It wasn't just good on paper though. Contemporary reviews stated that the 300ZX felt "crisp and secure" in corners, thanks to its multi-link suspension setup and HICAS four-wheel steering. So good was it, in fact, that in a 1991 MotorTrend handling test, the 300ZX Turbo came second out of 10 competitors, finishing behind only the Honda NSX and besting the Mazda MX-5, Toyota MR2 and Porsche 944 among others.
Whether today's Spotted falls into that category is up to you to decide, but with just 47,000 miles on the clock it seems to be in very good condition indeed. The leather interior looks good as new, as do the paintwork and wheels. The clean, once-futuristic looks have always appealed to these eyes too, and a targa top will never go out of style. It'll likely take quite an enthusiastic... enthusiast to part with the best part of £15,000, but whoever does will be left with one of the picks of a halcyon era in Japanese car design.
SPECIFICATION - NISSAN 300ZX
Engine: 2,960cc, twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
Power (hp): 304@6,400rpm
Torque (lb ft): 283@3,600rpm
First registered: 1992
Recorded mileage: 47,000 miles
Price new: N/A
Yours for: £14,950
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