1977 Datsun 280Z

1977 Datsun 280Z
Hatchback Coupe
Chassis #: HLS30409903
Sold for $19,250 at 2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona.
This Datsun 280Z is finished in fly yellow and has been updated with a 5.7 liter Corvette engine. It is backed by a TREMAC 5-speed transmission. This G-Nose coupe has period correct sliding sunroof, custom wheels, custom suspension, disc brakes, and air conditioning.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012
Nissan motors introduced the Datsun 280Z for the United States market in the 1975 model year. The model was available from 1975 through 1978. It featured a 2.8-liter engine which was created by enlarging the bore of the L26 engine to create the L28. It was given a Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection system and was rated at nearly 150 horsepower. The 1975 and 1976 models featured the Federally required 5 mph crash test bumpers that were introduced for the mid-1975 model year on the 260Z.

In 1977, the 280Z was given 'mag' wheel covers, a five-speed manual gearbox, and collapsible spare tire. In the front was simulated hood vents which replaced the former fender access ports. Also in 1977, Datsun offered the 'Zap' edition and was a 'Special Decor Package.' These special edition vehicles were finished in Sunshine Yellow paint and sported black stripes down the center and sides, with yellow, red, and orange chevrons at the front ends of the stripes. It is estimated the 1,000 'Zap Z' cars were offered in 1977. The 'Zap Z' car appeared at the 1977 Long Beach Grand Prix as the official pace car.

In 1978, another special edition appeared, and it came with Black Pearlescent paint and a 'Special Appearance Package' which featured dual racing mirrors, rear window louvers, and a unique red and silver stripe. It is believed that between 750 - 1,500 of these cars were produced.

The 1977 Datsun 280 Hatchback Coupe sold for $7,000 while the 2+2 Coupe was listed at $8,315.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2013

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1977 280Z
$8,315-$115,000
1977 Datsun 280Z Price Range: $7,000 - $8,315

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Datsun
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)470,246
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)464,806
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)516,890
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)472,252
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)339,364
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)488,217
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)270,103
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)259,842
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)185,155
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)231,191
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)268,666

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