Evaluation: From the Dewayne Stephens collection. Showing 33,795 believable miles. Unrestored but maintained engine. Solid underbody with light age and road wear. Good repaint with some chips behind the hood and a small crack on the rear. The wheels look new or restored. Very good interior. A very well kept old Datsun, especially for a 280.
Bottom Line: The original Datsun Z-car – the 240Z – has tripled in value over the past decade, so they’re long past the point of being the entry-level classics they used to be. It makes sense, then, that as people get priced out of 240s, demand would rise for the later and slightly fatter 260 and 280Zs. The 280 has already roughly doubled over the past five years and doesn’t seem to be slowing down but this result is way, way ahead of the curve. It isn’t easy to find such a clean 280, but in today’s market with a little patience you could probably buy two cars in similar condition for this price.