Finding a Nissan 300ZX convertible is not necessarily an amazing eBay occurrence. Finding the 1991 300ZX folding hardtop convertible concept car, however, is quite a big deal.
Nissan sold the Z32, or second generation 300ZX, in the United States from 1990 to 1996. In 1993, the automaker launched a convertible version to go along with existing t-top and hardtop variants. This came in response to aftermarket companies offering convertible conversions. Before the 1993 convertible came out, Nissan produced a concept version that was shown at the 1992 Paris, Geneva and Detroit auto shows. And while the production car utilized soft-tops, however this concept featured a power-folding, retractable hardtop.
Working with American Sunroof Corporation (ASC), Nissan built its own convertible 300ZX and showed it off around the world. This car is now for sale on eBay, with a Buy-It-Now price of $62,000. Power is provided by the standard 3.0-liter V6 and it's paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The car only shows 8,202 miles on the odometer and, along with the very unique top, features one-off 17-inch polished aluminum wheels.
Is $62,000 too high a price to pay for such a unique piece of Nissan's history? Maybe not if you factor in the original build cost, which was allegedly in excess of $800,000 (at least according to the seller's listing). Besides the car, the winning bidder will also get the original show stand and a ton of documentation in both written and video form.
Take a gander at this drop-top Nissan 300ZX in the gallery below, and be sure to take a look at the auction over at eBay Motors.