Twin Turbo Grand Tourer: 1996 Nissan 300ZX – SOLD!
Another Sports Car Saturday is upon us, and this weekend’s feature includes an emerging classic that graced many bedroom walls in 24 x 36 form. Now, it’s time to buy one in real life: a Z32 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo. This example is made all the more special due to its seating configuration, as it’s a desirable two-seater as opposed to the 2+2 that finds less favor among enthusiasts. Although it’s an automatic, the 1996 300ZX that was listed in Cranford, New Jersey has twin turbochargers and intercoolers that put a healthy 300 horsepower and 283 pound-feet of torque at the driver’s disposal, making for impressive acceleration regardless of transmission choice. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool reveals that the seller has priced this 300ZX fairly, as a car in “Excellent” condition clocks in at $25,900 and “Good” at $18,300, but with a 15 percent deduction for the automatic transmission.
The Z32 followed on the heels of the popular Z31 Z cars, which today have been enjoying a resurgence of sorts after languishing for years as a throwaway sports car. The later Z32 never fell too far from its perch as a predominant Japanese grand tourer, as enthusiasts found the styling and technological advancements over the previous generation model worthy of ongoing reverence. Today, finding a stock example that hasn’t been abused is a challenge, especially if you crave the twin-turbocharged edition – and who wouldn’t? The ultimate configuration is a two-seater with the fixed roof and manual transmission, but a turbocharged automatic with the T-top roof in preserved condition (and with low miles) is hardly one to scoff at.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1996 300zx Twin Turbo. Amazing condition – a true survivor. All original except for Stillen exhaust. Just 65,000 ORIGINAL MILES. Completely reliable classic that can be an everyday driver. Newer brakes and tires. Twin turbo’s work flawlessly. Adult-driven. Carfax shows minor bumper damage in 1998 – that’s it. Two-seater – Automatic – White exterior / Tan interior – T-tops. Bought it on a whim – always wanted one – but never seem to get the time to drive it. Shouldn’t just sit in my driveway, someone should love it and drive it like the beast that it is. Pretty firm on the price – so if it’s not for you, that’s ok with me. Last year these were made – very few still on the road – even fewer in A/T Twin-Turbo. Rare car – even rarer condition..“
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