Datsun was the export arm of the Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan. Datsun was founded in 1931 as the Dat Motorcar Co, and later on, changed to Datson. Nissan acquired Datson in 1934 and subsequently changed the name to Datsun. The Datsun brand was phased in and out multiple times over the decades until 2022 saw Nissan discontinue the brand due to poor sales. 1969 saw Nissan release the Nissan Fairlady Z the JDM version while globally it was introduced as the Datsun 240Z. The 240Z was produced through 1978 and is considered one of the great cars to come from Japan. A chance to own a magnificent 1972 Datsun 240Z with a 4-speed manual and just 500 miles on the clock after the restoration and rebuild, is now in sight.
Another Japanese legend from the world of iconic Datsun, the creator of the Fairlady. Although not the iconic vehicle, this 1981 Datsun 280ZX Turbo shares the same heritage and technology, a great platform to create a fun, engaging, and special car just the way it is. Being crowned Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year in 1979 is a testament to that fact. Typical of solid Japanese engineering and reliability, this Datsun has aged marvelously and has stood the test of time. The current owner reports that any dents have been removed professionally, leaving a pristine exterior. With 55,000 miles reported on the clock, this vehicle from the '80s is in great condition. The owner's and Chilton's manuals are reportedly included in the sale, ready to be claimed and welcomed into a new home.
It is the second generation Z-car, known in different markets as the Datsun 280ZX, Nissan Fairlady Z, and Nissan Fairlady 280Z. Produced between 1978 and 1983, this was first time the "by Nissan" subscript was badged alongside the Datsun logo (you'll have to look below the logo and squint though). The 280ZX was crowned Motor Trend's import vehicle of the year in 1979, and it remains one of the most awe-inspiring classics on the market today. You might be able to get one at an affordable deal if you act quickly before the 2023 Nissan Z sparks a vintage Datsun/Fairlady Z restomod mania. This stunning 1979 Datsun 280ZX Coupe is the solution we brought to you today. Located in California, it shows only 61,500 miles on its clock and has received plenty of new components from its previous owner.
The legendary series of Nissan and Datsun Z-cars began way back in 1969, and continues to this day with the latest Nissan Z that is just hitting markets as we speak. Along the way, the S130 series carried the torch between 1978 and 1983, and is popularly known as the Datsun 280ZX or Nissan Fairlady Z. This sports car and grand tourer has firmly gained cult classic status, as this 1981 Datsun 280ZX Turbo GL is testament to. If you’re looking for a classic Japanese Eighties sports car from Nissan’s Z lineup, this is a great example to purchase, drive, and cherish.
Widely celebrated as the very vehicle to put Japanese sports cars on the map, the Nissan Fairlady Z (sold in other markets as a Datsun) was first released in 1969 after being completed by lead designer Yoshihiko Matsuo and his team. With an effort to compete with European models, the Z was uniquely styled, with some even comparing it to the Jaguar E-Type, one of the most beautiful cars ever made. As a result, the Z series quickly one a positive response from the press and buyers for its beautiful design, reliability, and competitive price, and the car eventually went to become one of the most successful sports car lines to ever be produced. The 280Z as featured here was released for the North American market in 1975. Today, the Z line serves as a time capsule for anyone wanting to experience some of the finest Japanese automotive sports cars of the twentieth century. This fine example is currently up for sale in Massachusetts with no more than 46,000 miles on the road.