222 HP
198 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3219 LB
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
3 L
Transmission Type
MPG (City/Highway)
18 MPG

One day, a neighbor...who also happen to be involved in the Eagle Scout program, stopped by my house in is 1979 Datsun 280zx. He came to talk about helping me finish my Eagle Scout requirements (which I had lost interest in). He took me to get a drink in his Z and on the way back he handed me the keys and said “you drive’. I was hooked! The Z was so much fun to drive! So unique! My neighbor made a deal with me, he said: “Mike, you get your Eagle completed before your 18th birthday (4 months away) and you can take the Z to Prom.” Needless to say, I got it done...and I took the Z to Prom (along with my girlfriend). ;) Two years later, I was in south Texas serving a church mission. My neighbor (unbeknownst to me) was selling the Z to pick up a newer 300ZX. He approached my parents and offer it to them knowing how much I loved it. They bought it...and thus the addiction began. The white Z32 pictured here (SEXZ), was my 3rd Z...and a project. I bought the car in 'decent' condition, but it needed some cosmetic resurrection. 4 months into owning it, I spun a rod bearing. Fortunately I had a mechanic friend that allowed me to used his shop to store and work on the Z in my 'spare' time. As I dug into the Z, I learned that there were more issues to address than just a spun bearing. One of the previous owners had used those 'spring clamps' from Pep Boys in an attempt to lower the car. In so doing he broke the springs. So I rebuilt the suspension. The wheels ended up getting stolen during the build process, so new shoes were installed. The 2 piece heavy drive shaft was replaced as was the stock intake and exhaust. A year (and many surprises) later...the Z was back on the road. Here's the list of mods: Complete engine tear down and rebuild, including paint, polish and powder coating. New wiring harness from the ECU forward. New Steering Rack. KYB AGX Adjustable struts (4 way-front, 8 way-rear) Eibach Pro Kit Springs. Energy Suspension Bushings. Stillen Rear Adjustable A-arms. Powertrain Industries Single Piece Aluminum Drive Shaft. JWT Pop Charger -Intake (K&N) and ECU Chip. Custom built cat back exhaust with Magnaflow Stainless Steel twin wall, twin tip mufflers. HID Conversion. TSW Thruxton staggered fitment wheels. Thanks for checking it out.

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Discuss this build

[]Andrew Johnson

Very nice clean build, what made you part with it?

[]Michael Coles

Thanks Andrew. I had blood, sweat and tears into my Z, but I had some family expenses that had to be dealt with, so the Z had to go. I'll build another one again someday. Thanks for checking it out.

[]Tom Armstrong

awesome 300 dude!

[]Michael Coles

Thanks Tom!

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