Well I don't know about SC, but I can tell you a little about the years however. 79-81 are the same 82-83 are the same. Yes a lot of the parts will switch from those years, but there are some changes to the engines. Also the the computers, and manufactures of the parts.L. Williams said:I am seriously considering buying a 280zx. I live in Southern Cali and I was wondering if anyone has any info for me.
Like what to look for when test driving, what year to consider, blah blah..
Any info would be appreciated.
Actually it's 30yrs. old to be smog exempt.I'd have to look that up. Federal limit for emissions and crashworthiness is 25 years. It was being discussed in the Skyline section.
That's California though. What about the rest of the U.S.? California is always the toughest by far on emissions standards. The rest of the country is usually pretty far back of that.Spongerider said:Actually it's 30yrs. old to be smog exempt.
From the DMV web site,
How old does a vehicle have to be to qualify for a smog exemption?
Vehicles with a year model 30 years old or older are exempt from the smog certification requirements.
Example: The calendar year is 2004- 29 = 1975 exempt year model
The current calendar year minus 29 equals the year model exempt from smog certification.
Vehicles exempt from smog certification are listed above.
Note: Starting April 1, 2005, the smog exemption for vehicles 30 model years old or older will end. After that date all 1975 and older vehicles will be exempt from smog certification requirements.