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    Default Is there a 1980 280z t top ???

    Im trying the get into a Z as a project car. There is this car for sell locally and the owner advertise it as a 1980 280z with T-top.
    As far as i know (google search), there is no 280z after 1978.
    I called him and make sure that the car is a 280z not a 280zx. And he replied that it is a 280z.
    So is there a 1980 280z with T-top?
    Thanks all.

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    You are correct, 78 was the last year of the 280z. Maybe it is a 280z with a after market sunroof. 79 thru 83 were known as 280zx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnt0823 View Post
    So is there a 1980 280z with T-top?
    Thanks all.
    No but there is a 1980 280ZX with a T-top.
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    If you really need to be convinced go take a look at the sticker on the door jam. It will tell you build month and year. Also as SBLAKE01 so eloquently stated it is a ZX and not a Z, but no need to get hung up on technicalities just go take a look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnt0823 View Post
    Im trying the get into a Z as a project car. There is this car for sell locally and the owner advertise it as a 1980 280z with T-top.
    As far as i know (google search), there is no 280z after 1978.
    I called him and make sure that the car is a 280z not a 280zx. And he replied that it is a 280z.
    So is there a 1980 280z with T-top?
    Thanks all.
    Actually there was a 1980 280Z. In Japan the 280ZX was called the Fairlady 280Z. This one is a 1980 2+2 with no T-tops, but of course they also made the 2 seat version with and without T-tops.

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    I always liked those SWASTIKA wheels Mike!
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    Mike -- Interesting. Ya' learn something new everyday.
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    I had all of those wheels on my 280Z at one time or another. Swastikas, Iron Crosses, Turbo wheels, and I finally put the so called Black Pearl wheels back on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastWoman View Post
    Mike -- Interesting. Ya' learn something new everyday.
    Our ZXs were called 280Zs in Australia also.
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    Thanks for all the replies guys.
    I just need to make sure, because the owner kept insisting that the car is a 280z with T-top. Here is the picture that the owner provided.

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    my 20/20 vision can see that the dash in the car is the 280zx dash. am i wrong on this? Would the tittle have the car model?
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    Definately ZX. In NZ that is. Check parts availability before buying this car.

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    That's a ZX here too.
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    It looks like a parts car to me. I hope the owner is asking well under a grand.
    If you're hot for a 280ZX, contact Frank, aka Palladin, over at Zcar.com. He recently bought a California car and drove it back to Tennessee. You will probably get a lot more bang for the buck that way FWIW.
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    If it has T-Tops then it would not be a 280Z unless it was modified, this would be a 280ZX and yes they did have t-tops in 1980...I have one for sale myself.
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