Datsun, Nissan, 280, 280Z, Z car, 1978

Price: - Item location: Nampa, Idaho, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 101,000
  • VIN: HLS30442248
  • Color: Violet but originally a medium blue
  • Engine size: L28E / 2.8L I-6 with factory EFI
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5 speed overdrive
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1978 Datsun Z-Series

I'm having to relist this car that was here not long ago. I am helping a friend sell this car and the story behind it didn't turn out to be so accurate. I was assured that the title was clean, but it's not. It has a Reconstructed brand from Oregon on it. It was a shock to me because I can't tell what exactly the problem with the car was. It runs good and drives well. It has sat a lot over the last 7 years that I've been around the car. I get calls every spring from the owner to come get it running again for the summer. It has served as a backup car for this woman, mainly.
A couple of years ago I kept it for a month or so. After driving it to and from work for two weeks straight, (25 miles each way with an almost perfect mix of city had highway driving), I was averaging 25 MPG with it. The first week I drove it conservatively, the second was more aggressive but not hard. This year when we woke it from it's nap it wasn't so happy. We were having hard starting and misfiring problems. After changing the spark plugs and wires, it didn't seem to respond. So it does drive but not well. I'd recommend towing it home.
I have a ton of pictures of it available at my photo bucket page. My username is IHCGUY and the folder is titled The Z Car, and I'll answer any questions that I can. Thanks for looking at the Z car.