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Fully restored 1975 280Z. Rebello Racing stroker 3.0L. Immaculate condition!


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Officially now up for sale is my prized possession, my 1975 Datsun 280Z. This hurts me to write this ad but it's something I must do. I don't drive the car as much as I thought I would, and I am currently starting a new business so financially it makes sense. Before posting it up to Ebay, I figured I would list it here first since this forum has been a huge help with the build. 

I originally bought the car in August of 2013 and immediately began the restoration process. It was completely stripped down to the chassis, media blasted, rusted areas were removed, and replaced with new metal. The car was then sent to Emmel's Enamels in Denver where it received the full rotisserie treatment. Original Datsun color #904 base coat/clear coat was applied. Countless hours of wet sanding and polishing were done to create a beautiful gloss. 

  All suspension, steering, and undercarriage components were blasted and powder coated semi-gloss black. Every nut, bolt, or hardware that was originally plated was sent out and stripped,  and re-plated a beautiful yellow zinc. All rubber was either rejuvenated or replaced with new.



240Z front valance, bumper, grille, and marker lights. 240Z rear bumper. New windshield. BRE rear spoiler. Paint protection film installed on full hood, fenders, and lower valance.


Rebello Racing 3.0 liter stroker. L28 with N42 head. 89mm Cast Pistons. L24 rods with ARP bolts. Turbo oil pump. 63DI 109 Hot B Cam. 

Triple 45 DCOE Weber Carbs w/ K&N filters. Port and polished head. Port matched intake. 11:1 compression. Engine dyno'd at 301 hp/269 tq

Wrinkle red powder coated valve cover. Datsun Spirit MSD plug wires. Datsun Spirit heat shield. MSD 6a Ignition. MSD booster

5 Speed transmission from 81' 280ZX


BC coilovers with adjustable height, dampening, and camber. Energy Suspension performance polyurethane bushings


15X8 Rota RKR in Black magnesium painted black metallic. Dunlop Direzza 205/55R15 tires.


Silvermine stage 3 disc brakes. fully rebuilt rear brakes with all new drums and pads. Stainless steel brake lines. New brake booster and master cylinder.


240Z refurbished steering wheel. Refurbished dash (dash cover currently on). All new bulbs in dash. New carpet, seats, console, headliner and vinyl trim. Retrosound AM/FM/USB/bluetooth stereo with (4) Polk Audio 5.25 speakers.


New battery, new alternator, new starter, new clutch master cylinder, Custom 3" stainless steel exhaust with Dynaflow muffler, Fuel lab regulator, new fuel pump, Skillard fuel tank straps, aluminum 3 core radiator, all new hoses and clamps. Also have original window sticker.

I am sure there are a ton of things that I have forgot to mention but this car is in immaculate condition and is basically a brand new car. I have only put approximately 1800 miles on the new motor. This car is an absolute blast to drive and has no shortage of power.  


There are some minor flaws here and there, a couple small knicks in the paint. The chrome taillight bezels could probably be re-plated but aren't that bad. The clock and amp gauge are not working. Also missing a spare tire, but have jack and tools. This isn't a concourse restoration but definitely a 9.5 out of 10.

















Located near Denver, CO. Price is $25000. I am pretty firm on the price, I believe it is a very fair price for the amount of money and quality of work that has gone into this build. I will not accept lowball offers. If you are interested please reply to this thread or text/call me directly at 303-999-7109. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions. Also if there are any specific pictures you want just let me know. Thanks for looking!


Please check out my build thread here for detailed pictures and complete write up. Thank you.


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35 minutes ago, wheee! said:

Crying once again. Worth every penny and more. Good luck Matt! This will be half what I pay to restore my own... someone is going to get a great car.

Thank you sir. You know it took me like a year just to muster up the strength to post it for sale. LOL

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Really nice car.  But, it's not "restored".  Restored means taking it back to original condition.  Not sure exactly what a better term would be (resto-mod sounds kind of goofy), but restored is going to draw a different type of looking-to-buy type than what you're selling.

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@HaZmatt I love the attention that you put to this car, inspires me to keep working on mine :) 

Have you considers putting it onto bring-a-trailer? Currently theres a series 1 thats been modified bidding for around $38k, I'm sure that you can use the finances to support your business!



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6 hours ago, heyitsrama said:

@HaZmatt I love the attention that you put to this car, inspires me to keep working on mine :) 

Have you considers putting it onto bring-a-trailer? Currently theres a series 1 thats been modified bidding for around $38k, I'm sure that you can use the finances to support your business!



Thank you. I wanted to list it on here first in case someone was interested. If it doesn't sell in a week or 2, I will list it on either Bat or Ebay. or both.

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Feel free to ignore if you'd rather not say, but I am curious to know if you got your asking price or close to it? Previously, it was mostly 240Zs that commanded good prices, but if nicely done 280Zs are getting prices in the 20s now, that would be interesting. There's another 280Z (green) that was posted on here that was closer to stock, but still very nice, with an asking price of 20K, and it seemed to sell pretty quickly.

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