By the 1978 model year the US spec Datsun Z had lost some of its original luster and it was looking bloated with big American bumpers and those heinous accordion mounting brackets. Even with a larger engine, the added safety and emission control bloat meant the car was slower and less fun to drive than the earlier models, but at least it wasn’t as ugly or down on power with a boat anchor 305 V8 like a late 70s Vette…uggg. Find this 1978 Datsun 280Z offered for $4,800 in Gig Harbor, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1978 Datsun 280Z
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: red
title status: clean
1978 280Z with First Gen 305 bored out to 348. T56 six speed transmission out of a 97 Camaro. Very good interior. Sun roof. Modified body looks like a mini corvette. Original Corvette tail lights. You won’t find another front end like it. Kindof a cross between a vet and Camaro. Good stereo with subwoofer in truck. Make me an offer I can’t refuse. It needs some fiberglass work and someone’s time and devotion.
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