1977 Datsun 280Z

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Mileage 
    5 000 mi / 8 047 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Reference number 
    DAT-002
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    149 BHP / 152 PS / 112 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

In the early 1960’s, Nissan sought to replace their open-top Sports/Fairlady model with a modern, sleek sportscar keeping up with the times. The Nissan Silvia, of obvious Italian inspiration and styled by Count Albrecht Goertz, was meant to be the brand’s flagship, yet it proved too expensive to produce and sell. The brand’s next attempt, the ‘Z’ series (240Z, 260Z, 280Z and so on) would prove an overnight success and would chance the public’s perception on Japanese cars forever.

This 1977 Datsun 280Z, finished in a tasteful light blue metallic, has received a full rotisserie cosmetic restoration and a major mechanical refurbishment to drive and feel as new.