1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683

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Lot 119
Original survivor example
Less than 8,700 miles from new
1975 Datsun 280Z
Chassis no. GHLS30-004842
Engine no. L28-021683

Sold for US$ 34,560 inc. premium

1975 Datsun 280Z
Chassis no. GHLS30-004842
Engine no. L28-021683
2,753cc SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
170bhp at 5,800rpm
Bosch L-Jetronic Fuel Injection
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes


*Incredibly original survivor with less than 8,700 miles from new
*Original interior and exterior finishes in spectacular condition
*Recently treated to comprehensive service
*Improved model with reliable fuel injection system


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THE DATSUN Z-CARS


Upon realizing the importance of offering affordable sports cars to compete mainly with the English and Italian brands, Nissan began producing the successful series of Fairlady roadsters and soon after, work began on a new line of GT cars that would be stylish, innovative, fast, and relatively inexpensive.

The Datsun 240Z was introduced in 1970. The 6-cylinder engine was a derivation of the Datsun 1600 'four' and with 151bhp and 146 pound-feet of torque, the Z could accelerate from 0-60 in just 8 seconds. On the track, the 240Z dominated the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) C-Production category for 10 years from 1970 through 1979, gaining a formidable reputation as a Porsche 911-beater.

In order to meet the more stringent federal requirements placed on motor vehicles, in 1975 Datsun introduced the technically updated 280Z. Datsun specified Bosh K-Jetronic fuel injection placed on a slightly enlarged engine and managed to preserve the performance of their flagship "Z". This was a remarkable feat during an era when many performance cars took a serious cut in the power department. The 280Z was able to post numbers on par with the original Z but added a new level of flexibility and reliability thanks to the injection system.

The 280Z was offered in the surprisingly attractive 2+2 configuration that added a good deal of practicality without spoiling the pure shape of the original.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED


Offered here is a stunningly original and extremely well-kept, 'time-capsule' Datsun 280Z, with less than 8,700 miles recorded on the odometer. The car was purchased by its original owner in Olympia, WA, in 1975. She would drive the car sparingly for the next seven years, while practicing meticulous care and performing maintenance on the car. After starting a family in 1982, she took the car off the road. The 280Z would remain nestled in her garage on Bainbridge Island, WA until a few years ago when purchased by the previous owner.
Since trading hands, the car has been treated to a full mechanical service, including reconditioning of the fuel tank, flushing all fluids, and the fitment of a new OEM replacement fuel pump. Amazingly, this was all that was needed to bring the car to running order. More recently while in the hands of the current prominent Southern California based collector owner, much attention has been given to the brake system.

This 280Z offers greater usability and reliability over the previous Z models, while still maintaining the classic styling of the earlier models. Today, this particular 280Z is in remarkable time-capsule condition, and as original low-mileage 280Z are quite scarce, this offering is indeed a rare opportunity. A better preserved original example will be very hard to find.
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1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
1975 Datsun 280Z  <br />Chassis no. GHLS30-004842 Engine no. L28-021683
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