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just bought a 280zx

Discussion in 'S130 (280ZX)' started by TulipZ, May 21, 2017.

  1. TulipZ

    TulipZ Active Forum User

    I have just bought an 1981 280zx, it is silver over blue, auto. some interesting things that came with it
    New Vehicle Order Form
    Used car Purchase Invoice (he traded in a 260z 2 seater)
    New car Pre Delivery Inspection Sheet
    The original Sales Invoice and the Garage Receipt (Bought from J.D. Duerden & Son. Southport Main Datsun Agent)
    Guarantee and Receipt for full car rustproofing
    The Instruction Manual for the Clarion Radio
    Sales Brochure
    Copies of all MOTs
    And best bit ONLY 6890 miles on the car, that's right less than 7k miles verified by the MOTS on a 36 year old car
    even has the old cross ply tyres
    nice matching blue and silver interior
    I am in Dublin Ireland
  2. Jimbo

    Jimbo 1978 260z in yellow

    hello and welcome:seeya:
    allways nice to see new faces.
    have you got any pics of your motors?
  3. AliK

    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Welcome Tulip!!!

    Wow that sounds like an amazingly original purchase! I have very little of that sort of history with mine. And that mileage!!! Always amazed that people buy cars like these and barely use them in their lifetime.

    Looking forward to seeing your car pics!
  4. Ped

    Z Club Member

    Welcome Tulip!

    That does sound an amazing find, nice one! Look forward to seeing some pics.

    Here is mine:

    PS: I would be very interested in seeing pics of the Clarion Radio Instruction book. I still have the original Clarion radio (Model Number RP-508L), but don't have the instruction booklet.
  5. Huw

    Z Club Member

    Welcome back! Always good to see another 280ZX, sounds like you got a great find. Would like to see some photos if you could?


    Z Club Member

    From photos Trish sent me a while ago when she was thinking of buying it


  7. TulipZ

    TulipZ Active Forum User

    Thanks all. I will have to get someone to do the pics for me I will try this week. Seems like the ZClub sticker was somebody called Mr. Day who joined in 2000.
  8. AliK

    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    I totally predict the 280zx becoming very popular with 80's fans. I already see my teenage Nike trainers being worn by the yoots!

    That's a lovely looking motor - nice buy!
  9. Arkwright

    Arkwright Inactive

    Hey Trish, good to see you've bought a proper Z at last, well done. You will probably recall from JAE that I've got a black one. Super cars. hope you and the sisters are all ok and glad to see you're still in circulation.
  10. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Nice to see another good example 280zx nice colour too hope you enjoy it have fun :driving:

    Derrick ;)
  11. Jon_Flynn

    Z Club Member

    Nice looking car. Would love a nice rhd 280zx to add to the collection. Especially one as nice as that.

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  12. TulipZ

    TulipZ Active Forum User

    hi Derek, not sure about circulation, but ye Im still lurking in the Z scene, and yes I am liking the proper Z. and the sisters are still as mad as ever!!! good to see your still around here as well. ps I can never remember which cars you have
  13. TulipZ

    TulipZ Active Forum User

    mine is identical car when i get pics up I will put the radio as well what tyres whould you suggest for the original wheels
  14. Ped

    Z Club Member

    I am still using Yokohamas S306 (205/70/14 95H) bought a good while ago, but they don't seem to be available anymore.

    The owners manual for the wheels I have (6JJ-14) lists:

    I can't find a tyre load rating in the handbook, so maybe someone else can advise?

    Here is a link to a discussion some time ago which may or may not help.


    PS: I bought some Pirelli tyres for my Volvo a week or so ago and got a great price from ASDA online... size availability may limit your choice though.

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