West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional barn-fresh (garage really!) find of this rare and numbered 10th Anniversary Edition 1980 280ZX 2.8L Fuel Injected 6 cylinder OHC Coupe (#1,224 of only 3,000 built) with its original and unique 'Black & Gold' color paint with unique '10th Anniversary' graphics and emblems and black out moldings and glass surrounds, Limited Edition Plaque, original 69K miles, 5 speed manual overdrive transmission, T-Bar Roof with sunshade windshield, air conditioning with auto temperature feature, leather 6-way power seat with lumbar adjust, AM/FM stereo/cassette with power antenna, alloy wheels with color inserts, power assisted 4 wheel disc brakes, power steering, power windows, cruise control and in the highly desirable rare 2 seat coupe body-style!
The Datsun 280Z was built between the years 1975-78 and was the latest incarnation of the 240/260Z with the 240Z having been voted by 'Sports Car International' the number two car on the list of the 'Top Sports Cars of the 1970's'! One of the most appealing Japanese cars ever produced, unfortunately they have largely disappeared from the roads almost entirely due to insurmountable rust issues of all the Japanese cars of this era making this rare and most desirable last year 1980 10th Anniversary Edition model all the more rare and unusual in its completely rust free and original condition! The 260Z had a longer stroke of 2.6L from its predecessors and and this particular example is the 2 seat coupe version with a notably different and more attractive roof-line from the less desirable 2+2 models. A Limited Edition '10th Anniversary' car was released in 1980. Available in either black/gold or black/red two-tone paint, these cars came with leather seating, and other special trim features. A total of only 3000 of these cars were built - 2500 in black and gold and only 500 in the red and black.
This is a beautiful stock example with it's original engine and with all of it's original factory specifications and options intact including original 'Black & Gold' color paint and tan leather interior! Always primarily serviced at either Nissan dealerships or 'Z' specialists since new with service records and documentation and in recent years serviced at 'Foothill Nissan' of La Crescenta, California and most recently serviced and maintained at the renown 'Precision Z Service' of Canoga Park, California with a recent service at 69,908 miles including a major service and tune up, replace vacuum hoses, fix climate control unit, replace idler arm bushings, replace clutch slave cylinder, pressure bleed brake system, service AC, replace leaking brake caliper, replace leaking cold start valve, replace battery (Cost $2,038.43) for turn-key driving today. The car also has a thick file of records and documentation going back to its purchase by its original owner in late 1981 (12/15/1981) and includes its original owners manuals, windows sticker and purchase order!
The car has a razor straight body with very nice paint and no signs of any accidents or bondo. The floor boards and trunk area are all remarkably completely original and solid and there are no signs of any rust anywhere. The car has it's original factory tan leather interior which is also in remarkably good and original condition throughout. The engine is extremely strong and the transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears, a simply lovely car to drive.
This is a rare opportunity to own a very rare and internationally desirable 1980 legendary Datsun 280ZX '10th Anniversary Edition' 2 seat coupe model, one of only 2,500 built in this Black & Gold color combination and only 3,000 built total - owned by obviously only very mature driver/owners since new and with only 69K original miles with the highly desirable 5 speed manual transmission!