1990 Nissan Z32
This curvacious 1990 Nissan Fairlady 300ZX is one sexy grand tourer. Loved for its styling, refinement, and performance, this example boasts a mere 87k verified miles. Finished in (KH3) Super Black, the body on this 2+2 is in good shape aside from some minor dings, dents, and chips associated with normal use and some light fading to be expected from 30 year old paint. The exterior is largely unmodified with the exception of an OEM twin turbo wing and an OEM '99 Spec (late model) front bumper, grille, and turn signals. Optioned with a real-deal five-speed and a hearty naturally aspirated V6 powerplant, this recent service Z32 is a delight to drive. As an open-air weekend cruiser or stellar daily driver, it's hard to beat the Z's for the money and they are sure to appreciate in the coming years.
These Z's have a driver-focused cabin and some decent equipment. The T tops bring some natural light in the cabin and make it feel much larger. Upgrades include an aftermarket steering wheel and a Carrozzaria head unit. The audio does function and the Z includes working power windows, locks, and electric folding mirrors. Even the driver seat is powered and works as it should. The leather seats dress up the interior and lack any major imperfections such as rips, stains, or tears beyond an inch-long cut on the passenger seat bottom. The dash is in good shape overall but does have some delamination by the bottom of the windshield to note. The optional automatic climate system works, and the a/c does help cool off from the heat, but it's not as cold as a new car by any stretch. The door cards are in good nick and the carpets have withstood the last three decades well despite some light staining. Overall the condition is impressive and you can tell this car was cared for in Japan.
The drivetrain is the same as stateside models which makes ownership a breeze. This Z32 is fresh off an oil and filter service and turns over quickly thanks to a new 12v battery. The VG30E idles confidently thanks to a set of new serpentine belts and is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The transmission shifts properly and is geared fine for US interstate speeds. Power is sent to the rear wheels as it should be and acceleration is brisk. The benefit to this motor is that it creates less heat and is easier to work on than its firebreathing VG30DETT brethren. The suspension is compliant for daily use, and the long-wheelbase promotes stability at higher speeds. The brakes stop this ride quickly and our trained technicians have replaced the front pads here in our shop. The OEM alloys are all wrapped in new all-season rubber. These tires will last for tens of thousands of miles to come and quiet the ride down nicely.