The charms of this 1985 Nissan 300ZX are many. It appears to have every box on the options menu checked. It’s got the proper transmission. It’s a turbo and not a 2+2. It seems to have been very well preserved. And it has just 24,443 miles.
As Nissan’s flagship sports coupe, the Z will always hold a special place in the hearts of collectors. Though the 240Z draws the most attention, we’ve seen a marked increase in interest toward the Z31 chassis. They’ve begun to show up in greater numbers at shows like the JCCS and Nissan Jam, their angular 80s lines no longer going unnoticed.
Offered for sale in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Regatta Red zenki Z31 is claimed to be fully functional, complete with ice cold air conditioning, upholstery that still feels new, and even un-curbed wheels. Whoever took it home from the Nissan dealer in 1985 paid a premium for T-Tops, power everything and, perhaps best of all, the digital dash option.
While known to be unreliable, the oh-so-80s instrument panel and center console on this Z has no problems lighting up like a Christmas tree. Just look at it. It’s like the control room of the Death Star. Live out your Miami Vice dreams with the headlights popped up, roof open, and your Jordache jean jacket bathed in a turquoise glow.
At $12,995 The asking price isn’t pocket change, but it appears that the seller has dropped the buy-in from his or her original $13,400. If you’re starting a Z collection and need an unmolested Z31, this could be your ticket. See it for sale on Craigslist.
Thanks to Jay K. for the tip!