Category Archives: My Z Search

Here is a nice 300ZX but…

I came across this 1996 300ZX 2+2 5 speed on cars.com (on consignment to Luxe Autohaus from original owner) during the beginning of my search.  It was priced pretty high so I didn’t really give it much of a look.  I ran across it again since I’ve discovered that there were only 272 of the 300ZX 2+2 5 speeds made in my colors from 1994-1996.  I probably can’t afford to be as picky as I was being early on in my search but can I afford to spend $19,000 for a 15 year old car?  I probably won’t go to that price but wanted to at least put this out there since it was a car I have considered during my search.

This car’s VIN is JN1RZ26DXTX590449 and according to the Z Registry it is one of 69 Red ones that were made in 1995 and 1996 with Federal Emmissions (90 if you count California).  I definitely want a Red one but White is my second choice and I have found one of those I’m considering that I’ll post about later if it’s still available.

One of the 272 – 1994 300ZX 2+2 5 Speed

Well, I woke up this morning and checked my craigslist RSS feeds first thing and there was one of those post titles that I love to see “1994 300zx 2+2”.  This one turns out to be one of the 272 (found in the Z registry) that meet all of my requirements.  It’s got pretty high miles and a few paint/interior issues but I suspect that is how most of them will be.  The problem I have is deciding now how picky I can be, ever since I found out there are less of these available than I had originally thought when one shows up for sale I have decisions to make…  do I take a chance on this one or wait for one that is a little bit better?  Well, I haven’t decided any of that yet but I’m sure I’ll do it soon.  I think it’s priced a little high for the miles and condition and the owner seems in no hurry to sell it so I will definitely take that into consideration.

Here is the YouTube video that he mentions-

So close, but so far away – RED 300ZX 2+2… Automatic!

I was going through my early morning routine of looking through my craigslist RSS feeds yesterday and saw the subject “1996 Nissan 300ZX 2+2” which always gets my blood pumping.  Then I clicked on the link and saw that it was a  red one, which I think I’ve decided now is my preferred color.  Shortly after that I read those dreaded words, dreaded by me anyway, automatic transmission… so close!  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against all of those Zs and their owners with automatic transmissions out there but I currently have a Nissan Frontier Pickup with an automatic (not to mention Shelley’s car is an automatic as well) so I’ve got that part covered.  I’m longing for a manual transmission so that is just another variable I will have to deal with during this search.