Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection, an impact absorbing bumper, 170 horsepower and a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout are some features of the 1976 Nissan 280Z. Although manufactured by Nissan, the two-door coupe sports car was marketed as the Datsun 280Z.
Possessing a 2.8-liter L28E I6 engine set in a cast-iron block and equipped with a four-speed manual, five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission, the 280Z was designed to reach a maximum speed of 121 mph.
The vehicle boasted rack and pinion steering, and the front and rear independent suspensions featured MacPherson struts, lower wishbones, coil springs and telescopic dampers.
Fitted with a fuel injection system rather than carburetors, the typical fuel consumption for the 1976 Datsun 280Z was 19.5 miles per gallon.