Datsun 280Z Reviews
The Nissan S130 (also offered as the Datsun 280ZX and Nissan Fairlady Z, conditioned upon the market) was a sports coupe made from 1978 to 1983. It was the next generation Z-car, replacing the Datsun 260Z/280Z in late 1978.
Debuting in 1970, the 240Z was a twoseater coupe with an extended snout and sloping design hood with recessed headlamps that captured the eye of the post 1960's American car buying public. Within the following eight model years the initial Z car was created, Datsun continued to refine it for more civil attributes and with time, bigger engine displacement.
The very first shift for the Z line was using the temporary 260Z with its bigger 2.6 liter engine, improved in the initial 2.4 liter using the very first generation 240Z versions. Finally, in 1977 the 280Z acquired the fuel-injected model.
In August 1977, Nissan begain closing the book to the initial Z car style with its 1978 model-year 280Z, what many think was the best original Z car ever constructed. Creation to the final first Z car was finished in June, 1978.
What followed in the next few years beginning with the 1979 model-year were, for me, vehicles which reflected an evolution gradually towards more luxury and GT oriented sports-car. With time, I consider the there is a diminishing of the DNA of the initial Z car. While later version Z cars are descendants of the original, like the most recent offering by Nissan, the 350Z, possessing some of its own original character, to me the 1970 - 1978 model years, will forever ensure its place in 20th-century automotive history.
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