SPECS
Horsepower
135 @ 5200RPM HP
Torque
144 @ 4400RPM LB-FT
Curb Weight
2800 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
2.8 L
Transmission Type
5-Speed Manual
MPG (City/Highway)
28 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

This is my 1979 Datsun 280ZX. She is rough around the edges, but I still love how she drives and looks. It makes my day when I'm driving and someone next to me or in the parking lot starts a conversation about how they grow up with this car and how they love to see one on the road still. Right now the 280ZX is sitting in the garage so I can work on removing all the rust that 40 years of neglect can cause. The previous owner seemed to have it parked under a tree with the windows or something down because wet leaves were under all the carpets. I did manage to find all the original paper work for the car in the glove box, including the original sales receipt from 1979. I have full service records from the first owner up to 1981 when the car was sold to the guy I bought it from.

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[]Robert Wurster

Sorry for not updating anything. I've been very busy with work and moving into a new house, but I have been working on it. I will try to keep this profile more updated in the future. Thanks

[]Robert Wurster

Yesterday I was welding my new passenger side frame rail in and discovered that my driver side floor is rusted to nothing and the only thing keeping it together is the old sound insulation. I'm talking to a guy now about replacement floors. Hopefully I can get her back on the ground before March to get some nice pictures for you guys.

[]Robert Wurster

Sorry for not updating my page. Been working on the 280zx but I keep forgetting to update. I will do a massive update tomorrow.

[]Robert Wurster

Update:

I'm going to be getting some pictures of the parts I have installed here shortly and upload them to my profile in the next few weeks.

[]Robert Wurster

Don't know why all my wishlist parts installed themselves on my 280zx. Now if only that would happen off the website.

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