1993 Nissan 300ZX $13,995
The new class of Japanese classic cars is starting to get red hot, and the 1993 Nissan 300ZX convertible has all the best features. It's a loaded tuxedo-style drop-top, and you control the wonderful fuel-injected motor with a five-speed. So there's nothing in the way of you enjoying this affordable modern classic.
This generation Z-car looks like a shark on land with flush-mounted headlights and sleek sheet metal. But there's more there than just aggression. The Japanese build quality means the panels still have a nice and clean style. In fact, many people may not even think this one is old enough for vintage plates, but this new class of classic has crossed the important 30-year threshold. And we like the way the white paint and black roof go together to give this the look of formalwear. Plus, factory 16-inch alloys, flared fenders, and quad exhaust tips make sure this proper classic also has a true sporty style.
The black interior means this one has a tuxedo color combo with the roof up or down. It shows the way you would expect for a car with this age and believed actual mileage that has seen responsible use. And the way it still looks quite nice today is a testament to the respect it has seen. In fact, there was a recent investment in new seats, and these look terrific. Plus, they are a body-hugging design that power adjust to the ideal position. It's part of a racecar-inspired feeling that also comes from the enveloping center console, excellent sight lines, and a roll hoop that adds rigidity to the body. Not only is it quite sporty, but it's also loaded. You have power windows, power locks, a power convertible top, power steering, a driver's airbags, cruise control, and an upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo with CD changer.
What makes this such a terrific driver's car is the 3.0-liter DOHC V6 is a truly marvelous motor. With 222 horsepower on tap, this fuel-injected, multi-valve powerplant loves to rev, and it makes a wonderful guttural growl at full throttle. And you are in complete control of this full power and its dual exhaust symphony thanks to the five-speed manual transmission. These engines proved to be quite hardy, and while they respond well to modifications, this one remains stock and tidy - like a maturely maintained sports car should be. In fact, part of the appeal of a sports car like this is it has the same everyday usability as any other Nissan. Still, the moment you feel like hitting the open road, the fully independent sports suspension and four-wheel power disc brakes work in harmony to remind you instantly how the Z-car is a true all-around fun driver.
This is an impressive driver's drop-top offered for quite a nice price. In fact, the value price also leaves room in your budget for the future. There are details that you'll likely improve like investing in the paint, replacing the top to restore rear window clarity, or repairing the air conditioning. It's not the kind of things that keep you from enjoying the drive, and instead, these are the kinds of things you do down the road as people continue having a deeper reverence for this generation Z-car. So if you want fun for now and a nice setup for the years to come, call today!