- Miles D.
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1981 Datsun 280ZX - T-Top MANUAL
Here we have a nicely running and driving project car - It can be driven around without issue. No title is included - bill of sale only - should cover that right away. The drive-line is fully intact and the car runs nicely, shifts smoothly, stops great, and doesn't have any major noises from anything or any major leaks, just a bit of seepage from the oil pan gasket which doesn't really drip to the ground but can be seen in pics. There's a bit of rust where the transmission tunnel meets the front frame mount on the passenger side - shown in pics. Else-wise this is a very solid machine, paint is a decent repaint with some blemishes here and there, and undercarriage looks nice. The bumpers, front & rear light covers, window glass, fuel tank, rockers, floors are all good. The painted alloy wheels were sourced from a 280ZX Turbo and look awesome. The interior shows wear, missing carpets, and an aftermarket cover over a cracked dashboard. 280ZX driver’s seat is fitted along with a passenger seat from a 280ZX Turbo, with a similar turbo driver’s seat also included in the sale. The center console features an aftermarket an air/fuel ratio gauge and Kenwood cassette stereo. The carpeted cargo area shows tears, discoloration, and malformed plastic panels.
The speedometer reads about 20mph when traveling 30MPH according to a GPS - I'm unsure if the speedo cable needs to be lubricated etc. The turn signals aren't flashing presently, not sure if it just needs a flasher relay or a grounding issue. The car has received a new clutch master cylinder, fresh coolant, and fuel injector hoses. The clutch engagement point is a bit closer to the floor from where it ought to be, perhaps corrected with pressure bleeding the clutch pedal or a new clutch slave. The charging system is good, battery is good, brakes are very responsive, all of the dash gauges are working nicely, windshield wipers are working. The T-Tops with their bags are in great shape and don't leak. The power windows work well.
The original owners manual and 2 keys are included, along with a separate driver's seat, another set of wheels, and other miscellaneous spare parts.
The car was acquired from a local estate sale auction without title paperwork so this sale is "for-parts/offroad use only", but documents from the auction will be included with the car if you want to apply for a title.
Overall a very solid running, driving, project car which could be enjoyed as is, or drive around while you shop for parts and do some more sorting out.
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