1987 sat in storage for 8 years, is in good condition, but what are the pros and cons

Asked by May 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM about the Datsun 280Z

Question type: General

i'm looking to buy a used 1987 Datsun 280z, 74,000 miles, it sat in storage for about 8 years; its in great condition, manual transmission. What can i expect pros and cons?

2 Answers

95

I would expect a bad fuel injector lines. Mine sat in a field for a while before I owned it. Mice had built two nests in the spare tire well and under the cowl and had a good meal of my fuel injector lines. To be on the safe side try to turn the cam gear by hand to see if the engine turns smoothly. I also think a new battery and battery leads may be in order depending on if your battery's terminals are corroded. I would change the oil too.

95

Also do you mean 1978 280Z or a 1987 300ZX? 1979 is the last year for 280Zs before the 280ZX and 300ZXs came after those.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Datsun 280Z Experts

  • #1
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    150
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    140
  • #3
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Datsun 240Z
4 listings
Used Datsun 280ZX
19 listings
Used Chevrolet Camaro
501 Great Deals out of 33,586 listings starting at $1,450
Used Nissan 300ZX
126 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
608 Great Deals out of 39,013 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
176 Great Deals out of 19,378 listings starting at $3,941
Used Porsche 911
164 Great Deals out of 5,257 listings starting at $11,990
Used Nissan 370Z
68 Great Deals out of 2,852 listings starting at $10,500
Used Nissan 350Z
44 Great Deals out of 1,202 listings starting at $2,499
Used Pontiac Firebird
10 Great Deals out of 767 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan 240SX
11 listings
Used Nissan GT-R
4 Great Deals out of 511 listings starting at $49,000
Used Honda S2000
12 Great Deals out of 428 listings starting at $7,042
Used BMW M3
29 Great Deals out of 2,172 listings starting at $6,599

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.