Tasteful Two Plus Two: 1976 Datsun 280Z 2+2

In 1975 Nissan engineered a few small changes to their S30 generation Z car (now on its first reboot as the 260Z) and released the car as the 280Z.  It may have weighed a few more pounds, and was equipped with big 5mph bumpers but it still contained most of the original secret sauce that made the Z so good.  Find this 1976 Datsun 280Z 2+2 offered for $10,900 in Sarasota, FL via craigslist. Tip from dascpcu.


This isn’t just another average 280Z, first it is the 2+2 variant, which added a small set of dwarf sized rear seats and a modified rear fenders/roofline.  On top of that, this one has been de-bumpered and recently painted in a nice shade of blue and shod with an appropriately vintage set of Minilite-style wheels.


The car looks nice on the inside and out, the seller says all lights and gauges work and seems in good order with the exception of a non-functioning AC system.  The original 2.8 liter inline-6 pushed out 170 horsepower and 163 ft-lbs of torque into a 4-speed manual gearbox (the 5-speed option was released in 1977).

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