cylinders: 6 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas odometer: 156816 paint color: blue title status: clean transmission: automatic
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1983 280zx 2+2 with T-tops L28 2.8l i6 n/a automatic 3 speed with torque locker.
I've owned this car for 8 years and never thought I'd get rid of it but I've been traveling a lot and have decided it's time to thin out.
This car was my daily driver for 3 years and never left me stranded, since then I take it out every other weekend or so. It's been extremely reliable and I've taken meticulous care of it, changing the oil every 3k miles or less, regularly running injector cleaner through it and I've always had it in a garage or carport out of the weather. I have made multiple trips around the Olympic peninsula and to Oregon without any issue. I would feel confident driving cross country in this car!
I've had the AC professionally recharged so it stays cool in the summer when it's too hat for the T-tops and defrost keeps the windows fog free in the winter. I've also updated the stereo to a modern single din with Aux and all new speakers. I've put a racing/hot rod style steering wheel in with custom z horn button and it also comes with the original steering wheel. The car also comes with the stock wheels mounted with tires.
The current set of wheels are Konig rewinds which handle and look great! I've upgraded the suspension to a vogtland progressive lowering spring kit with gives the car a very smooth but tight right. The progressive springs have a small amount of travel that has a spring rate less than what the original springs were so for pothotels small hard hits it's way more comfortable and when you're in a corner the rest of the spring is much stiffer which keeps it well planted and predictable.
The paint on the car is a 7.5 out of 10, it's no show car, it's a daily driver. If you look closely you can see thr years of rock chips that have been filled in and a few very small spots where there was a bubble of surface rust and I pedaled the paint up so sand, prime, and repaint it. I have owned multiple Z's and looked at many of them and this is by far the most solid zx I've ever seen. There's not a spot of rust on the floor pans or rockers, the frame and body are solid.
The interior is a 7 out of 10. The seats are all immaculate! So are the door panels and carpeting. The car had a new interior kit out in it shortly before I bought it. The dash is cracked however. If you know Z's you know that the dashs are always cracked and there are three options: cap it, replace it, or carpet it. This has a dash carpet in it. There are also a few rear inside panels that have warped a bit over the years due to heating and cooling from seasons.
The T-tops are in great shape! They don't have any cracks, they go on and off east and they don't leak. I've driven this car through multiple winters without a problem. The windshield has a couple small chips but otherwise is fine. There is no rust around any of the windows which is a huge issue for the zcars.
Mechanicaly and electronically everything works great! The it does have the infamous Z clock that works about half of the time mysteriously. Also, the ebrake can be a bit sticky, I'm not sure if this is due to resistance from the cable/cable housing or the reset springs are week but I've never used the ebrake much and if I had to, I just reached in and pulled the arm back on the caliper for it to make sure it doesn't drag.
For more info I've uploaded a video showing the nitty gritty of the cosmetics as well as a cold start and some other points I might have missed. You can find it here:
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