Evaluation: Showing 16,417 miles. Other than scratches and small dents in the window frames it shows hardly any age at all. It barely looks 40 months old, not 40 years.
Bottom Line: Once the Datsun Z-Car sprouted an “X” at the end of its name, it was a heftier and softer version of the original 240Z that turned the sports car world on its ear back in 1970. But as 240Zs get pricier and pricer, people are turning to later Zs and that includes the 280ZX, which has appreciated dramatically over the past year or two. This price would have seemed absurd in 2019. It’s not all that shocking in 2021 but still has a serious premium for low miles and preservation.