Serial number 00001 is for sale in Texas with an asking price of $48,500
The Nissan 350Z made its debut in 2002, and though it wasn't exactly the lightweight 240Z successor most enthusiasts were hoping for (the damn thing weighed nearly 1,000 pounds more than the original Z), it was still a fun sports car nonetheless. But as the 370Z continues to age, we look back on the original 350 with fondness. This particular example, the first one ever built, is up for sale.
The 2003 350Z Track edition in question is available through Don Davis Nissan in Arlington, Texas. It wears the VIN JN1AZ34E13T000001, the serial number "000001," and is reportedly the first 350Z that came off the production line in 2002. The listed price is a relatively reasonable $48,500.
The car is virtually brand new, and has driven just 173 original miles (278 kilometers). The owner reportedly kept it locked up in a garage for a number of years. It’s completely stock, and comes with the original 3.5-liter V6 producing 287 horsepower (214 kilowatts), Brembo brakes, dual climate control, leather, navigation, lightweight performance Rays wheels, and a Bose premium audio system.
The cabin is as spotless as the silver-grey exterior, and features grey cloth seats with black and grey trim throughout. The V6 comes paired to a six-speed manual, naturally, and the Track trim adds on extra features like a limited-slip differential, aluminum pedals, and a subtle rear lip spoiler.
This particular car has changed hands a few times, according to Jalopnik, selling at Barrett-Jackson in 2012 for $47,300, having been purchased new from a dealer in Everett, Washington. At its current asking price of $48,500, it’s actually cheaper than a few fully loaded examples, and a cool $2,000 less expensive than a brand-new Nismo model.
Love it or hate it, it’s an interesting piece of Japanese sports car history. So, any takers?
Source: Don Davis Nissan via Jalopnik