1994 Nissan 300ZX Fairlady
Stock Number: 4268
Nissan's Z cars have stood the test of time, it's hard to believe that this is a 25 year old vehicle now. The Z32 was on Car and Driver's top 10 list every year it was in production, and that's saying something. There is no doubt about why it belonged there in the first place. This one is one of the most revered setups; twin-turbo V6, T-Tops, all while sending its power to the proper set of wheels. The smooth, sculpted sheet metal, timeless proportions, and rewarding drive made for immediate success in the marketplace. Finished in one of the hardest to find, and most desirable color options offered; Sapphire Blue Pearl (TK3) instantly makes this car a hit. While the color alone makes it a serious head-turner, all the right modifications have been made to take this car over the top. A Greddy front bumper updates the front of this Z and is hands down one of the best-looking bumpers on the market. Atop that are a set of 99+ headlights that help with the superior light output. Outback is the very hard to find NavaN, factory optional, wing that really fits the profile of the car well. A very subtle touch is the silver stripe around the trailing edge of the wing because it's all about the details. Timeless 17" BBS LM wheels absolutley pop off of the Sapphire blue and sit just right thanks to Tien adjustable coilovers. It looks like the Z has been repainted at some point, probably when the new bumper was added, so it looks great. There are a few blemishes, as with any vehicle, like a chip on the lower edge of the front bumper, but nothing out of the ordinary. All-in-all the paint looks great and the body matches with only a few little door dings to report.
The Z's 2+2 configuration means you could squeeze someone into the back, but realistically it'll probably only ever get used as additional storage. Having the bonus space does make everyday life a bit easier, even if it is to simply to throw a couple of bags of groceries in. Our '94 is fitted with not one but two rare options; leather seats. The Japanese typically aren't big on leather, so finding a Sapphire Blue over charcoal is a tall order. The seats have been pretty well maintained over the years with only some traditional bolster wear and minor cracking from getting in and out over the years. The passenger and rear seats show minimal signs of use. Sun damage can be a real issue with these from fading fabrics to warping the dash. We don't see any of that here and the factory sun shades that attach to the tops are still in good shape. The factory steering wheel does have a little bit of wear but was retained for the cruise control features. Since these were meant to be top of the line sports cars they did have all of the amenities of the era. Power windows, power mirrors, electric front seats, and automatic climate control. Tein EDFC (Electronic Damping Force Controller) was fitted which is a particularly trick system. This makes it possible for the driver to control the damping force at the touch of a button while in the driver's seat thanks to the controller mounted below the steering column. There is also an HKS EVC above the gear selector for more control and monitoring of the turbo system. Since the 180km/h speedo doesn't cut it in the performance world a proper, and, Nismo 300km/h cluster was fitted. Due to the obvious cluster swap the true mileage is unknown, however, it currently reads 95K.
There's no doubt that the robust VG30DETT 3.0 twin-turbo V6 is what made this car an icon. These were extremely well built from the factory, and it's iron block is capable of some serious horsepower numbers on the stock internals. This V6 fires right up and idles smoothly through the Central 20 downpipes and high flow cats leading out to a Kakimoto catback exhaust. The exhaust has a deep tone at idle that seriously opens up when you put your foot in it. Acceleration is excellent due to the upgraded HKS Sport Turbos. Since this car came equipped with the automatic transmission, there's never any delay since the turbos don't have to re-spool between shifts. Making sure there's plenty of air being fed to them a massive HKS front mount intercooler fills the Greddy bumper, the way this car should have looked when it left the factory. Nestled in behind the FMIC is a Trust trans cooler to ensure there are no issues from the added power. The trans engages with ease and still putts around town with nobody the wiser about what's really under the aluminum hood. The Z32 was already a legend in its own right, with a little help these cars are exceptional. This Fairlady is one of the more unique, yet understated, ones that we've imported to date. Don't blink, this one will move fast.
*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.