The Nation’s Trusted Consignment Dealer, Many Locations Nationwide
- Engine Size:
- 2.8 Liter
- Transmission Type:
- 5 Speed Manual
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- 32,568 (Unknown)
- Atlanta, GA
There's no question that the Datsun 280Z changed the way we look at sports cars in America. Affordable sports cars had all but vanished by the time this 1977 example was built, and despite those dark years of emissions controls, they still managed to deliver sparkling performance.
This is one of those Z-cars that was treated like something special from the very beginning. Whether it was a visionary who recognized that someday this car would be a collector's item or merely a fellow who loved his new Z, someone made sure this car stayed fresh over the years. The bronze paint job is back in fashion after all these years, and you'll probably find that out on the road, folk will stop at lights just to ask you what color it is. There's a golden glow underneath that shows up in the right light, and it highlights things like the hood bulge and the gentle curve of the rear fender as it comes together with the roof. Along the way, someone added a deep chin spoiler, a ducktail spoiler out back, and a set of smooth headlight covers, but there's no mistaking this car's DNA. It's got some signs of use and age, but it still generates a ton of attention, particularly for the money. It's been retrofitted with a smaller chrome front bumper from an earlier model, which is a great choice, and the blacked-out tail panel looks racy.
The black interior is definitely 1970s fashion, but it's remarkably well preserved and after you embrace the coolness that is the disco era, you'll find a very stylish and functional cockpit inside. The buckets are supportive, and thanks to that durable upholstery, show only a few splits and scuffs that are a natural product of age. Door panels and carpets are well preserved for being 40 years old, with the cargo bay showing no ill effects from UV rays or dirty cargo. The dash was the same in all the first-generation Z-cars, and the round auxiliary gauge pods in the center are a design statement that can still be found in today's 370Z. A leather-wrapped wheel and stubby shifter with a matching knob reinforce the performance feel that was so carefully engineered by Nissan designers. This Z also features things like working factory A/C and an AM/FM/CD stereo with an amp and a pair of bazooka subwoofers in the trunk.
The silky smooth inline-six featured a single overhead camshaft, and was enlarged to 2.8 liters to bolster low-end torque for American tastes. Combined with the svelte curb weight, the 280Z is generally regarded as the best-performing of the first-generation cars. The engine is smooth and feels like it can pull forever, and makes a brawny six-cylinder bellow through the single exhaust pipe. It looks like there's a lot going on under the forward-canted hood, but in reality these are reliable, durable cars that are surprisingly easy to work on, so have no fears about that. The cam cover was painted to match the bodywork, but otherwise it remains quite stock and runs superbly. The chassis offers lively handling thanks to a fully independent setup fore and aft, as well as powerful braking that's better than most cars of the era. The chassis is very clean and solid, although not detailed for show, but with no problem areas, either. And as a child of the '70s, nothing looks more appropriate than a set of "kidney bean" aluminum wheels, which sit on 215/60/14 blackwall radials.
The Z-car changed the automotive landscape, and collectors are now starting to realize its special place in history. Relive one of the '70s greatest hits and call today!
Why Sell With Streetside Classics?
Because we know classic cars and how to sell them. We provide the peace of mind that can only come from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country. Our sales teams generate industry-leading sales volume per dealership and consistently win customer service awards in the process. We take out the hassles of selling privately and get you more money in your pocket than anywhere else. Come see why we are The Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer.
Reasons to Consign With Us
- Top Consignment Dealer in the Nation
- Over 1200 Cars in Stock
- No Upfront or Monthly Fees
- Five MASSIVE Indoor Showrooms
- Over 35 Cars SOLD/Month Per Showroom
- Local, National, & Worldwide Exposure
- We Will Get You Top $$$
- Our eBay Motors Listings GET RESULTS
- Dealership-Specific 3rd Party Advertising
- Classic Car Financing Available
- No Phone Calls or Texts At All Hours
- No Strangers At Your Door
- High Quality Pictures, Video & Write-Up
- Keeping Our Consignors Happy Is Job #1
Our Global Marketing Reach
We advertise on all the top websites and print publications marketing your vehicle globally, getting it hundreds of views each day.
That's over an $1100 value!
Financing Classic & Collector Cars
Let our money work for you! With rates as low as 6.00% and an average appreciation of 9.00% a year it doesn't always make sense to pay with cash.
- Minimum Loan Amount - $10,000
- No Pre-Payment Penalty
- No Proof of Income (Tier 1 Credit)
- Terms to 144 months
- Bankruptcy, foreclosure, divorce – All OK
After being in the collector-car business for a decade prior, Donna Robbins opened the doors to the first Streetside Classics showroom in Charlotte, NC in 2008. Armed with a customer-oriented business philosophy and a clear vision for success, she has since led Streetside Classics to an unrivaled sales volume that is currently among the best in the collector car industry.
With the most knowledgeable and professionally trained staff in the industry, we have expanded nationally and opened showrooms in many major U.S. markets. We operate under the principles of doing business fairly and with the understanding that our customers are the lifeblood of the business. Much of our success comes from the relationships formed with buyers and sellers around the world who have joined us on this incredible journey and made Streetside’s rapid growth possible.
Today, Streetside Classics is known as the Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer; providing sellers and buyers alike with the peace of mind that only comes from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country.
Terms & Conditions
Vehicle may be sold by Streetside Classics prior to the end of the auction. Streetside Classics reserves the right to end its auctions early or to cancel bids solely at its discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.
The winning bidder is required to contact Streetside Classics within 24 hours after the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction.
If winning bidder does not contact Streetside Classics and submit deposit within 24 hours of auction close, vehicle may be made available to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer on a first come, first serve basis.
For balance of payment we will accept bank wire transfer (preferred), cashier’s check, or personal check (vehicle shipment will be delayed until check clears).
Streetside Classics has represented this vehicle to the best of its ability relying on information provided by the consignor/seller. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact us directly to provide additional information or answer any questions.
Please be aware that all pre-owned vehicles, regardless of age, mileage, or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure. Streetside Classics encourages bidders to have a personal inspection completed prior to delivery to help ensure your satisfaction. Third party inspections are encouraged and must take place prior to the purchase.
All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and with no warranties expressed or implied.
Final or winning bid price does not include shipping, tax, title, or registration fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide for any state or local taxes and shipping expenses resulting from the sale.
We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of them can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody.
An additional documentation fee of $199 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.
This site and all advertising information may be updated without notice whenever new information is obtained and may contain mistakes and inaccuracies. Information is provided to the best of our knowledge and that of the owners of the vehicles, and we make no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. We cannot be responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. Streetside Classics is not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials, and componentry of every single vehicle we sell. It is the responsibility of the buyer to either inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Streetside Classics strives to perform extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible that there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent. All vehicles are sold AS-IS with no warranties expressed or implied.