1977 Datsun 280Z Base Coupe 2-Door 2.8L

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Sun Yellow
Interior Color:Black
Engine:2.8L 2753CC l6 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
Trim:Base Coupe 2-Door
Number of Cylinders:6
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1977 Datsun 280Z

48,000 well documented original miles. I have a notebook with all the original receipts for service work, etc. that documents the history of the car and the mileage. I even have pictures of the car when it was brought home by the original owner in 1977. All documentation will come with the car.

Color 411 Sun Yellow

L28 2.8L Engine , 5 speed

Within the last 100 miles all 6 fuel injectors have been replaced and the engine was thoroughly tested and given a clean bill of health. New plug wires, fluids changed, even the charcoal filter has been changed. The engine runs strong, shifts with no problems, the car starts immediately, no smoke, no pulling when driving. Everything on this engine is clean, maintained and does it job correctly! Car does not leak any fluids. I have no problem having this car verified by a mechanic. I replaced some of the hose-type clamps on the engine and I saved the original hose clamps. I had planned on having them refurbished and had planned on then putting them back on, but I did not get around to doing yet. The original hose clamps will come with the car. It would complete the ‘original’ look to the engine to replace them,, and that is what I had planned on doing since this is an unmodified car.

The car has a set of new Uniroyal Tiger Paw AWP tires. The Tiger Paw AWP tires are the better grade Tiger Paw tires for a more comfortable ride and durability. Tirebuyer.com rates these tires with their highest rating of 10 for comfort, and 9 for durability. The rims and decorative hubcaps are the original ones that came with the car. Within the last month the hubcaps have been restored to their original soft silver powder coating. On two of the outside decorative rims there are a couple of small ‘curb rash’ marks.

There are a couple of very small paint dings that are not noticeable until you get down within a few inches of the area. The carpet is the original carpet and within the last month it has been re-dyed so it is a dark black. It was not stained or torn but there were a few really small areas by the back window that were slightly sun damaged and showed a small amount of discoloration where the luggage straps were laying on the carpet. That is why I did the carpet.

All original interior and it looks like new. Dash is like new and does not show any wear, and especially NO cracks or sun damage. 1977 Datsun 280z radio. Electric antennae works, all gauges work, small things such as back defroster, cigarette lighter, map light, etc. work. The only thing that I know of that does not work is the clock. All of the rubber on the doors and windows is like new. It is a very ‘tight’ feeling car when you close the doors. All interior components like steering wheel, shifter knob, leather shifter cover, etc are original and are near perfect. The cigarette lighter and ashtray have never been used. All of the glass is the original glass and is not cracked or chipped. The front windshield does not have any rock dings at all! I have had so many people tell me how incredible the interior is in this car. They cannot believe it has not been restored.

This car has all of the original parts and has not been ‘put together’ with parts from other cars. This car is pretty much like it was when it came from the factory. All of the documentation proves this.
No accident, no rust car. This car was not driven in rain, snow, or wet conditions so it has a very clean undercarriage and no rust. I have a lift in my garage and will put it up on the lift so you can see the underside.

The decals are exact replicas of the original ZZZap decals. I had considered putting on the options package so I purchased a set of new decals for $425. The new set of decals are exact replicas of the original and to my knowledge these decals are no longer available. I looked for months before I found the last set.

The ZZZap
Exact number of ZZZap cars is unknown, but it is estimated that about 1,000 were delivered to the US. It is important to note that some people told me this was not a ZZZap car because it did not have the options package put on in 1977. I contacted Nissan’s corporate office and it was confirmed that the 1977 Sun Yellow, 5-speed L28 was marketed as the ZZZap, and with the options package (stripes, louvers, dual mirrors) it was marketed as the “Z with more ZZZap”. In the car’s documentation notebook there are original advertisements that also confirm this. The paint is the original color of 411 Sun Yellow, and is documented properly on the front by the radiator ( as it should be) to verify a ZZZap car. I’m sure someone somewhere with differ with me on this, but I was given this information by the source; Nissan Corporate office.

I have all of the paperwork from delivery date until now, and I mean everything. The owner’s manual, service records, any items purchased for the car, and even the original window sticker. Because this car has been cared for and only driven as a pleasure car, each owner was meticulous about its care and documentation. All of the documentation will come with the car.

The original tire, jack, flat tire fix etc. are in the car. The original Owner’s Manual and Service Manual are in the documentation. The mileage is well documented and this car has a Title A registration showing that the car’s mileage of 48 thousand is the original miles.

The car was named Sammy by its former owners, and I have kept this name for the car. The car has a personality all its own. This is a rare and well documented car and a piece of history for Datsun. I have lots of pictures of this car including close-ups of interior, exterior, and engine. If you are interested call me at (520) 818-8425. I can also take videos with a walk around of the car if you wish.

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