1992 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo
Stock Number: 4484
The Nissan Fairlady Z Twin Turbo is an iconic classic Japanese muscle car. It's not very often that we come across one in these specs; the fact its a 2+0 with the T-Tops makes it a pretty great find (especially with summer on the horizon.) The exterior is in superb condition and it is clear the previous owner maintained this Z inside and out. The exterior has been lightly modified to give this car a look of its own. Upfront is both a rare and distinct Abflug version III front bumper. The bumper itself is in pretty good condition, however, there are some chips to the underside and a few spiderweb cracks in it from those impacts. They're all relatively minor since they hardly showed in the photos. Outback is a Veilside rear half bumper which gives it a more diffuser style look. The cutouts really showcase the Fujitsubo catback exhaust. It also has some subtle touches like the carbon fiber print around the Kouki tail lights that only those with a keen eye will catch. The red ring around the 17" 5 spoke wheels wrapped in fresh rubber really pop off the Onyx (GL1) paint. The paint itself does show its age a bit with things like stone chips and some scratches in the clear. The bodywork has been kept up with rather well with only a few typical door dings to report. With 85K verified miles, it is expected that it will have some blemishes, but overall the Fairlady appears to have been well cared for back in Japan.
The interior has received a few nice upgrades to make the drive more enjoyable. The obvious big change up is the Recaro reclinable bucket seat. Trimmed in red it matches the look of the wheels as its all about that little details. The seat itself has held up particularly well, as normally we see the bolsters start to break down a bit from getting in and out. The stock passenger seat is also in good shape free of any tears but there is some light staining on it. Both have been spared from any notable sun damage that the T-Top cars can fall subject to. The carpeting and door panels look great for their age and it even still has the T-Top covers for when you don't want the sun beating down on you. The expansive dash is crack free unlike many Nissan's of the era, however, it is turning up slightly along the windshield defroster. It's a pretty common issue with Z's and relatively minor in comparison to many of the ones we see. There are a few small holes in the dash from something being mounted to the dash, probably a GPS screen that was removed once double din head units became a thing. It does have a nice Kenwood unit in place of the original one. A stylish Momo tuner wheel and matching shift knob keep you feeling in control and help view the gauge cluster a little easier. While these do have a full digital climate control system, the real draw is popping out the tops and rolling down the windows and enjoying the cruise.
Under the hood is the infamous VG30DETT (3.0 V6 Twin Turbo) that made this car so famous, to begin with. Mated to a proper 3 pedal, 5 speed makes it an absolute blast on the open road. This engine fires right up and idles smoothly through that Fujitsubo catback. Acceleration is excellent and there's no question about when the turbos spool. The exhaust has a deep tone at idle that really opens up when you put your foot in it. Built with the incredibly robust iron block these are known for their ability to make and handle power. Ours has obviously been kept mostly all stock which most people tend to prefer as it's generally safe to assume that it's lived an easier life. The 5-speed manual transmission shifts well and the clutch holds the power well and shows no signs of slipping. Since the throw is a little long from the factory a short-throw shifter was installed which makes gear changes much crisper. The factory suspension was ditched in favor of Tein coilovers which are very capable when the road gets twisty without beating you to death on your morning commute. For those after a proper sports tourer, there's really no better option than the Fairlady Z. With its timeless good looks, ample power, and a ride to match, there's no wonder the Fairlady is an icon. The only thing this Z32 is missing is a new driveway to call home.
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