1986 Nissan 300zxPopular
Cars / Posted 7 months ago
First, price is firm. Second, tons of pictures can be found on Photobucket at: http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/axxxxcki/library/300zx
This is a Z31 gold 1986 Nissan 300zx with an automatic transmission and 115,322 on the V6 VG30E engine. It is the 2+2 model with the backseat.
4 owner vehicle with maintenance records. Original owner was a women who serviced it at the dealer. Please see the pictures for detailed condition.
This car was very sophisticated for its time and features Nissan’s first mass produced V6 engine. New it cost the equivalent of over $40,000 in today’s dollars.
As a 1986, it shares some of the body features of the 1985s and the 1987s.
As a 30 year old car it has its pluses and minus which I am listing below. It is by no means a show car but is an excellent starting point for a restoration or project or it can be driven and enjoyed in its current form.
The good points:
*Runs, drives and stops. This was a daily driver.
*Low miles for its age
*Headlights work and go up and down.
*Has Digital Dash but the number 8 looks weird on the digital dash.
*T-tops and glass are in good condition and the t-tops seal well. The t-top covers and carry case are included as well.
*Recently replaced the alternator, put in a new battery and new serpentine belts.
*New K&N air filter and I have the old housing and filter.
*Clean WI Title
*Dash is in good shape.
Brake work was done around 78k, 95k and 99K.
rear shocks done at 88k in 2013.
Cooper tires have about 15,000 miles on them.
Carpets are have some dirt and stains and interior has some minor scratches, small tears and imperfections but overall, the interior is good.
According to NADA low retail is $2,625, average retail is $6,350 and high value is $10,800.
*There is an oil leak which causes some oil drips after the car is parked and some smoke from the oil that gets in the engine compartment. Car drives but oil should be regularly checked.
*Fuel gauge and associated mpg functions do not work. It seems that a common cause for this in 300zxs is the fuel sender unit
*Timing belt was previously done at around 52,750 so it is due for a new timing belt if you strictly follow the 60k schedule.
*Large scratch/dent on driver side door by hinge and on front fender.
*There are many small dents on the passenger side fender and some dents and scratches on the hood.
*Car has been smoked in so the car smells like smoke but I’ve been working to reduce/remove the smoke smell.
*There are some places with rust (mostly surface rust). Please view my pictures below. The vast majority of the rust is early stage and very treatable. *The rust on the driver side of the windshield is more significant than the other rust.
*Cracks to front air dam
*Peeling paint around headlights.
*Radio doesn’t work – I am not certain if the talking functions of the car (probably there, but I’m not 100% sure) would work if the radio worked.
*Rear View Mirror is somewhat loose.
*Wear and rip on driver’s seat.
*Rear 300zx light lens cracked/broken off.
*Center console lid is not connected well and shifts around
*Hood and Hatch supports (shocks) don’t keep the hood and hatch open.
*Power steering fluid is leaking. I recently added stop leak power steering fluid to try to alleviate this.
*There rear interior panel on the hatch could be attached better and one of the covers to that panel doesn’t attach well.
*Carpets have some stains.
Note: This listing is to the best of my knowledge. Feel encourage to ask me specific questions if you are legitimately interested. Car sold as is.