1982 Datsun 280ZX Turbo

We've seen 240Z and 280Z so far in this series, but how about the Late Malaise 280ZX? I see a few of them in my travels on the island, but this '82 280ZX Turbo kept catching my eye. It's been in the same spot in the West End for several months now and clearly hasn't moved for quite a while. However, it has 2008 tags, so I'm guessing it hasn't been abandoned.

1982 Datsun 280ZX Turbo


This one is very close to being a true beater, but it's not quite there yet.

1982 Datsun 280ZX Turbo


The '82 Turbo's engine produced a respectable-for-Malaise 180 horsepower, 20 more than the Camaro Z28's 305-cube V8. And this one has some snazzy pinstripes! Do you suppose the owner of a car with the license plate MO GIGI has anything in common with MO REES across town?

1982 Datsun 280ZX Turbo


And T-tops, for that true Malaise sensation. Do the Datsun T-tops leak as badly as the GM ones?



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