Estimated at £20,000 - £25,000
Registration No: SFK 360W
Chassis No: HGS130127945
MOT: May 2023
The Datsun 280ZX (sold as the Nissan Fairlady Z in its native Japan) was unveiled in 1978 and built on the impressive reputation forged by its forbears - the 240, 260 and 280Z. The only items in common with the 280Z it replaced, however, were the 2.8-litre straight-six engine and its related driveline components. In common with its predecessor the newcomer was offered in two-seater and 2+2 configurations. Mechanical changes included the replacement of the rear Chapman struts with BMW-style semi-trailing arms and the rear brake drums with discs. There was now the option of manual rack and pinion or power-assisted recirculating ball steering. Production of the 280ZX continued into 1983, when the model was supplanted by the Nissan 300ZX.
Hailing from the years just before Datsun became Nissan, from its registration number 'SFK 360W', this example appears to have started life in the Wolverhampton area; this is supported by the garage business stickers, from that area, in the rear window. Displaying a mere 20,340 credible miles on the odometer this striking survivor of a ZX, has had just 4 former keepers showing on the HPI. The low mileage may, in part, be due to the car having been in storage from 1998 to 2021. As 1980s interiors go, this one is up there with some of the better survivor cars of the period. 'SFK 360W' was subject to a recent mechanical overhaul which has included refurbished injectors, brake calipers and radiator overhaul plus oil/filter service and a new battery. An MOT was only recently acquired in late May of this year, and is without any advisory notes. As ZXs go, this is a bit of a time warp driving experience and with credible low miles, an opportunity to buy into the retro Japanese ownership and driving experience, that is such a big scene today. The ZX is offered with its original owner's handbook, a collection of invoices and a Haynes manual.
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