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Old 03-24-2009, 08:00 PM
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The Grandfather - 1978 280 Datsun Z

A little while back my Dad's friend bought this car and brought it over for a little tinkering.

I have never seen one in such nice condition. The interior is all original, as is the paint, which are both in great condition (9.5/10). The guy he bought it from (original owner) didn't do much with it apparently, because it only has about 50K on the odometer.

Under the hood there is still the yellow coating that they used to use to protect the engine components and accessories from rusting during transoceanic shipping. (sorry, no pic. )

























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WOW, rare find, and a beaut! Soooo gorgeous! I would love to have this! How much was it?
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WOW, rare find, and a beaut! Soooo gorgeous! I would love to have this! How much was it?
I think he paid just over 17K for it. There are some that would say that is a crazy price, but for the condition, mileage, and originality, I would agree "she's a beaut!"

It was an E-Bay car in fact, from the mid-west somewhere.

I would really like to do a ground up build of one of these....some day.....
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My boss owns an 80 or 81 red Turbo 280 that he's looking to sell if you guys know anyone that's interested.
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^^ Definitely get some pics of that bad boi! Pleeze. :-)
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Super clean, sick ride!

Reminds me of Darren's (SouthBayG35Sedan) other ride:





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freakin' awesome! Its in such prime condition, I used to have a 280z just like it, just not as clean...kinda miss that car seeing this car
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Man those oem hubcaps are probably worth a mint now! Thanks for the pics!
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sweeeeet. so clean.
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ughh i was just looking at these today...i want one!!!
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Wow 17k, you could buy a G with less miles than that for that price, haha. I didn't know these were considered classics already, I always liked them. Almost bought a 240z a few years ago for 3g's but got a starion instead. So from the looks of it,this isnt going to be used for some crazy LS1 project car huh? Too bad it's not a 240z, would never have to smog it.

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needs a drop hhaha jk jk
pretty cool looking ride
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Super clean, sick ride!

Reminds me of Darren's (SouthBayG35Sedan) other ride:





That is awesome! Very clean.

Glad to see all the positive feedback on this one. True Datsun/ Nissan enthusiasts here.

Is there a thread for this era of Z's on this forum? Is this it now?
If you got em, POST EM!

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