Be the envy of your JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) buddies or drift crowd with the Pick of the Day, a right-hand-drive 1991 Nissan 300ZX.
Showing just over 37,000 miles and in what looks like clean original condition, the sport coupe was apparently imported directly from an owner in Japan, where it was “well-maintained,” according to the dealer in Lynden, Washington, advertising the Nissan on ClassicCars.com.
The dealer has several other JDM cars advertised on the ClassicCars.com website, all interesting low-mileage sport models. This is the one that caught my eye since I’ve always been a fan of this generation of Nissan Z car, and how cool would it be to have a right-hooker to show off?
The Nissan is black with a gray interior and looks great in the photos with the ad.
The description of the Nissan is pretty sparse, saying only that the car runs and drives great, and is fully equipped with power seats, audio, T-tops and such. The engine is a 3.0-liter naturally aspirated V6 (VG30DE for all you mostly young JDM fanatics) fed through a 5-speed manual transmission.
For those who’ve never maneuvered a right-hand-drive car on U.S. roads, it’s definitely an ability you have to acquire. While all the pedals are the same – clutch on the left and throttle on the right of the brake – you do have to contend with shifting gears with your left hand. But it’s easy once you get used to it.
Some things are not as easy. Using the inside rear-view mirror, which is up and to your left, is especially strange and surprisingly difficult to master. Also hard are passing maneuvers on two-lane roads since you have to pull out almost all the way into the oncoming lane to see around the car ahead.
Drive-through windows and toll booths are hard as well, and never get easier.
But for anyone willing to undertake the adventure, this 300ZX would be a great way to inflate your JDM credentials, and at an asking price of just $9,950, which seems like a striking bargain for the right person. This Nissan also is on the short list of future collector cars.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.