What's the difference between a Nissan 280ZX and a Datsun 280ZX? Which is which? Well, these terms are actually used interchangeably since both refer to one Japanese auto maker, Nissan Motor Co Ltd.
Datsun is the former name used by the company for their marketed vehicles. Nissan was then used for models produced for other foreign countries like the US although both brand names were used until 1983. Nissan became one of the Asian Rivals of the “big three” automakers in the US which include Ford, General Motors and DaimlerChrysler.
The Nissan 280ZX is one of the successful makes included in Nissan’s Sports Car line-up. It is a roadster coupe sold in the market from 1979 until 1983. It replaced the first Nissan Z generation model, the Datsun 240Z, which reaped impressive sales upon its first entrance in the market. As recorded, 86, 007 units were sold which is by far the highest 280ZX sales recorded.
With its stand-out style and performance, the 280ZX is awarded as the Motor Trends Import Car of the Year in 1979. The style and performance features were simultaneously changed from one model to another. The exterior style is completely redesigned together with the modifications in the under hood power train. Datsun 280ZX produced for the US market is offered with three speed automatic transmission. Later in 1982 and 1983, an optional Borg-Warner T-5 5-speed manual transmission is added.
All in all, the Nissan 280ZX is one of the truly unforgettable Z roadsters from Nissan. The new Nissan 350Zx is its latest version which celebrated its 36th year last January 2006. You can also savor the “taste and feel” of the Z sports car by using Nissan 280ZX parts for your auto or better yet, purchase a new or even used Nissan 280ZX.
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