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For less than $10,000 you could own this classic 1988 Nissan 300ZX

This is one of the cleanest Z31's I've ever seen

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Say the word 'Nissan' and the first car that probably comes to mind is the iconic Skyline. However, Nissan has a sports car pedigree far beyond the GT-R, including the 300ZX line.

While many think of the 90's-era twin-turbo 300ZX (Z32) when that name is mentioned, it's predecessor was equally cool, and far boxier. This particular eBay listing has us feeling a little nostalgic, especially given its almost 'timewarp' condition.

Currently bidding at just shy of $10,000 this museum-quality piece of Nissan's history would make a great addition to their heritage fleet, however, you too could get your hands on it.



Designed by Kazumasu Takagi and produced between 1983 and 1989, the Z31-era of the 300ZX was powered by a naturally-aspirated VG30E V6, sending 160hp to the rear wheels. Pretty measly by today's standards, but thankfully this particular car comes with a five-speed manual gearbox, as opposed to the more commonplace four-speed 'slushbox' automatic.



On the exterior, this example shows off its pristine OEM paint, along with the correct factory-specification Z-branded alloy wheels. According to the listing, the car has received plenty of attention, having been fitted with new tires, struts and shocks, along with having its original factory T-top covers and car cover.

Inside, the colour choice is... well, it's all brown everything. While that may not be to everyone's taste, it certainly stands out, and presents in what appears to be fantastic condition. All the factory manuals are also included in the sale, along with a clean California title.

Fancy standing out at your local cars 'n' coffee meet? This might be just the ticket.

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Comments (10)

  • That looks great for its age, almost like new, take it out on a sunny day, remove the roof panels and enjoy the cruise, as this is a cruiser, not a sportscar, it's very heavy for its 160bhp, more aimed at comfort than sports.

    I really liked the light and nimble 240Z and 260Z with their straight sixes, true affordable sportscars, it went totally out the door with the 280ZX and the 300Z series. Those are boulevard cruisers.

    Interior looks tan, not brown, and a white car should have a black or red interior IMHO.

      20 days ago
    • Completely agree. Things changed after the 260z

        16 days ago
  • Doesn't get any more "80s" than this under-powered, under-achieving member of the Z family.

      17 days ago
  • Yes I am a fan. I wish it was a turbo.

      17 days ago
  • its very clean

      20 days ago
  • Amazing car glad to finally see an article on one. I have an 88 and I love it!

      8 days ago