$90,100 Nissan 300ZX puts a big price on nostalgia


How much would you pay for the end of an era?

Wait. Stop. Before you answer the question, check out this 1996 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo Commemorative Edition, the last year of the mighty Nineties Z-cars. As denoted by the enormous stickers on the side windows, it is that year’s Final Edition, one of the last 300 ever brought to America. In fact, as denoted by the shiny plaque on the center console, it is the very last Commemorative Edition, number 300 of 300. As denoted by the seller, whose words we’ll have to believe, it was once showcased at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. And as denoted by, well, the odometer, it has just 528 miles on it.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/09/13/nissan-300zx-brings-big-money


The 1996 20 hp drop is a myth. The loss of VVT was corrected with a more aggressive cam shaft in order to get the same peak 300hp. The difference is that the power curve is different with the 90-95’s having a slight advantage at the low end. The loss of VVT does make the 96 models much more difficult to increase the boost pressure so most 96’s you’ll find are unmodified.