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ZXR_KiD    0

too bad Nissan discontinued the wing a couple years ago, and sold off their inventory.... there was a thread in the body kits and paint section when all this happened.

I managed to get one of the last OEM wings to replace mine wich had been RIPPED off the car before I could take it home from the junkyard...

 

I think the thread names a company that makes a fiberglass reproduction of the wing though if anyone's interested

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BleachZee    0
I think they actually made 1024 280zxr's. 1001 for public sale and 23 for racing.

 

My fax from Nissan Motorsports says 1012 but that's only the word of one guy who worked at nissan in the late 90's. Either way, they did sell 1001 to the public because they had to sell a minimum of 1000. :) didn't want to miscount by one.

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VinhZXT    16

BleechZee,

I know I have a ZXR. I can't see any of the VIN number on your links. Can you verify my VIN number? it's HS130148325. I've traded the whale tail with someone awhile back and I am about to sale my ZXR to a friend. I just want to verify that it is truely a ZXR. If it is then one of these days if I buy the whale tail back I might restore it to original. THanks

Vinh

 

Tripod won't let me link to the picture so go to here http://vvu.tripod.com/zxspyder/Starting/ and click on "79 car"

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ZXR_KiD    0

Found yours...

 

image 7 second row, second # down.

 

your page isn't loading for me tho.

even modified a ZXR just isn't a ZXR without its whale tail... that is something my car will retain for good.

you have to use a program with a zoom feature to make the lists readable...

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Devil-Z    10

ZXREmb.jpg

 

ZXRFrt.jpg

 

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The following is from the The Z Car Home Page.

 

"The 1979 DATSUN 280ZXR Contributed to the Z Car Home Page

by: Carl Beck, IZCC #260

(as of 24 Mar. 98)

The Special Edition 280ZXR

was limited in production to only

1000 units. They are very rare today indeed!

 

This summary is intended to give you general information about these special edition cars.

If you own one of these Limited Edition 280ZX's, please contact me at: [email protected]

Or if you like, you may add it to our Register, at any time by clicking here

Pictured at right - the front of the 280ZXR had blue racing stripes on both sides of the hood and around the "power buldge".

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The DATSUN 280 ZXR's were produced by the NISSAN Factory to homologate the large rear wing for racing. This car had to be manufactured in 1000 unit lots to meet the qualification requirements for "Production Class" status. Thus only 1000 were produced. The ZXR was a standard 280ZX coupe with blue stripes on a silver mist paint scheme. The factory registered special edition cost the new owner $399.00 extra.

The side strips shown in the picture below, were actually decals! Note also the large -R- designation after the ZX side emblem.

ZXR.jpg

 

Here is a close up of that side emblem. Note also the two tone blue strips on a black backgound. ZXREmb.jpg

 

 

Pictured below is the large - Rear Wing - that this homologation special was all about.

ZXRWng.jpg

 

280ZXR WING KIT - thats how it was listed in the DATSUN Competition Parts Catalog.

Here is what it said: Wing is made of molded rubber and is identical to the one used on SCCA and IMSA winning 280ZX's. Will generate over 370lbs of downforce at 100MPH. To counteract front end lift, an air dam should also be installed. Instructions, H/D deck lid struts and all mounting hardware included. Will NOT fit 2+2's and requires modification to clear rear wiper.

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Devil-Z    10
too bad Nissan discontinued the wing a couple years ago, and sold off their inventory.... there was a thread in the body kits and paint section when all this happened.

I managed to get one of the last OEM wings to replace mine wich had been RIPPED off the car before I could take it home from the junkyard...

 

I think the thread names a company that makes a fiberglass reproduction of the wing though if anyone's interested

 

 

This one from MSA is similar.

 

Fiberglass Turbo Tail II, 79-83 ZX Coupe

 

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Code: 50-1603

Price:$334.95

 

Quantity:

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ZXR_KiD    0

similar in appearance, but the angle of the deflection surface isn't as steep, downforce won't be as much as the actual ZXR tail.

the zxr tail also has a dip in the center of the wing I'm guessing to aid visibility(because thats exactly where it lines up in my mirror)

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VinhZXT    16

ZXR_kid,

Thanks for the verification. My wife been nagging at me for trading the whale tail. This was awhile back when I had no intention of restoring this car. Now I have enough experiences, tools and the space to restore any car now. The only problem is I still have my Cobra project to work on and 2 more 240Zs are waiting in my garage. I rather restore the 240Z then this ZXR. Atleast now I know for sure mine is truely a ZXR. Thanks

Vinh

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yogib    10

I just purchased a 79 280zxr from a friend who owns a tow company and towwed it for being illegally parked.Payed 900.00 bucks.SWEEEEET.Owner never claimed it in the 30 days he had to.It has a blown head gasket but exterior is excellent and interior is almost perfect.Rip in driver seat and no speakers in custom door pods.Otherwise good.Cant wait to get her goin.

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iraqlou2007    10
I just purchased a 79 280zxr from a friend who owns a tow company and towwed it for being illegally parked.Payed 900.00 bucks.SWEEEEET.Owner never claimed it in the 30 days he had to.It has a blown head gasket but exterior is excellent and interior is almost perfect.Rip in driver seat and no speakers in custom door pods.Otherwise good.Cant wait to get her goin.

 

Did you get a title for it?

 

Lou

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Yoak    10

I also have a ZXR, and I have little doubt that it is legitimate

 

However I noticed my number wasn't on the list. However, I counted 947 total cars, meaning we are still missing some. I am going to have to check and see if my center console is numbered as some others have posted.

 

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2352681

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BleachZee    0
I noticed my number wasn't on the list. However, I counted 947 total cars, meaning we are still missing some.

 

oh! I noticed that the page 15 image isn't loading all the way. Only shows 4 VINS at the top of the page. So yes, there are some more vin numbers that should be showing on that page. I'll get that fixed soon.

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hughdogz    12
Here they are.Finally some pics of my zxr.Paid 900 bucks for it.Needs motor work.Water in oil.

 

Sweet! I can't wait to see it in person Rob!! Thanks for coming by Saturday and showing me the pics. :2thumbs:

 

[Edit: Hey, this is a good start for an S130 project page (nudge, nudge)]

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