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Datsun 280ZX-R

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Watching Big Car and was reminded of the 280ZX-R.

In 1979 Datsun homologated a high-downforce “whale-tail” type spoiler for the Datsun 280ZX by producing 1,001 280ZX-R cars; this allowed for use of this aerodynamic aid in IMSA and SCCA racing. These cars also had distinctive body decals and ZX-R logos. These cars were identical to the other cars of this year with the exception of the spoiler and decal package. Successful IMSA racer Don Devendorf was involved in the development of the spoiler.

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