1977 Datsun 280Z

Auto Obsession LLC
Phone: (602) 663-3339
11025 N Cave Creek Rd , Phoenix , AZ 85020


Ext Color Orange Engine 2.8L
Int Color Black VIN HLS30370533
Mileage 17175 Transmission Manual
Body Style Coupe/Hatchback Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Stock ID 370533 Doors 2 Doors
Fuel Gas    


This 1977 Datsun 280Z was sold new at Turner Datsun in Sacramento, California. I purchased it from a dealer friend through a classic car auction in CA. Supposedly he bought it from a guy that purchased it from the family of the owner of 45 years. He was a dealer in Sacramento and took the car in on trade when the car was 1 year old. According to his daughter, the car has 17K original miles.

The car is finished in orange over black vinyl upholstery. The interior appears original and is in excellent, unrestored condition. It is powered by a fuel-injected 2.8-liter inline-six paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The car features independent suspension as well as rack-and-pinion steering. Stopping power is provided by power-assisted front discs and rear drums.

This Z-car had a Sports Appearance Package added at Turner Datsun when it was new that consisted of: sunroof, a front air dam guard, rear spoiler, black driver's side mirror, and 14″ finned alloy wheels.Equipment includes a carpeted dash mat, an AM/FM radio, rubber Z-branded floor mats, and cargo tie-downs. The dashboard is cracked as they all are but is original, and the air conditioning system does not blow cold (needs recharge according to the family, hard to get done in CA due to their regulations on R-12). The car was repainted in the late 90's and still looks great.

Service in March 2023 consisted of replacing the battery and fusible links and covers and a full 3 step detail. Installation of 4 new tires (not pictured) in place of the 20 year old BFG's was done in July 2023. The head gasket failed so the top end of the motor was rebuilt January/February 2024.

This 280Z is offered with an owner’s manual, a tool kit, original spare tires and a clean Arizona title with 17,174 original miles. I am a huge Z fan and this is way up on the list of best and most original ones I have seen.