Datsun Z-Series 50th Anniversary (1984)
Price: US $5,100.00
Price: US $5,100.00
As Nissan was approaching its 50th
anniversary in 1984, it did what manufacturers often do – took its most potent
model (the Z31 or 300zx) and added more tech and more power to it. The result
was the 300ZX Turbo 50th Anniversary Edition (AE), which came standardly equipped
with a futuristic digital dash; and ancillary gauges, including average
mileage, G-force, and compass readouts. In addition, it came equipped with electronic
adjustable shocks, Bodysonic
speakers in the seats, cruise and radio controls in
the steering wheel, 50th Anniversary Edition logos everywhere, mirrored T-tops, embroidered leather seats, embroidered floor mats, sixteen-inch (406 mm)
aluminum wheels, rear fender flares, flared front fenders, and a 50th AE logo
badge on the driver's side front fender.
Alongside the Shiro Special, the 50th Anniversary Edition models remains amongst the most desirable iterations of the Z31-generation of 300ZXs. In fact, only 5, 148 AE models were produced (2901 of those came with 5-speed manual transmissions) for the U.S. market, so it is a very rare and collectable automobile.
The only option available to the 50th Anniversary Edition was the choice between an automatic and a 5-speed manual transmission. This particular 300ZX AE comes with the much more desirable and sporty 5-speed manual.
The 300ZX was powered by Nissan’s first V-6 motor, which displaced 3-liters and developed 180 hp in normally aspirated form. However, the addition of the turbocharger brings the total to just over 200 hp and about 230 ft-lbs of torque.
All 1984 300ZX 50th Anniversary Editions came with a silver and black color scheme with special “Turbo” decals fitted to the rocker panels.
This particular 300ZX AE has been well taken care of and only driven to auto events or to exercise its electrical-fluid-mechanical systems. Thus, it is practically a new car and shows only 8000 miles on its odometer
This 300ZX AE is near concours condition and would only take a little work to get it there including; removing a few dings on the hood (due to being caught in a very rare hail storm); touching up the wheels, and giving it a compete detail.
This is a very special car and every time I do take it out for a drive I am approached by people who just want to admire it or offer to buy it. The 300ZX AE was years ahead of its time!!
While I would prefer to keep the vehicle I have come to learn that rarely driven show or specialty cars need attention (even when stored properly - cars do not like to be inactive for long periods of time). Unfortunately, I no longer have the time to devote to the car and would like it to go to an automobile enthusiast that does.
|“This 1984 300ZX Turbo AE is better than showroom condition since it has just enough miles to be broken in - 8,000.”|
|Year:||1984||VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||JN1CZ14S9EX013626|
|Model:||Z-Series||Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty|
|Trim:||50th Anniversary||Vehicle Title:||Clear|
|Engine:||Nissan VG30 series||Options:||See discription, Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof|
|Drive Type:||RWD||Power Options:||Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows|
|Fuel Type:||Gasoline||Exterior Color:||Light Pewter Metallic|
|For Sale By:||Private Seller||Interior Color:||Black|
|Disability Equipped:||No||Number of Cylinders:||6|