Saturday, September 28, 2013

5k: Black Gold: 1981 Datsun 280ZX S130

The S130 generation Nissan Fairlady Z was sold as the Datsun 280ZX in North America from 1979 through 1983.   The S130 may not have been as light or sporty as its predecesor, but it added a few bits of luxury in eventually a turbocharger to Nissan's sports car.  Find this 1981 Datusn 280ZX S130 for sale in Santa Rosa, CA for $2,600.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

For less than three grand you aren't going to pick up some low mile show car...but this S130 doesn't seem to be missing any trim only has a few ugly spots in the paint.  The seller says he is the second owner and it only has 68k miles on the odometer - but these details are often impossible to verify with an older car.  The 280ZX is powered by the L28, a naturally aspirated 2.8 liter inline-6 that puts out 145 horsepower into a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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  1. Unless there's a huge amount of structural corrosion, it's hard to see where you could go wrong for the money here.

    1. or needing a new clutch which he didn't mention anything transmission wise, but still a nice car

  2. 68K hard miles to turn the interior into what it is today....


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