1990 Nissan Fairlady Z Turbo
Stock Number: 4935
When Nissan built the Z32 it happened to make THE quintessential Japanese Grand Tourer of the '90s. A comfortable 2+2 fitted with gobs of power that still knew how to handle a curve, what more could you ask for? These platforms really are incredibly versatile. We've seen everything from full-on track-prepped race cars to slammed stance builds and everything in between. Our latest '90 is a great example of being a quick sports car that doesn't skimp on the amenities. Is there any better color choice for a Z32 than (AH3) Cherry Red Metallic? It has just the right shade to not stand out like a sore thumb but on the flip side not get lost in the crowd. The paint shows great barring some routine little imperfections in the clear which are to be expected. The same can be said about the body which is impressive when you look at just how long these doors are. The exterior has been left pretty much all stock with the exception of the 17" Linea Sport split-spoke wheels. The wheels are certainly more fitting for the car without looking out of place. Nissan really hit the nail on the head when it came to the Z32, its' one of the few cars you see on the road today that still looks like it could have just rolled off the showroom floor.
The Z's 2+2 configuration means you could squeeze someone into the back, but more realistically gives you an additional spot for storage. Having the bonus space makes everyday life a bit easier, even if it is just to throw a couple of bags of groceries in. Our '90 is fitted with one of the rarest options we see and that's factory black leather. The Japanese typically aren't big on leather, so finding this color combo is a seriously tall order. It even still has the T-Top original sun shades which are typically the first thing to get lost or thrown out. Normally we expect to see the bolster wear and stress cracks along the seat bottom, but this one shows little signs of that. The driver gets a full power-adjustable seat which works as it should while the passenger still gets a manually adjustable one. The passenger seats are in great shape, and the rears look to be untouched though there is a slight seam pop at the top of the passenger side about an inch long. Sun damage can be a real issue with these from fading fabrics to warped or cracked dashes but this one has been spared. Surrounding the gauge cluster are all of your pertinent controls. Fitted with fog lights, power windows, mirrors, door locks, and automatic climate control you've got all the goodies of the era. This one even came with cruise control, yet another item we don't see too often on Japanese imports. While the A/C compressor kicks on it's not blowing very cold which leads us to think it may have a leak in the system, however, the heat is functioning properly. The only aftermarket upgrade in the cabin is the head unit which functions though you're still going to want to swap it out for something more functional here stateside since the radio frequencies are different between the two countries.
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 as it's typically safe to assume that it's lived an easier life, especially with only 55K verified miles. It does have a single exit 5Zigen catback exhaust to give it a more proper sports car tone. In stock trim, it's almost a shame how quiet these are. The catback gives off a nice rumble without driving you crazy cruising down the highway. Acceleration is brisk and the VG boasts tremendous low-end torque. Power comes on smooth and pulls hard up to the 7K redline. The factory suspension on these is very capable when the road gets twisty without beating you to death on your morning commute. 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 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. It also has both a power and hold feature which gives you further control over the trans shift points making it a bit more fun when you want to get out on some backroads but not as annoying in traffic as a 3 pedal setup. Mechanically we've addressed all of the major concerns to make sure you won't have anything to sweat for some time to come. The previous owner replaced the timing belt 14K miles ago which is always a good sign. We've put on 4 new tires to make sure you're never struggling for grip. We also replaced the front traction arms and the drive shaft center bushing for good measure as well. Clean 300ZX and Fairlady models are getting tougher to find by the day. This low mileage, well-maintained, rare example would make a great weekend toy or daily driver. This beautiful looking, and better driving 2+2 could be your turn-key Japanese classic today!
*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.