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1980 Datsun 280ZX- One Owner, Female Driven, 92.5k Miles, Recent Major Tuneup

For sale: 1980 Datsun Z-Series

Technical specifications

Item location:
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
2 Doors
Engine size:
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
Interior color:
CD Player
Vehicle Title:
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This car was purchased for my wife on 2/28/80 from Bill Whiten Datsun in Birmingham, AL. She has been the sole driver these past 36-1/2 years and the car has been garage kept and lovingly maintained. The odometer currently reads 92,454 miles.
A major tune-up was performed less than 300 miles ago (92,195) by noted Fort Worth area Z-car specialist Rising Sun Performance located in Benbrook, TX. Items addressed in the tune-up include:
Oil and filter change•New spark plugs•New spark plug wires•New fuel filter•New air filter•New distributor cap and rotor•Valve clearance adjusted•Head bolt torque checked•New valve cover gasket•New coolant temperature sensor•New thermostat•Coolant changed out•Air flow metering adjusted/optimized•Timing adjusted•Brake lines flushed and refilled with new brake fluid•Installed a new rear differential snubber
Other modifications/enhancements:•Replaced the factory radio/cassette player with a single din CD receiver•New battery installed on 5/7/15. This battery is warrantied until 5/7/20.•The air conditioning system was professionally converted to R134a on April 7, 2016 by AA Auto Air of Haltom City, TX. This included a complete blowout of the old R-12 mineral oil and replacement with PAG oil and installation of a new dryer.•New headliner installed April, 2016.•New fuel pump installed June 9, 2016.
The car runs and drives as it should. Starts right up and burns no oil. The transmission upshifts and downshifts quickly without hesitation. Everything works. The tires have about 50% tread remaining. The interior is in great shape. Neither of the headlights in this car has ever burnt out so they are the original Koito units that came with the car when it left the factory in Japan.
There is a rust bubble that has appeared in front of the right rear tire that you can see in the photo. These vehicles were produced before modern double-sided galvanized steel panels and rust preventive coatings and to have this little corrosion is somewhat remarkable.
Included with the car are the original bill of sale, window sticker, owner’s manuals, repair manuals and special ZZ Top double “Z” keychain from their “Sharp Dressed Man” video that is attached to the key. Also included are any receipts I have for lifetime warrantied parts (brake pads, fuel pump, hatch lift cylinders, etc.) I’ve installed on the car.
We are selling this car because we have no more room to park all of our vehicles on our property. So, some of our vehicles have to go if we intend to purchase anything else. I have another vehicle listed for sale here as well.
I’ve attempted to describe the car as accurately as possible. Be mindful that this is not a “brand new, off the showroom floor” vehicle but one that was carefully driven and exceptionally well maintained over the years. As is common with vehicles this age, there is no warranty expressed or implied.
If you have questions call me at (817) 688-7856 or just click the “Ask Seller A Question” button located on this page. I will accept cash, cashiers check (vehicle released upon clearing) or PayPal payments only. Not looking for any “trades”. Shipping or delivery of the car will occur after payment has been received. I will express mail the title to any out of state buyers and deliver the car to your shipper at a pre-determined location in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Buyer will pay all shipping cost. International shipping is not available.
This vehicle is also being offered locally so I reserve the right to cancel this listing should it sell.

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