This next car is a Datsun S30 generation Z-car of someone obscure origins. The seller lists it as a 77 Nissan Quest, but that is because Facebash doesn’t have all car listed for all years, so he/she may have picked something close enough. The part where it gets more cloudy is when the seller says it has “minimal rust, no cancerous rust” which is the automotive equivalent to carcinoma instead of melanoma…but its best to avoid both. Finally the seller mentions that you’ll need to live in a state where you can register without a title or apply for a new one…and that the car was listed for sale a year ago. I’m not sure what I’m looking at here, but I love the fender flares. Find this 1977 Datsun 280Z offered for $11,000 in Birmingham, AL via facetrash fenderbook. Tip from Mark.
Under normal circumstances, I’d say that the 2+2 extended roofline ruins the classic looks of Nissan’s classic S30 generation Z-car…but today is no normal day. This gold/brown 280Z has those little back seats and the extended roof shape and doesn’t look bad at all in the photos…but the most shocking part is that asking price compared to the condition. By the time you read this, it is probably already gone. Find this 1976 Datsun 280Z offered for $8000 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.
The Datsun 280Z was the successor to the seminal 240Z car and lives in a middle ground of 260Z/280ZX before the revival Z performance with the 300ZX. As such, the 280Z tends to be treated as somewhat of a middle child – it doesn’t get the praise and admiration of its eldest successful sibling (240Z) […]
The original Datsun 240Z was a nicely styled 2-seater from the land of the rising sun. It combined the basic sportiness of a unibody chassis with MacPherson struts up front and an independent coil spring (upper Chapman struts, lower wishbones) rear with a 2.4 liter inline-6 that split the difference between 4-cylinder zippiness and V8 […]
Production of Datsun’s S30 generation Z-car started with the svelte 240Z in 1969, and continued through 1978 with the slightly porkier Datsun 280Z — however, to Nissan’s credit, the Z car did not drop in performance, because with each iteration (240Z, 260Z, 280Z) a slightly larger engine made up for the increase in safety and […]
Nissan’s iconic S30 generation 240Z deserves a spot on any gearhead’s rust bucket list — they handle well, have decent power, look good, and are affordable. They do have issues with thin steel that suffers from the tin worm, and many have been converted to V8 donut machines, but pound for pound they are one […]
The first generation Nissan Z car was a pretty inline-6 powered 2-seater sold in the USA under the Datsun marque and 240Z nameplate. It was unlike anything seen from a Japanese manufacturer and sold like hot cakes with 148,000 units released onto the black tops of America. The resulting glut of S30 Z-cars on the […]
The first generation S30 Datsun 240Z is one of those cars that up until recently didn’t get much attention from collectors, and could be found cheaply and used as fun transportation by enthusiasts. That is changing, and the S30 has become a Japanese classic. Sporty looks, nice suspension, and high build quality make it a […]
It’s crossed auction blocks at $38 million, topped dozens of click-baity website listicles for most beautiful car ever made, and was, statistically, on the childhood bedroom walls of 46% of the people reading this (I’m convinced most of you had Volvos or Citroens. Or a Chevy Corsica). Only 36 were made. Today, for less than the […]
You know the saying: “A good man S30 is hard to find.” You want one that’s strong and dependable without issues or a past, and one that can play nicely with the kids – but isn’t too much of a snooze. Am I right, ladies?! They’re either too uncouth, trashy, or diesel-y, or way out of […]