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1978 Datsun 280z

Id: 271

Stock #: 3481

VIN: hls30427592

Mileage: 38206 mi

Year: 1978

Exterior Color: silver

Transmission: manual (5 speed)

Price: $ 0

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Name: The Stable, Ltd

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Phone: 908-234-2055

Email: stablewebsite@gmail.com

Company: The Stable, Ltd.

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Off to Norway...1978 DATSUN 280Z COUPE #HL530427592. The 280 Z was the final form of the original and pure “Z Car” design which was introduced to a fascinated market in 1969. That original body continued for 10 years before growing into a larger, more luxury-oriented ZX in 1979. The 1978 model was the ideal combination: equipped with the Bosch L-Jetronic electronic fuel-injection system with considerably more power than the earlier cars and offered with an optional 5-speed manual transmission and a new much-improved integrated a/c system, the car still had the original sleek and handsome body panels of the original 240Z. Our car was sold new by Bob Leitzinger from his Datsun dealership in State College, Pa. Bob was a Datsun race car driver who ran very well at Sebring, Summit Point, The Miami Grand Prix, etc. in the 1970’s and 1980’s—winning the 1977 SCCA Nationals at Lime Rock Park in his own 280Z. Quite naturally, Bob was also a purveyor of speed equipment for the Datsuns which he sold. Bob equipped this car—as a demo and showpiece on his showroom floor—with various competition touches and sold it to a friend of his. The friend, a local (Tewksbury) auto enthusiast whom we have known for decades, carefully kept the car out of the weather for 24 years and drove it sparingly as an extra toy. Sitting in its original owner’s garage along with a BMW 850 and a Porsche Carrera 4S, it can be understood how he finally decided that the sports car dream of his past had become a bit redundant. Finished in silver with black interior, the car is 100% original (except tires) and is in amazingly fine condition throughout. The car’s original sale invoice is present and shows the car being delivered new on May 26, 1978 from the Lettzinger showroom with the following options: rustproofing, CB driving lights (no longer present), front and rear spoilers, Vector mag wheels, Interpart exhaust headers, rear and side window louvers, cocoa mats (in black to match the carpeting) and side moldings. The original sticker price was $9,576. Service records, original manuals and extra key are present along with the original sale invoice. 38,206 miles. $18,500.

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