Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Mikus, Jan 27, 2008.
no turbo standered, 80K on a rebuild and was restored 80k ago
I can tell you it's a year away from being an antique. You might want to get something newer if you're going to drive it on a regular basis.
It's not a long term thing, just something to play with for a few months
who would restore an 89 300zx... that is like the generation of z's that time forgot.
I like Z31s. But if it's not a turbo... what's the point? You'd be better off with a 240SX.
As for the Z itself... it's nothing really special, performance-wise. The suspension design is ancient (semi trailing arm rear ), and at 3100 pounds it's not light, which adds up to unremarkable handling. Naturally aspirated SOHC V6 only makes 160 hp, hardly more than the 240SX which has a quarter ton less weight to carry and isn't particularly fast at that.
The digital dashboards are known to be finicky. I think those were only an option on Turbo models.
If the car was gone over properly then it should be reliable overall, but don't expect to be blown away by the driving experience.
dont get it.
Either get a S30 chassis Z car (1970-1978) or a S130 (1978-1983) with an L28et engine. Forget a Z31 completely. If you want something more modern, get a Z32 model 300ZX
^ All you need to know can be found there.
The car can be a great bang for your buck if you plan on modifying it. The VG30s are very strong engines...
where can I get these wheels for a 240Z?
those look like the old g35 wheels