California Original, 1990 Nissan 300 ZX 2+2, 8,377 Orig Miles, One Owner, 5 spd

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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Nissan
  • Model: 300ZX
  • SubModel: 2+2, One Owner, California Car, 8,377 Orig Miles
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 2+2, 5spd, One Owner, 8,377 Orig Miles
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 8,377
  • VIN: JN1RZ26A5LX010644
  • Color: Glacier Pearl Metallic Tri-coat
  • Engine size: 3.0
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Biscuit
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States


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From the August 1989 Issue of Car and DriverNissan should rename itself "the Phoenix Motor Corporation." Like the wondrous bird of ancient legend,the Japanese automaker has burned the weary persona of its past and arisen from the ashes bold, revitalized,and supremely competitive. Consider the sleek new 240SX, the rejuvenated Maxima, the daring Axxess minivan-all proof of Nissan's newfound talent and awareness. Or scan these pages and drink in the most convincing evidence of all: the breathtaking, all-new 300ZX. This is not the flabby, disco-poseur's 300ZX of old. That tawdry beast is gone, laid to rest in aspecial graveyard reserved for stretch slacks, musk colognes, and slap-on chest hair. In its placeis a car created by designers who understand design, engineers who grasp the needs and wants ofenthusiasts, and-perhaps most important management with the guts and the savvy not to stand inthe way of its creative corps. New from the ground up, the new 300ZX is, quite simply, one of themost alluring cars to appear on the U.S. market in years. But that's obvious, isn't it? Let your eyes wander over the Z's sensuous form for a moment.The shape is lean, low, and provocative-and, unlike the previous edition, it's restrained andsophisticated. This is not a flashy, boy racer's strutmobile. Some viewers say the nose(which houses new flush headlights instead of the old model's pop-up units) looks heavy,and others find the overall shape derivative and unoriginal. But we aren't among the naysayers.The new 300ZX is stunning in the metal, a beautiful and exciting car that looks exotic withoutbeing quirky. That Nissan designed the car entirely in-house is further proof that it is a company with the resources and audacity to push bold programs intoproduction.At present, Nissan offers the new Z only in normally aspirated form; a twin-turbo version willappear this fall. Two body styles are available: the two-seater pictured here and a slightlylonger two-plus-two. Both are shorter, wider, and lower than their respective predecessors.And both body styles are available in the U.S. only with T-tops. The Z's T-roof is one of thebest we've ever encountered-tight, leak-free, and easy to remove-but we're still bewildered andbothered by Nissan's decision not to offer the even-more-solid Japanese-market fixed-roof coupein the States. Under the new Z's T-roof glass sits perhaps the most beautiful and efficient cockpit in thesports-car kingdom. The instrument panel blends seductive curves and handsome materials.The gauges are clear, conspicuous analog dials. Ancillary controls nestle on easy-to reachpods surrounding the wheel. The steering wheel itself is a meaty three spoke design that feelshefty and reassuring in your palms. The leather-wrapped shifter sits close at hand. Tasteful fabrictrims the doors, the console, and the dash. And the seats are deeply sculptured, easy to adjust,and extremely comfortable. (Our test car's thrones were covered in optional leather-part of a $1000option package-but natty-looking cloth seats are standard.) Trust us: sports-car cockpits don't getany better than this. We still have a couple of gripes, though. The first concerns the optional automatic climate controlsystem. Designed to be a set-and-forget unit, this system instead behaves as a set andreset-and-override-and-get-annoyed unit. It offers only two manual fan speeds, and there is no wayto channel the airflow where you want it. Although we didn't have a chance to try the standard,manual climate-control system which offers four fan speeds and five options for air routing-itshould be far more accommodating. We also have a few complaints about the optional Bose sound system. We don't claim to be audio experts,but we agree as a group that this system-like some other Bose units we've sampled soundsundistinguished. And it has no fade or balance controls whatsoever, obviously implying thatBose knows better than the users of its systems how these parameters should be set. Happily,there is an easy solution to both of our cockpit gripes: skip the optional electronic power package.You'll give up the heated rear-view mirrors and the power controls for the driver's seat,but you'll bypass the automatic climate-control system and the Bose stereo-and save $1600. Enough talk of sound systems and cabin accouterments. You want to know the serious stuff,the power and the glory, the fury and the dust.
The power is provided by a version of Nissan's fine 60-degree 3.0-liter V-6, but it's beenso thoroughly reworked that you wouldn't recognize it. The new engine sports twin cams, 24 valves,pent roof combustion chambers with centrally located spark plugs, electronic fuel injection, newintake and exhaust manifolds, and a variable intake-valve-timing system for improved performancethroughout the rev band. Horsepower is up to 222 at 6400 rpm more than in last year's Turbo-andtorque is increased to 198 pound-feet at 4800 rpm.
The power flows to the rear wheels via a short-throw five-speed manual transmission(a four-speed automatic is available as an option) and a viscous limited- d slip differential.Does it ever flow. The 300ZX storms from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 f seconds and rips through thequarter- to mile in 15.0 seconds at 93 mph. It e doesn't feel that quick: the engine alwayssounds smooth and unstrained, even when tearing up to its 7000-rpm redline. And the big,solid body (the Z weighs s 3341 pounds) insulates the cabin from ti the furor. In fifth,the engine winds to 6100 rpm-good for 143 mph. That e means that only a handful of dedicatedcompetitors can outgun the new 300ZX. (Fewer still will measure up to the 300-hp twin-turboedition when it arrives.)
A new suspension puts that performance to good use. Each front corner sports unequal-lengthcontrol arms and an additional articulating hub. At the back is a four-element multi-link designbased on the rear-suspension layout found in Nissan's 240SX. Coil springs are used all around,and an anti-roll bar is fitted to each end.
Thanks to clever tuning, this suspension combines stability, control, and a reasonably compliant ride.Shod with 225/5OVR- 16 Michelin Sport XGTV tires mounted on attractive alloy wheels, the Z turned inan outstanding 0.86-g skidpad performance. As you reach the limit the front tires slide first, but therear end can be coaxed out with a sudden move on or off the throttle, making the Z easy to balancethrough turns. The fat Michelins offer progressive, predictable handling characteristics, but onsome surfaces they howl out enough road noise to scare a Peterbilt pilot.
Beefy four-wheel vented disc brakes with four-piston front calipers and standard ABS-stop the Zfrom 70 mph in 171 feet. We observed no signs of fade during repeated hard trials. The test track numbers tell you plenty about the new 300ZX, but they don't tell you nearly enough.Good as it looks to a stopwatch, the 300ZX is even more impressive from behind the wheel.No spec page figures, for instance, could describe the smooth, satisfying feel of the Z'snew variable assist electronic power-steering system. Nor could a bar graph express the sheerpleasure of running the stubby five-speed shifter up through the gears. Nor do we know of anydata sheet that is able to convey the stirring sound of the 300ZX's 24-valve V-6 in full-throttlecrescendo.
And so we arrive at the bottom line. The new 300ZX is not an entry-level GT. The base two-seaterwears a $27,300 sticker, and ourfully optioned test car carried a $30,160 price tag. But consider the returns on that investment:
1. We can think of no other car that offers more style and sculptured, buttoned-down beauty for themoney. The established automotive objects d'art-the Italian exotics-start at twice the price.
2. The 300ZX offers standard amenities galore, decent luggage space, superb eats, and a cabin withan appeal quotient hat is second to none.
3. Even the normally aspirated Z has enough brawn and handling prowess to told most of the competitionat bay.
Granted, the 300ZX's profile reads "performance GT" not "bare-bones sports car," but only the mostdedicated sportsters will be able to defeat it in a straight fight.
4. Our 300ZX test car emitted nary a squeak or rattle during its extended stay with us. And pastexperience with other Nissans has convinced us that this car will stay tight and trouble-free forthe long haul.
Or look at it this way: $30,160 is an awfully small price to pay for a phoenix missile you guideyourself. This one owner garage kept 300 zx California car is a stunning example and with only 8,377 original miles, this caris as close to new as you'regoing to find. There are a few minusculeimperfections chips/nicks which are barely even noticeable. The car runs and drives like a dream and still has that lovely new car aroma......
The car has been stored inside a garage with a custom fitted car cover on it since day one and has always been started/driven around the block every so often to keep all the fluids flowing. This could arguably be one of the nicest 1990 Z's availableanywhere in the world and there is nothing better than a garage kept California car. We suggest buying a car like this over a new Z any day (much classier look without all the technology-computers to fail and t-tops which the new ones don't have). The new owner will be over the top pleased.

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