Autos & Vehicles

First Wash in 44 years! Barn Find Datsun 280z with only 350 Original Miles

This is the rarest Datsun 280z Barn find ever recorded (as I've been told) with only 350 original miles! It was left in a barn near Hershey Pennsylvania before its first wash in 44 years! You'd expect this to be a complete detailing disaster because it was left untouched for so long...but the paint was in good condition despite being covered in filth and disgusting grime. In this barn find, we use AMMO Frothe to remove the first layer of dust and dirt to ensure the rubber seals did not leak if we power washed. Once confident, we power washed the paint, then compounded and polished with a Rupes polisher during our paint restoration. The Datsun 280z has since won several awards at Zcon and more information can be found at www.350mile280z.com.
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Comments 

  1. Escola de Trânsito com Você

    Escola de Trânsito com Você

    Hour ago

    Excelente trabalho! Gosto muito desses modelos de carros! Toda a equipe está de parabéns!

  2. Definitiv nicht Sönke

    Definitiv nicht Sönke

    Hour ago

    I would pay you, when you nlet me clean parts like this XD such a cool cleaning

  3. STREETFIT

    STREETFIT

    5 hours ago

    Wow! Those gave that car a lot of love! Looks awesome! :)

  4. Irfan bin salauddin

    Irfan bin salauddin

    5 hours ago

    The game seems absolutely perfect for car lover like me

  5. mjc 427

    mjc 427

    8 hours ago

    I wanted to see it running and being driven, I hope it doesn't just sit for another 44 years.

  6. Stephen McKitrick

    Stephen McKitrick

    9 hours ago

    How many years was it in the barn again? I didn't catch the first 38 times he mentioned it.

  7. Tolks

    Tolks

    10 hours ago

    I owned a 2+2 in the same color

  8. Javier Huerta

    Javier Huerta

    10 hours ago

    That's easily the best barn yard find ever.

  9. Willie Pugh,III

    Willie Pugh,III

    11 hours ago

    My mother had one and she was started my mother had one and she restored it I watched her I went to diesel mechanics Advanced diesel mechanics I learned Aviation F-14 F-18 and jumbo jet 747 hey i t a i t NASCAR I even got to go to NASA that's going finity and Beyond go infinity and beyond but that's awesome the vehicle is a low-grade Skyline

  10. Bee JayGee

    Bee JayGee

    13 hours ago

    Nice car !

  11. Banana

    Banana

    13 hours ago

    that could be My summer car :'(

  12. Tushifumiku Arikedokishikushi シ

    Tushifumiku Arikedokishikushi シ

    14 hours ago

    r/MeIRL moment

  13. william killiner

    william killiner

    16 hours ago

    Stunning

  14. cape cod cynic

    cape cod cynic

    17 hours ago

    usgone.info/award/video/q5eOZm6qynHS2rM

  15. cape cod cynic

    cape cod cynic

    17 hours ago

    I can’t believe my comment was deleted. I know where there is a 280Z that looks much like this one. It’s hidden in a garage off the beaten path. I posted my email and was hoping someone would want the information I have about the car. Email me at CapeCodCynic at mail dot com if interested in the find…

  16. Sanjay 66

    Sanjay 66

    18 hours ago

    What about the running condition?????

  17. The Q Man

    The Q Man

    18 hours ago

    WHAT A FIND!!! I love my 2006 Nissan 350z

  18. K Khalifah

    K Khalifah

    Day ago

    A veritable time capsule -- as a find, this is solid gold! I bet even Nissan doesn't have one as pristine as this in Japan.

  19. Max Taylor

    Max Taylor

    Day ago

    Haha. I am enjoying watching them treat this car as an ancient archaeological artifact. Just spray the dirt off with a garden hose first, then suds and wash! It could not possibly be worse than rubbing the dirt & suds off with a towel! Well at least you've inspired me to get my almost identical '77 back on the road.

  20. dayntubee

    dayntubee

    Day ago

    Those were the days. Driving my beef up 1972 240z to state university everyday was a blast!

  21. Jo'Von Thegreatest

    Jo'Von Thegreatest

    Day ago

    Thumbs down 👎 because he didn’t start it up

  22. Roberto Ferrari

    Roberto Ferrari

    Day ago

    ..what happens to the motor after sitting that long?

  23. owais hassan

    owais hassan

    Day ago

    hello larry i hope u r doing good i have just one question why didnt u rinse it with water before cleaning with ammo froth? hoping to see ur reply

  24. katherine adaline

    katherine adaline

    Day ago

    The flawless millimeter ectrodactyly expect because turtle bilaterally inform like a female fertile decimal. toothsome, ambitious pheasant

  25. Marcus Schmück

    Marcus Schmück

    Day ago

    Restore or clean?

  26. Bryan Hilburn

    Bryan Hilburn

    Day ago

    And now I go detail my daughters Honda.

  27. JAI KUMAWAT

    JAI KUMAWAT

    Day ago

    Lovely pretty 😘😘😘😘 KWALITY CORNER BAKERY Benad jhotwada Jaipur Rajasthan India

  28. Ramandeep singh

    Ramandeep singh

    Day ago

    $1m car now.

  29. Steve Hughes

    Steve Hughes

    2 days ago

    Wow, I wonder how long it was in the barn for ?

  30. Steve Hughes

    Steve Hughes

    2 days ago

    It’s a no brainer morons, blow off the dirt & dust BEFORE you wash it !!! The dirt & dust work like a fine sand paper !!!

  31. Marin Berndt

    Marin Berndt

    2 days ago

    Just slap a few turbos on to the engine and boom, you made out of hundred dollars worth of scrap a epic jdm legend!

  32. Happy Boater

    Happy Boater

    2 days ago

    So this is a rare personal comment. I totally restored a 1974 Datsun 260z and loved it. It had I believe hitachi carbs. It was the first warm day in spring and I took it out on the highway. Suddenly the pedal pulled itself to the floor and I watched the speedometer go from 80 to 100 as I almost ran into someone before I took it out of gear and shut the engine. Reved to 8000 but was ok. Later I found I needed to make a carb adjustment of 1/4 turn not to die. Different days.

  33. Dan Leveillee

    Dan Leveillee

    2 days ago

    Why was there an aftermarket FRAM oil filter on it? I suppose it is possible he changed it with 350 mi. on it because of the sitting for so long, but seems a little out of place.

  34. daksh garg

    daksh garg

    2 days ago

    Yay

  35. sestle

    sestle

    2 days ago

    lost me when you started advertising your stupid ass game...lol buh bye

  36. FireByte

    FireByte

    2 days ago

    ngl the 70th had really neat cars :D

  37. B Good

    B Good

    2 days ago

    What year?????!!!!!

  38. Olaf Hermans

    Olaf Hermans

    2 days ago

    ridiculously fantastic

  39. Jaime Worrell

    Jaime Worrell

    2 days ago

    Hmm......

  40. Johann Konrad

    Johann Konrad

    2 days ago

    Cleaning and preparing vintage cars, here is, what I learned, many yeras ago and did, on my 1971 Ford 26m Taunus (German car): NEVER use high pressure water power, cleaning it! The pressure presses the water under the rubber seals of the windows and the chrom parts. There, the water cannot dry and will stay over weeks and month. With oxygen, it causes rust and destroy the paint and metall unter the black rubber seals! Better way: No need for expensive "special soaps" or so. Just use water and ordinary hair shampoo, swall it carefull (!) over the dust and dirt. Severall times. Put some wet wipes on the body of the car and let them there for 20 minutes.That releases the dirt and even old bird junk ;-) After that, you lift them, swallow again clean water over the car. Now, you wipe the body very soft (!) with the cloths. NOT pushing the cloths! Let the car dry. Now: Take some acid free crease, press it carefully under the window rubber seals, to give them "food", to stay soft AND to protect the frames, to be sealed against water/rain! Now (!), you can do the wonderfull cleaning/polishing, like they did in the video. Before you re-adjust the sings to the body, put some wax or better crease in the wholes! That prevents beraking colour, when pressing in the sing bolts and als, that keeps the paint and metall there safe, to prevent them of rusting! Fantastic Datsun!!! Wonderfull!!! I am "jealous" ;-)!

  41. M Dutchy

    M Dutchy

    3 days ago

    What a weird story. Imagine going tomorrow and buying a new sports car, getting home with it and never driving it again.

    • yourhighness100

      yourhighness100

      2 days ago

      Right! ...And taking it apart😳

  42. Gopala Krishnan

    Gopala Krishnan

    3 days ago

    Where is the engine sound guys!!!...

  43. ifratc

    ifratc

    3 days ago

    how much will it sell for?

  44. jUsT a ViSiToR

    jUsT a ViSiToR

    3 days ago

    I’m looking for a 1984 datsun pick up truck

  45. Yoanimal Yoho

    Yoanimal Yoho

    3 days ago

    Common tow truck call when these came out. Very fast ride.

  46. vacatio

    vacatio

    3 days ago

    nice

  47. Relax Your Mind

    Relax Your Mind

    3 days ago

    Best video 😊👍👍👍

  48. eightb4ll

    eightb4ll

    3 days ago

    "hey you guys watch me wash a car". JFC

  49. Gyana For Technology

    Gyana For Technology

    4 days ago

    Satisfying

  50. J M

    J M

    4 days ago

    a polished turd is still a turd! They were such crap back in the day!

  51. dajam9035

    dajam9035

    4 days ago

    All that over a dent and some changes he wanted to make?? I would say that guy had money like that but he seem to have been too reckless and ran out of it.

  52. Beachie

    Beachie

    4 days ago

    '73 240 was my first car. Wish I'd been able to keep it.

  53. コンちゃん

    コンちゃん

    4 days ago

    水洗いしてからじゃないとボディ傷つくぞ。 それでもプロかよww

  54. SuperSqueakyboy

    SuperSqueakyboy

    4 days ago

    I about the same age as the car. Can you make me look young again?

  55. Mark LaSerra

    Mark LaSerra

    4 days ago

    That is absolutely incredible!!!!

  56. Jeremy Wamhoff

    Jeremy Wamhoff

    4 days ago

    Can't even say how much I miss driving one of these.

  57. Mohammad Kurnia Suranata

    Mohammad Kurnia Suranata

    5 days ago

    Is it ok to spray engine bay with pressure water like this? How about the electrical, especially for 2000 up production car which has sensitive electrical on engine bay like ecu and sockets processor

  58. Samaro

    Samaro

    5 days ago

    How many years the car was lost ? I didnt heard it…

  59. Sue Jenkins

    Sue Jenkins

    5 days ago

    Wanted this bad 1977

  60. denisethepainter

    denisethepainter

    5 days ago

    WOW what a gem!

  61. Dale Hart

    Dale Hart

    5 days ago

    Just throw away those awful bumpere please

  62. Ghosted

    Ghosted

    6 days ago

    Gorgeous!

  63. Checkered Life

    Checkered Life

    6 days ago

    I wonder how much it would fetch if put in the Barrett auction?

  64. Nicci St.George Smith

    Nicci St.George Smith

    6 days ago

    Amazing

  65. Gren

    Gren

    6 days ago

    Scrape the dirt over the paint serface with microfibre cloth as the first step is pretty stupid !

    • Boom Box

      Boom Box

      2 days ago

      He literally scratched the crap out of the paint by wiping it down while full of dust and dirt, then plays off the damage he caused as simply embedded dirt after all these years. Watch from 13:07. The paint butcher says "The paint itself is really not that damaged but simply embedded with dirt after all these years." You can then see the light scratches that he caused by grinding the dirt into the paint with the cloth. The extent of the damage must have been pretty severe as a cut and polish was needed on the car. If this car was only driven from the dealership to home and then garaged, there would be no need for a cut and polish.

  66. wrth

    wrth

    6 days ago

    apparently many people had these cars. now, I've only found around 5 Z's for sale in the UK, 3 of which are rusting / shells. i just want to buy my dream car man why do this gotta be so difficult.

  67. Navaneel Reddy

    Navaneel Reddy

    6 days ago

    First you wash the car after that restore it

  68. Troy Feurtado

    Troy Feurtado

    6 days ago

    Why not just rinse the car off with water?...

  69. flamesatdei

    flamesatdei

    6 days ago

    wow, what a magnificent car. too bad we didnt see it running

  70. Martin Munoz

    Martin Munoz

    7 days ago

    Ok push it back to the barn because it doesn't run

  71. Z32 Mike

    Z32 Mike

    7 days ago

    beautiful doesn’t even describe this 280. pretty sure 99% of the people that seen this video were jealous

    • Baggie Shorts

      Baggie Shorts

      Day ago

      101%

    • kryfon

      kryfon

      6 days ago

      Make that 100%. :)

  72. Salman Sam

    Salman Sam

    7 days ago

    This can be auctioned for a million

  73. Gary Covell

    Gary Covell

    7 days ago

    My brother has a 1970 Z. Wants to restore. Owned for over 30 years. Our family had 5 Z's at the same time!

  74. Raynor svn

    Raynor svn

    7 days ago

    the ancestor of the nissan 370z

  75. Q Nunyuh

    Q Nunyuh

    7 days ago

    sooooo, after 44 years I guess the repo man finally died

  76. Augustinas Rumbutis

    Augustinas Rumbutis

    7 days ago

    Make a mobile game

  77. august88837

    august88837

    8 days ago

    I had two of dem cars back in d days , a regular 1980-280 z n my other one was 1974_ 2+2 , got d first from a friend who had tickets on it n didn’t want to pay dem , I payed it n it was mine , d other one was from d aution I got a good deal, if I can find one today I would buy one again

  78. david baron

    david baron

    8 days ago

    AMAZING

  79. Brad Schwartz

    Brad Schwartz

    8 days ago

    Wow! This turned out AMAZING! Can't believe only 350 miles. I've never seen an owner so happy to FINALLY purchase this vehicle.

  80. Jerold Aulph

    Jerold Aulph

    8 days ago

    Microfiber frothy what??? I find the best just to use a hose with a lot of water right at the face of the towel you're using and wash with plenty of water... Sprayng gunk on top of dirt and then pushing the dirt off into a dirty cloth... I don't think that's a good idea... You're far better off flooding with water and letting the water carry the dirt away.... I wouldn't let this guy touch any car I own.

  81. Nothing IsReal

    Nothing IsReal

    8 days ago

    Back in the day, engineers simply build beautiful cars they and the production work force were proud of. I guess those days are gone.

  82. Narayan Jagadale

    Narayan Jagadale

    8 days ago

    It looks 2 month old

  83. TheGor54 miller

    TheGor54 miller

    8 days ago

    Does it run? Or is it just a lawn ornament?

  84. Ahmad Awang hamat

    Ahmad Awang hamat

    8 days ago

    Nissan fairlady..

  85. The_hi 123

    The_hi 123

    9 days ago

    I cannot wait until i get my hands on one of those cars. so beautiful.

  86. L Nazri

    L Nazri

    9 days ago

    Wow

  87. John Flinn

    John Flinn

    9 days ago

    Diamond in the rough.

  88. James Howard

    James Howard

    10 days ago

    Nice, i used to have an S30Z.

  89. BlOoDyRhUm26

    BlOoDyRhUm26

    10 days ago

    THIS, this is my dream car... but in my country in europe it's rare and expensive :(

  90. dsumner7

    dsumner7

    10 days ago

    I owned one of these in the same color...sad i sold it after I married and wished so many times I had found a way to keep it! It was clean and the motor was so tight if you took the oil cap off while it was running it would start running rough!

  91. MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ

    MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ

    10 days ago

    Awsome content

  92. Daniel Thomas

    Daniel Thomas

    11 days ago

    had a 240z once...sold it....bugger

  93. Dat_z32_tho

    Dat_z32_tho

    11 days ago

    I need more Z’s

  94. K S

    K S

    11 days ago

    from 1979 to 1981 I owned a 1972 240Z. I was 24 at the time and was able to do quite a restoration to bring the car back to ~90% stock. This included a full exterior repaint , interior and engine detail, rebuilding the stock carbs, replacing the tires, installing period alloys and a few other items . I paid $3600 and sold it 3yrs later for the same $3600.

  95. Руслан Кириченко

    Руслан Кириченко

    11 days ago

    Видно что работают профисоналы 👍👍👍

  96. Omar Shaikh

    Omar Shaikh

    11 days ago

    How come no flat tyres for 44 years?

  97. Aslam Ahmed

    Aslam Ahmed

    11 days ago

    My car looks like this in 24 hrs parked outside Ps don’t ask me where 🤫🤐

  98. RadiantSilverlighter

    RadiantSilverlighter

    11 days ago

    Skip to 9:35 if you just wanna see the car get washed

  99. The Stellar Engineer

    The Stellar Engineer

    12 days ago

    My dad was 18 when he bought this car. Now I am 19 and he is giving it to me. I treasure that vehicle more than anything. It gives me hope that I too can restore my 280 Z to its former glory.

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