Market Finds: Regardless of the Climate, This Datsun is in Great Shape

Regardless of the Climate, This Datsun is in Great Shape

By Petrolicious Productions
July 10, 2014

The car: 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo

Price: $11,995 (negotiable)

Location: Lehighton, Pennsylvania, USA

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People who love cars and winter weather are typically well-served by not combining them. The salt applied to roads during the cold months has a tendency to ravage automotive sheet metal. According to the listing, this 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo’s owner has made sure not to mix that pair of pleasures and to keep this Reagan-era sports coupe in a garage. Under the hood of this Z is a 2.8-liter turbocharged straight-six governed by an “Electronic Engine Control System.” Four-wheel disc brakes with audible wear sensors scrub off any excess speed the motor–and driver–may generate.

In the cockpit, a five-speed manual transmission processes 180 hp. There are power windows and locks, as well as a boost gauge and a “Multi Function Vocal Warning System.”

This 103,655-mile two-seater also features air conditioning to counteract the heat of summer. Its T-tops can be taken down and stored behind the grey-cloth-and-black-vinyl seats to let in better weather.

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Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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9 years ago

These are amazing cars…the turbo lag is there, but it becomes a tool you can manipulate as you learn the car and when you know when it will kick in, you can get the car just a bit sideways as you clip the apex.
As far as the comment regarding the 80 MPH speedo, that was common during the 80’s, but luckily my friends had muscle cars with higher reading speedos and we also had walkie talkies in the 80’s where they would let me know we hit 130 mph on the garden state parkway heading to the jersey shore while listening to a mixed tape.
The 80’s:
and of course, Tube-Tops….

Emanuel Costa
Emanuel Costa
9 years ago
Reply to  Russell

In Europe, and in the US as well, I believe, it’s more common to have the opposite. A speedmeter that reads 250 or 260 kmph, because of the more powerful version of the car. That way they can use the same speedmeter in a car with 90hp or another with 250. My old and slow Toyota Corolla from 1983, with a 1.300 cc engine and 55hp had 180 kmph in the speedmeter! And sometimes I could get almost to the end!

Emanuel Costa
Emanuel Costa
9 years ago

Only 80mph 140kmph as limit in the speedmeter?

9 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel Costa

85MPH speedometer limits were the law in the US for a time, ridiculous I know…..

Emanuel Costa
Emanuel Costa
9 years ago
Reply to  MKEgreg

Didn’t know that. Really weird…

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