Nissan Datsun 280Z-G

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I have a Nissan Datsun 280Z-G ( I really don't know what the G means... any idea?) and it is from 1978. It has a fresh new coating of black gloss paint and I was wondering how much these cars can go for. Currently, I do NOT have the milage on this car but on average, how much do you think they are worth? This is some links to the picture of the car. Email me if you wish at

I would greatly appericiate it if somebody can tell me what the G stands for again! Thanks!

posted by  kurobaxkaito

wow, that car looks very nice, but seeing as how i have no idea what the engine is, what type of condition the car is in besides new paint and it looks fantastic i cant give a price

posted by  ride3k

That thing is beautiful, I'd like to see the front though...

posted by  Mathew

If the 2800cc engine is turbo-charged then maybe it has a "G"arrett turbo on it.....?

posted by  PTT1

brand new in 78' it cost only 8 grand! lol

posted by  ride3k

$8,000 in those days was worth a lot more than wat $8,000 is worth today.

posted by  Inygknok

I'm going to go out on a limb and say the G is a rare ground effects package.

posted by  TanyasMkIISupra

Ok, I read above that somebody wanted to see the front of the car so here is the link.

as for the engine, I am going to find out what power the engine hold. Thanks for your support!

posted by  kurobaxkaito

2.8L inline six

roughly 145 hp I think and same torque

I actually love those cars and I wish I could have one, too bad I dont know what its worth, In great condition id say maybe anywhere from 1500 to 5500
or maybe even much more, they are very nice cars:clap: :drool:

posted by  nighthawk

The interior of the car is pretty decent for a 1978 Datsun. Nice dark leather seating but minor paint issues on some parts. Photo link below

In a few more hours, I will get some information on the engine so hang tight!

posted by  kurobaxkaito

Okay, I just heard from the guys and found out that the engine model is a L28. It has 2800CC and it is a original engine. It is auto transmission and I got the milage. The milage on the car saids 70,000 BUT I am not sure if it has gone around the meter once because it is a from 1978. Sorry about the milage but we cannot get a exact milage because of the fact that we bought it from a man going back to Japan. The G part in the 280Z-G means nothing according to the mechanic. They informed us that the previous owner probably put that on by himself. The car is in great condition and runs prefectly. If you have any other questions, keep posting and I'll keep replying!

If you are interested in buying, please make an offer.

posted by  kurobaxkaito

Looks like the G badge was bought from Japan and installed. Car doesn't have all the ground effects to be a "G" and I think the Z-G was JDM only...

That car there is easily worth $3,500-$6,500 in that condition.

posted by  TanyasMkIISupra


i was right about 2800cc

AND the selling price, im on a roll:smoke: :laughing:

posted by  nighthawk

To add, if the car should be put up on ebay, a reserve set at around $4k ish (low b/c of unknown mileage) should do it. Just go scroll ebay yourself, search for 240,260,280z and 280zx and see what the going prices are.

posted by  TanyasMkIISupra

The ZG didn't have ground effects. It had the extended nose, rear spoiler, and optional flares.

Normal Zs looked like this:

The G nose cars looked like yours or this:

The ZG was simply a homologation special, made in enough numbers to legalize the extended aerodynamic nose for road racing classes requiring a certain number of production examples. There were no mechanical differences in the ZG versus the "standard" 240/260/280Z.

IIRC, the ZG was a Japan only model, but a lot of ZG parts have made their way around the world.

posted by  ChrisV

VERY cool car. I love Zs, and was actually looking into getting one when I was searching for a car, but got a lude instead. I'm happy with it, but still wouldn't mind having owned one of those Z's.

posted by  Vlad

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