1990 Nissan Fairlady 300ZX
Available for: $12,495
Stock Number: 4375
Nissan's Z cars have stood the test of time, it's hard to believe that this is a 30 year old vehicle. From the model's debut, it was a clear design departure from the angular, blocky Nissan coupes of the 1980s. The smooth, sculpted sheet metal, timeless proportions, and rewarding drive made for immediate success in the marketplace. Finished in Platinum Mist (673) is a classic choice that never seems to fall out of style. The paint itself shows exceptionally well for its age barring a few stone chips from routine driving over the years. The only real blemish of note is on the rear wing, which is a pretty common issue with these. The foam material its made of has caused a few cracks in the paint along the driver's side edge. The body is very straight and largely dent/ding free which is always impressive considering the length of the doors.
Beginning with the interior, it becomes clear that Nissan focused heavily on a driver-centric cockpit. A wrap-around dash highlighted in grey cloth makes for comfy surroundings. For instance, the lower dash, glove box, and door cards are upholstered in the same soft-touch twill cloth that lines the seats in an attempt to class up the interior. Being purpose-built as a grand tourer, instead of a sports coupe, Nissan added some expensive standard equipment to make daily driving more enjoyable. Starting with the digital climate system featuring automatic climate control, which blows cold. Power windows, driver's seat, door locks, and folding side mirrors, and even cruise control were all standard. The seats are in great condition, free of any discoloration or seam rips that so many cars fall victim to. The expansive dash is in great shape with only a minor bit of peeling around the front vents which we see in almost all Z's. The rear seats are minimal for people, but great for bonus storage space in the coupe since the rear hatch is on the smaller side of things. Overall though the Z32 is a fantastic daily driver regardless of what your commute looks like.
Under the hood is the infamous VG30DETT (3.0 V6 Twin Turbo) that made this car so famous. Built with the incredibly robust iron block these are known for their ability to make and handle power. Ours has obviously been kept all stock which most people prefer for a starting point if that's the route they're looking to take. Because of this, it fires right up as soon as you turn the key. Power comes on smooth and pulls hard up to the 7K redline. Acceleration is excellent and there's no question about when those turbos spool. The factory suspension on these is very capable when the road gets twisty without beating you to death on your morning commute. The VG purrs like a kitten and with only 48K verified miles, this engine is only just now getting broken in. The automatic transmission pairs well with this kind of GT car. It has gobs of power on tap thanks to the twin turbos, yet is plenty comfortable and easy enough to hop in and take on a weekend road trip without any concerns. The transmission engages drama free and runs through the gears with ease, sending all that power to the rear wheels without any hesitation. To ensure that this one is ready for you to drive home same day our techs have addressed all the major concerns. A new battery, a fresh set of tires, front bellow boot replacement, and new pads up front has this guy ready to roll. Head-turning good looks and the power to back it up, now all its missing is a new driveway to call home.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.