- Nissan VQ35HR 3.5 liter V6 with 306 horsepower and 268 lb./ft. of torque
- Nissan FS6R31A 6-speed manual transmission
- Nissan Touring suspension
- Brembo four wheel disc brakes
- 20 inch Niche wheels
- Black interior with Burnt Orange leather buckets
- Magnetic Black exterior paint
- Only 14,719 miles
- Only two owners
- Sale includes a transferable Gold Service Agreement
The Nissan Z car is part of a wave of Japanese performance that inspired a whole generation. And for the past nine years, the fifth generation Z has been rebuilding its legacy as the proper sports car for everyman. With relatively compact dimensions, rear-wheel drive, two seats, a muscular engine and sharp handling, it provides an excellent platform for driver enjoyment at a price that the average person can afford. This two-owner, immaculately maintained 2007 350Z Touring combines everyday reliability with an excellent driving experience. If you're in the market for something that's fast, reliable, comfortable, stylish and modern, this roadster has it all!
Looking low, wide, and sinister in Nissan's mirror-like Magnetic Black, this 350Z has the classic proportions of four generations of Z-cars with cutting edge styling and tailored details which give it a fresh and youthful vibe. And with just 14,719 miles of weekend driving on its soft glow odometer, it has to be one of the best kept, showroom fresh Nissan sports cars on the planet. Its aerodynamic body is covered in a glossy clearcoat shell which has never been roughed up or repaired. Its panel gaps are, in typical new car fashion, incredibly precise. Its paint is free of the heavy orange peel and thin spots you see in other production metal of the same vintage. And overall, the car appears to have led a pampered life which likely included sunny show days and warm weekend road trips as its only outings.
At the front of the car, a chrome, perfectly centered Nissan badge sits between a bold, traditional Z-car grille that's detailed with gray horizontal slats, intricately detailed projector beam headlights and clear, vertical parking lamps. Above those headlights, a sculpted hood flows onto flared fenders which emphasize the width of the car and hint at a tried and true wide body motorsports look. And pristine factory glass combines with a crystal clear CHMSL to frame both a “Z” branded windscreen and a high quality black canvas top. At the sides of the car, sculpted panels which feature moderate tumblehome are accented by wind tunnel tested mirrors, vertical silver door handles and pristine round, satin finished “Z” emblems. And at the back of the car, stretched LED tail lights, which complete an aerodynamic arc that emphasizes a wide rear track, flank a second chrome “Nissan” emblem, a driver's side “350Z” script, clear, horizontal reverse lamps and spotless stainless exhaust tips.
Beginning in 2007, all 350Zs received Nissan's mighty VQ35HR 3.5 liter V6 which turns stout 10.1 compression into a silky smooth 306 horsepower and 268lb./ft. of torque. With the VQ series engine, Nissan's goal wasn't to build a drag strip terror. Instead they wanted to create a complete package which utilizes the cars high tech chassis to make every one of those 306 horses noticeable and effective. As a result, this 350Z is a durable and reliable dance partner which, despite its broad torque curve, isn't so high strung that you need to worry about hurting it at the track or during an afternoon of spirited driving. Take a peek under this car's glossy hood and the first thing you'll notice is dual air filter elements which are purely an aural and appearance upgrade and an attractive silver engine cover which centers a Nissan logo below chrome letters for the engines size and configuration. The second thing you'll notice is a spotless engine bay that, based on appearance, probably hasn't seen any inclement weather since it rolled out of Nissan's Tochigi, Tochigi, Japan factory. Bright plated parts remain shiny, the plastic is undamaged by heat or wear, and there's absolutely no evidence of leakage or damage anywhere. I would almost go so far as to say that this slick powerplant is as good as new despite its gentle 14,719 miles.
Underneath the car, that powerful VQ block is backed by Nissan's slick-shifting FS6R31A 6-speed manual, whose well-chosen ratios make the most of the V6's broad power curve. The Touring suspension uses upgraded shocks, springs, and sway bars to plaster the car to the pavement without a big ride comfort penalty. Unique body dampers are designed to reduce vibrations and harshness, while a handful of chassis braces stiffen the body shell for track duty. And massive Brembo disc brakes are fitted at all four corners, addressing a common complaint from Z-car drivers who regularly put their cars on the track. The bigger binders deliver fade-free performance and look simply spectacular with their gold powdercoated calipers and bright red Brembo logos. The sporty sounding exhaust amplifies the smooth V6's soundtrack without droning at cruising speeds like many aftermarket systems. And the car rides on awesome looking chrome 20 inch Niche wheels which wear 245/35 front and 275/30 rear Nitto performance radials. Aural and Aesthetic elements aside, the suspension is where the 350Z truly excels. It's an affordable track ready machine that is just a blast to drive, especially when combined with the upgraded VQ block and its 306 horsepower!
Open the door and cross over a silver “Z” branded sill plate into the cars exceptionally grippy heated and perforated leather seats which, thanks to their Burnt Orange hue, add a very cool contrast to a mostly monochromatic cockpit. In front of you, the dash features a silver trimmed, highly detailed trio of gauges which include a speedometer, a tachometer and a combination fuel and temperature gauge. At your right, auxiliary gauges atop the center stack remind you of this cars legendary 240Z pedigree while a Bose premium audio system, located just below those gauges, reminds you of how far we've come since the 240Z. That audio system bumps beats through massive speakers which ride below ergonomic storage compartments and a thoughtful accessory jack that are located behind the seats. And all of the Z's standard features, from air conditioning and cruise control, to power windows, power seats and a small trunk are included in a cockpit which features excellent carpets, like-new silver trimmed door panels and contact surfaces that display minimal wear. Connecting the driver to the road is a handsome 3 spoke steering wheel which spins silver trim around a “Z” branded horn button, and a silver trimmed 6-speed console shifter which makes quick work of aggressive gearing.
Included with the sale of this pristine Z car is a few maintenance records, some factory touch up paint, both of the cars key fobs, and a transferable Gold Service agreement which has a low $50 deductible and is good until either August 13th of 2014 or 70,000 miles.
Immaculately maintained, this Nissan 350Z Touring is like a new car in every way. It excels on twisty two-lanes where its capabilities can be fully exploited and skilled drivers can probe its insanely high limits that make even average drivers look like heroes. Everyone recognizes these cars as something special and they're almost as much fun to show off as they are to drive!