1980 Datsun 280ZX

The Datsun/Nissan 280ZX, the third generation of Z-car, was introduced in 1978. It was a clean-sheet redesign with the only items left unchanged from the previous 280Z was the 5-speed manual transmission and 2.8-liter L28 inline-6 engine. In response to consumer demands, the 280ZX was made more luxurious and given more performance. They were given t-tops, a turbocharged model, a 2-seater, and a 2+2 body style. Transmission choices included a 3-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual. With the help of a turbocharger, horsepower rose to 180 bhp and torque was rated at 203 lb-ft. The normally aspirated version produced 135 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque.

During its first year of production, the 280ZX set a Z-car sales record of 86,007 units.


by Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019

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1980 Vehicle Profiles

1980 Datsun 280ZX vehicle information

Hatchback Coupe

Chassis Num: HS130212524

The Datsun 280ZX was a two-seat hatchback coupe that was powered by an overhead-cam six-cylinder engine displacing 168 cubic-inches and delivering 132 horsepower. A five-speed manual was standard with a three-speed automatic available for an addition....[continue reading]

Hatchback Coupe
Chassis #: HS130212524 


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1980 280ZX
$9,895-$138,800

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Datsun
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)521,902
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

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