enough, she then received a Supplemental Price Label. These were additional accessories that were by the factory and some from the dealer. The factory installed accessories included the Targa Banda and lower rocker moldings. The dealer installed accessories included the wheel lip arches, tektor, undercoating, and body side moldings. All these options brought the price up from a base of $10,699 to a final price of $14,254.35. This is an addition of over $3,555 added which is over 33% of the value of the car. For totals equivalency, it would mean to add about $16,500 in options on a $50,000 vehicle.
The vehicle is over in overall MINT condition for a 40 year old vehicle. She was originally delivered to Valley Datsun Inc. Dealership located in Longmont Colorado. She still retains the dealership sticker on the left side of the rear hatch. According to the previous collectors and owners that have cared for this vehicle have stated that she has never ever been driven in the rain or any kind of wet situation. They have gone on to also state that the vehicle has never received a wet car wash. Their reasoning for this extreme care for the car is because they did not want any water to seep into any of the nooks and crannies of the vehicle, especially with all the additional accessories it was ordered with. She is of course 100% rust free. The paint has been paint metered and shows consistent readings on all the body panels. Other than the factory, no paint has ever touched this vehicle.
The interior is in excellent condition! All of the instrument panel gauges glass is crystal clear and all the letterings are bright and fresh like they were in 1981. All the interior lights work as they should and she makes that classic Datsun chime when your doors are open or lights are left on. The velour seats are soft to the soft and still have their factory sparkle on them just like all the carpeting in the vehicle. The vehicle has never been smoked in as the ceramic on the cigarette lighter is still bright white, indicating it has not been used before.
Mechanically the vehicle is in excellent condition. She starts right up with one crank every single time. The engine runs extremely smoothly, it sounds like clockwork. The 5 speed overdrive manual transmission shifts smoothly into every single gear. The engine bay is in absolute MINT condition. All the zinc plating is still in brand new condition and shines bright like the day she came out of the factory. The factory air filter is still installed on the vehicle and has never been changed. These filters had a metal element surrounding the filter element that is very rare to see these days. All of the factory engine compartment labels and stickers are still intact and look brand new. Other than the battery and ignition coil with wires, nothing else has been changed on this vehicle , it is all original.
Included with the vehicle will be the original window sticker, supplemental price label, original application for vehicle service contract, original owners manual, service manual, Datsun 1980, Datsun 280-ZX, and Datsun Accessories brochures. Also included will be the original coil pack and ignition wires.
Known flaws: The rear hatch liner has come apart slightly, please see images.
Overall this is an amazingly well preserved 280zx example that exudes that pride of ownership and care. She would be perfect for a discerning Datsun/ Nissan collector that wants to add a very special example to their collection. Additional images can be supplied along with videos. Please contact Edgar for additional information 818 331-3449. Thank you
Vehicle History Report
Classic Car ID101572728
ConditionExcellent Collector's Example
Drivetrain2 wheel drive - rear
Transmission5 Speed Manual
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