5k: Slushbox Shifted: 1992 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo

The Z32 generation Nissan 300ZX was built at the height of the Japanese supercar madness, when typical Japanese caution was thrown out the window and cutting edge technology was king.  By the time it was discontinued (1996 for US market) the 300ZX was a $50k monster, but today they are as cheap and common as measles at Disneyland.  Find this 1992 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo here on eBay currently bidding for $5,627 with 3 days to go located in Dallas, TX.

In the same way that Disneyland wasn’t the first kids amusement park (it was actually a blatant rip off of Children’s Fairyland in Oakland), the 300ZX wasn’t the first Japanese sport sedan laden with technology, but it was the first to get into the 90’s sports car game, beating the 3000GT VR-4 and Mk IV Supra to the market by a year or two.  

The Z32 300ZX is powered by Nissan’s VG30DETT engine, turbocharged and
intercooled for 280 horsepower and 283 ft-lbs of torque when mated to an automatic transmission.

Of course we’d prefer a 5-spd 300ZX (like this one) but the cost of entry and condition makes this a tempting proposition.  How much can it cost to drop in a 5-speed?

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