1982 Datsun/Nissan 280ZX Race car, Bob Leitzinger, SCCA Barn Find, Nissan Comp

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  • Make: Datsun
  • Model: Z-Series
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Ok
  • Year: 1982
  • Mileage: 10,000
  • VIN: JN1HZ04SXCX436485
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 2.8
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Prospect Heights, Illinois, United States


1982 Datsun/Nissan 280 ZX SCCA race car. Owned by Bob Leitzinger Racing.
History of the car, The car started life as a SSA Show Room Stock Group A car. Bob Leitzinger told me he did a endurance race or 2 in this car.The first name in the log book, Stan Smith, is a family friend of the Leitzinger's, as I was told by Bob. The car was sold to a few other drivers between 1984-1994. The car then was donated to a tech school where it sat for almost 20 years. The gentleman I picked it up from did some track days and drove it for beer runs to town. The car has a total of 40 race weekends on it. By my calculation, each race weekend was 200 miles, which would be high! This car would only have around 8,000 miles on the chassis. But that is just a educated guess. The log book shows where SSA became ITS Improved Touring.
The car has a close ratio 5 speed with a 4.11 Limited slip rear end. The car comes with a AMB Transponder and full cage. The belts look good for track days but need to be replaced for SCCA events. Car has fuel cell & MOMO race seat. The car is ready to do vintage racing events and has a vintage racing log book issued. The car does have a registration slip, (that is signed over to me from New Hampshire). Ithas offset bushings, and all the legal, competition springs, dampers sway bars (see pictures).
This car has always been a race car. The underneath shows where it was jacked up on the frame rails. Small dings and chips and surface rust in areas. No actual rust holes. Car was stored inside it's whole life untill last year when I lost indoor garage space. There is rust coming up on roof near windshield trim (typical rust area for ZX) a couple other spots on hood, and lower rear quarter panel. All rust happened in 1 year out side. (look at pictures) Very Very Solid Car. looks like there was a small racing incident upfront that parts were replaced. The car has working power windows, working power mirrors. Driver side mirror lens is missing. The rear bumper has the paint flaking off, but the chrome underneath looks great. The SCCA IT spec engine was rebuilt and has 6 track day weekends on it since rebuild (I was told) The car starts and runs great and drives great! It has a new battery, new Ignition switch, New Hankook DOT race tires. The rubber hose to air filter needs replacing due to being torn.
My plan for the car, was to restore the it and make a tribute car of Bob Leitzingers CP Championship Datsun 280 ZX, and go vintage racing in it. But I have too many other car projects so I need to let this one go.I am more than happy to share a video of the car running and other pictures.Contact me at 847 208 7299