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|BLACK GOLD 10TH ANNIVERSARY DATSUN 280-ZX
Here is precious metal many will desire, but few will possess. It's the limited-edition Datsun 280-ZX - created to celebrate the first decade of the legendary Datsun Z-car. Come. Stroke its rich leathers. Genuine, fine-grained skins cover thick, cushioned bucket seats. Ignite its restless soul. Fuel-injection fires a six-cylinder overhead cam power source that's the envy of the track. Control its seething passion. All around disc brakes, independent four-wheel suspension and road-feeling power steering respond to your every urge. Whisk over a twist of scenic route with the T-bar roof open to the sky. Feel the rush of the heavens in this shimmering cloak of Black Gold. So rare each Black Gold edition is numbered on an engraved plaque. So rich all are lavished with so many luxuries there is scant room for options. From pre-flight computer read-out to 40-watt power-boosted, four-speaker stereo, all your cravings have been anticipated and attended. It's Black. It's Gold. And it is awesome.
|TEST DRIVE A 280-ZX. WIN BLACK GOLD 280ZX -10!
GRAND PRIZES. TWELVE 10TH ANNIVERSARY 280-ZX'S
You could possess one of the first 10th Anniversary Datsun 280-ZX's minted. Twelve will be given away to people across America. Simply visit your participating Datsun dealer and test drive (licensed drivers only) a 280-ZX. That exhilarating experience will make you eligible to enter the 10th Anniversary sweepstakes.
GOLD PRIZES. TWENTY-FOUR SOLID GOLD 10TH ANNIVERSARY INGOTS.
If Black Gold is the Grand Prize, what could be next? Nothing less than an ounce of solid gold. These hefty ingots have been especially created and cast to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of a legend. One could be yours. Enter at your Datsun dealer.
|THE GOLD STANDARDS IN SPORTS CAR LUXURY.
Make no mistake. The standards in this historic Z-car edition leave nothing to the imagination. Automatic temperature control air conditioning. Genuine leather seating. T-bar roof. 40-watt power-boosted AM/FM four-speaker stereo. Cassette deck. Surround sound control. Computer read-out display. Special Black Gold paint. Five-speed manual with overdrive (optional automatic available). All-around disc brakes. Independent four-wheel suspension. Steel-belted Goodyear Wingfoot radials. Gold-accent aluminum alloy wheels. Power steering. Power antenna. Cruise control. Headlamp washer. Rear window wiper/washer. There's even a distinctive plaque that has your Black Gold number engraved on it. Appraise one now at you Datsun dealer. DATSUN WE ARE DRIVEN
|DATSUN OFFERS BLACK GOLD 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Here is precious metal many will desire, but few will possess. It's the limited-edition Datsun 280-ZX - created to celebrate the first decade of the legendary Datsun Z-car. Come. Stroke its rich leathers on the thick, cushioned bucket seats. Ignite its restless soul with a fuel-injected six-cylinder power source. Control its seething passion with all around disc brakes, independent four-wheel suspension and road-feeling power steering. Whisk over a twist of scenic route with the T-bar roof open to the sky. So rare each is numbered on an engraved plaque. So rich all are lavished with optimum luxury - from pre-flight computer read-out to 40-watt power-boosted, four-speaker stereo. It's Black. It's Gold. And it is awesome. Appraise one now at your Datsun dealer. DATSUN WE ARE DRIVEN
|1980 72nd ANNUAL WORLD'S GREATEST CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
Feb. 23 thru Mar. 2
The new model introduced in 1980 was the 280ZX Anniversary Edition. This model was on display at the Chicago Auto Show in February.
||BLACK GOLD - JANUARY 20TH, 1980
Super Bowl XIV, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Terry Bradshaw completed 14 of 21 passes for 309 yards and set two passing records as the Steelers became the first team to win four Super Bowls. Another historical event, In the Super Bowl commercial titled Black Gold, Datsun premiered the 1980, Datsun 10th Anniversary Edition 280ZX!
||MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL BASE PRICE $13,850.00
EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES INSTALLED BY THE MANUFACTURER:
2.8 LITER OHC FUEL INJECTED 6 CYL
DESTINATION & HANDLING CHARGES
CLASSIC, COLLECTIBLE, AND SPECIAL INTEREST CAR APPRAISAL GUIDE
JANUARY THROUGH APRIL 2002
|NEWS FROM DATSUN
For Release: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. EST
A NEW "Z" CAR IS BORN -- LIMITED EDITION ZX10 UNVEILED
|10th ANNIVERSARY 280-ZX LEATHER INTERIOR
10th ANNIVERSARY 280-ZX GRAPHIC
These are two photographs that were released to the print media to announce the 1980 Datsun 10th Anniversary Edition 280ZX.
|NEWS FROM DATSUN
THE EVOLUTION OF THE Z CAR
|1980 Dealer Sales Brochure
The Quality Shows
|280ZX Section of the Sales Brochure
|1980 DATSUNS. AMERICA'S MOST VALUABLE CARS.
Here they are. The Datsun passenger cars for 1980. In economy, in performance and in value, they span the spectrum of America's automotive needs.
Chances are they'll take you further on less gas than any other full line of cars sold in America.
They bring you efficiency, dependability and quality. All hallmarks of the cars designed, engineered and built by the worldwide company whose name stands for quality-Nissan Motor Company, Ltd.
Read about the new Datsuns in these pages. See if you don't agree. They have become America's most valuable cars.
|DATSUN 280-ZX. IT IS AWESOME!
This Datsun was born a legend. In the year since its birth, it has captured the entire spectrum of accolades and honors - from Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year to stunning victories on the race track. What is it, this stuff from which legends are made? Start with an energy - efficient, 2.8 - liter, electronically fuel injected six. Marry it to a five - speed manual with overdrive, four - wheel power - assist disc brakes, steel - belted radials, rack - and - pinion steering and full independent suspension. Now add the controls: full flight instrumentation that glows like a starship's - where every gauge and dial means business. For example, the dual fuel gauge measures the last 1/4 of you tank in 1/40th increments. That means you'll know your fuel level precisely when you need to know it most. Insert standard amenities such as AM/FM stereo, power antenna, quartz sweephand clock, overhead spot, warning chimes and reclining buckets. Now stand back and admire the stuff of legends - all standard on the classic 280-ZX Deluxe two seater.
THE GRAND LUXURY PACKAGE
To some, however, extraordinary creature comforts are to the body what awesome sports performance is to the soul. For these, Datsun has created a world where creatures are very comfortable indeed. The Grand Luxury 280-ZX two - seater and 2+2. Treat yourself and your passenger to the contours of the richly veloured bucket seats. They can be adjusted to support the small of your back and the back of your thighs. Six adjustments in all. A touch activates the computer sensor for a pre-flight check of vital signs - stop, head and tail lights, washer, battery and radiator fluids. You even get an "OK" to go. At speed, activate the cruise control in standard five - speed manual or with optional automatic. Check the time, date and elapsed time on the digital quartz timepiece. And look! There's power, power everywhere - in the steering, in the windows, even in the mirrors. Make yourself sublimely comfortable in summer and winter with flow - through heating and air conditioning. Soothe yourself with the luxurious AM/FM four - speaker stereo with surround sound control. Balance the sound around you until it envelops you. Luxury inside is matched by flair outside with raised white - letter tires, aluminum alloy wheels and rear window wiper with washer. There's an extra special Grand Luxury ZX for the most discerning Z-car aficionado - the Black ZX with gold accents, leather seating and automatic temperature control. In the 2+2, the rear compartment accommodates children or occasional adults. Rear seats fold down singly or together to give maximum flexibility for passenger and cargo. On the Grand Luxury two - seater, you may add the option of options - the classic, stowable T-bar roof. See the awesome datsun 280-ZX. Make yourself part of a legend.
DATSUN 280-ZX. ENDURANCE INSURANCE.
Of all the virtues to be found in the Datsun 280-ZX, the most important virtue of all is quality. We call it endurance insurance. Because every 280-ZX is designed to perform at its optimum best. Not just until the new - car glow dims, but for year after year of satisfying performance. In the search for the outer limits of endurance, test models were driven 186,000 miles at speeds of over 100 mph. Up to 30 different types of road conditions from around the world are duplicated on the ZX test track. Quietness is planned for in the design with sturdier engine blocks, improved engine mounts, unitized body construction, high - frequency sound absorbers and advanced weatherproofing. Finally, to insure that the quality that was designed in at the beginning, comes home to you in the end, every Datsun 280-ZX is inspected, fine - tuned and road tested after assembly. Datsun 280-ZX. Built so the quality will last.
|1980 DATSUN 280ZX-10 OWNER'S MANUAL
S130-D MODEL S130 SERIES
Owner's manual came with a 10th Anniversary Sticker on it.
|1980 DATSUN 280ZX SERVICE MANUAL
This is the service manual put out by Nissan for mechanics to use at the Service Centers.
|1980 WARRANTY AND SERVICE BOOKLET|
|10TH ANNIVERSARY 280ZX-10 WIDE STEREO SYSTEM CASSETTE TAPE
This tape came with the 10th Anniversary 280ZX. It described the new "Wide Stereo System", and played demo music to show the different effects in the speaker system. It also contains some hits of the era in a wide variety of music areas.
This is an original warranty certificate that came with the 10th Anniversary 280ZX. It is for Polyglycoat Lusterizing Sealant.
TWO-TONE CODE: 972
TWO-TONE CODE: 973
The Black-out trim was probably a low gloss version of the standard formula code of 99.
||1980 DATSUN COLOR GUIDE
|ANNIVERSARY ZX10 STRIPE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
These instructions came from Dave #0037 of 3000. He bought the kit to re-stripe his 10th Anniversary Edition 280ZX.
The part number is: 99990-00917 Black/Gold
Just click on the image to the left to get a larger and clearer image.
|ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT ADDED BY DEALER
Stock No.: D80363
Serial no.: HS130-225565
FUEL ECONOMY RATING
MODEL: 1980 DATSUN 280ZX
THE ESTIMATED MILEAGE FOR THE MODEL 19, IS TO BE USED TO COMPARE CARS OF THIS MODEL WITH OTHER CARS. YOUR OWN MILEAGE MAY BE POORER DEPENDING UPON OPTIONS, DRIVING CONDITIONS, YOUR DRIVING HABITS AND YOUR CAR'S OPERATING CONDITION.
THE ESTIMATED MPG NUMBERS FOR OTHER SIMILAR SIZED CARS RANGES FROM 14 TO 25 MPG (AS OF FEB 15, 1980). BY COMPARISON THE ESTIMATED MPG OF THIS MODEL IS 19. USE THESE NUMBERS TO COMPARE DIFFERENT MODELS. CONSULT THE GAS MILEAGE GUIDE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
ANNUAL FUEL COST:
ASK THE DEALER FOR THE FREE 1980 GAS MILEAGE GUIDE TO COMPARE THE ESTIMATED MPG OF OTHER CARS. IT WILL TELL YOU HOW TO USE THESE NUMBERS.
MOTOR CO., LTD.
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