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

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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
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Miguel Gelo
Miguel Gelo 4 hours ago
I want that car...
Cristina Eguiguren
Cristina Eguiguren 5 hours ago
General John C. Haines
General John C. Haines 5 hours ago
Could y’all help me detail my truck? It’s a 1998 Chevy Silverado. Please let me know if y’all could
Cesar Sanchez
Cesar Sanchez 5 hours ago
Que raro estos autos sin óxido 😅
Fabian R
Fabian R 5 hours ago
I don’t get it - I have a 1982 Porsche 944 that sat quite some time...until I started “using” it but also cleaning it frequently. Neither was I ever afraid of power washing it nor are any of the stickers broken / ever became too wet. Still has all original factory stickers and warning labels... Weird explanation.
Jeff White
Jeff White 6 hours ago
now the Z just needs some installed for keep the engine lasting forever
jonki leshi
jonki leshi 6 hours ago
As a teenager I worked in a Datsun showroom in 1976, in Glasgow Scotland. It was my job to wash these cars and prepare them for the showroom. When they arrived from the manufacturer they had a coating of wax which we had to remove then polish the car. I remember this model well.
Jason Mercer
Jason Mercer 8 hours ago
Now some Kids are going to steal it and take it for a joy ride through the bush.😆
natalie hidalgo
natalie hidalgo 9 hours ago
Why not vacuum the dust off first?
Mon Wil
Mon Wil 11 hours ago
I somuch wanted to hear it 😭😭😭😭
Kmart Productions
Kmart Productions 13 hours ago
That car is like a time capsule
da hoga
da hoga 13 hours ago
This car is literly 50000$ upwords worth😳
yudha prabowo
yudha prabowo 17 hours ago
It's a treasure
Zulham Fitroh
Zulham Fitroh 19 hours ago
Beautiful treasure.. 🔥
Klaas B
Klaas B 21 hour ago
Replace those ugly US bumpers please.
Mr Grow
Mr Grow 22 hours ago
Why in the world would anyone vote this down?
Komstir Bambu Motor
Komstir Bambu Motor Day ago
Hugh Osborne
Hugh Osborne Day ago
As a teenager I worked in a Datsun showroom in 1976, in Glasgow Scotland. It was my job to wash these cars and prepare them for the showroom. When they arrived from the manufacturer they had a coating of wax which we had to remove then polish the car. I remember this model well.
J. J. springer
J. J. springer Day ago
Just advertising for Ammo products! What ever they are
smokinvalves Day ago
Sandorelo Day ago
StrongBæckhand Day ago
“First wash in 44 years” When I get a car it’ll probably be more dirty in less than a month
Charles Villanueva
Charles Villanueva Day ago
Very entertaining to watch to have it restored again wow!!!!
Guddu Lulla
Guddu Lulla Day ago
Vow that was unfolding of mystery
Dylan Stephens
Dylan Stephens Day ago
i wish datsun was still around
Aaron Ditchfield
Aaron Ditchfield Day ago
Compressed air would have worked better than that foam then straight onto a foam cannon for 20 mins
Rashid Paracha
Rashid Paracha Day ago
Lucas Stl
Lucas Stl Day ago
I really want to rebuild one of these, 240 or 280z, I really do. Well, to tell the truth I want to rebuild a car and modernize everything: the engine, the dash, keeping the stick-shift though. 😊 Any advice on looking for one?
Dionisius Calvin Sutantyo
Dionisius Calvin Sutantyo Day ago
I really like to watch barn find car i like the video
Rowan Melton
Rowan Melton Day ago
rikki wimutu
rikki wimutu Day ago
I know were one is rusting away in Brisbane Australia
Prakhar Dubey
Prakhar Dubey Day ago
Hhahahhaaj.... If you plan to con people atleast use ur brain. It's not a 44 yr old unwashed car 😝😝 not all people are stupid bro.
Camilla Revsbech Sørensen
Camilla Revsbech Sørensen 2 days ago
Thats the Way to scratching up a car, and then try to fix own problems.
Franklin A. García
Franklin A. García 2 days ago
They did not turn the car on smhhhh 😱😱😱😱😱!!!💀💀💀💀
K9 Man
K9 Man 2 days ago
So why did they think it was a good idea to wipe the caked-on dirt with SEVERAL passes with the same cloth, when they already had planned to use a pressure washers on the car? That didn't seem very thought out to me. I know they want to "get a feel for it", but it's not like it's not just a dirty car?
351cleavland 2 days ago
When you pulled that frothy mess of a towel across that dirty, dusty paint my whole family saw it and died!
Dom Rides
Dom Rides 2 days ago
Rakesh Syal
Rakesh Syal 2 days ago
Just amazing 👍
a w
a w 2 days ago
My sister had a Datsun 280Z and a transmission shop who put a clutch in it was trying to bilk her out of more money. Dad dropped me off in her town and we got the 280 home and the new clutch was slipping terribly. I pulled the transmission back one cold January no heat and examined everything and everything was spec put everything back in and the same problem. So I pulled the transmission all the way out of the car and that's a big job and the rear suspension bolts come out to slide it back so driveshaft and everything will clear. I poured over everything slipped the trans out of the case and we went over everything. I put it together again and the same thing so I was at wits end a cold teenager crushed fingers hide missing cold soaked I walked out on the ranch lot where dad still had a Datsun 720 pickup, and I pulled the clutch cylinder and brought it over but the holes didn't quite line up but I pulled the operating rod out of it and then the operating rod out of the 280z and right away the mystery was solved as the operating rod on her car had been roughly cut too long with a hot saw out of bar stock and the other end they had carefully ground a radius. It was very apparent it was deliberate and I had spent 14 hour days and a week to figure it out and cutting the rod the same length as the pickup it worked like a champ. A dishonest mechanic can cause you headaches, and often recourse is unattainable, but my Grandparents still farmed around the mechanics town and knew everyone. The mechanic had thought my sister was alone in that small city but after Grandma and Grandad informed the boys at the COOP, the dishonest mechanic quickly went out of business. lol
Garry Mazza
Garry Mazza 2 days ago
so fooken sick of all the MFer commerials
Thimdelfaza 2 days ago
Those 280z’s were the bomb back in the day. My brother had one.
Sorcey 2 days ago
That "removing the dust" part hurts my eyes...
Camilla Revsbech Sørensen
Camilla Revsbech Sørensen 2 days ago
Me too.. look at the scratches he created.. not sort, but scratches
waypasthadenough 2 days ago
Why nothing about starting it?
RW163 2 days ago
Would of been lovely to hear that start up
Mark Villar
Mark Villar 2 days ago
Wow that was so awesome I love watching these videos. I love cars new and old. It’s nice to see these cars back to all it’s splendor.
Алексей Бараков
Алексей Бараков 2 days ago
Ну так себе . Просто помыли очень грязную машину и то очень не правильно
larry hanna
larry hanna 2 days ago
military household fact for fill wonder shake hungry ourselves couple.
David 2 days ago
Sure, just pressure wash water straight into the vapor vent system? Power wash right into the 44 year old window seals? Who taught these guys to detail cars? Cringeworthy at the least.
bambino100011 2 days ago
So satisfying to see this car restored to its former glory! =)
Stevie Rebel
Stevie Rebel 2 days ago
This video, find and result was absolutely incredible 😍 Thank you for taking us along for the ride! ❤️
Tony coffee
Tony coffee 2 days ago
This makes me want to buy the cheapest new car right now and just park it in a garage and not drive it .
ALI ASAD 2 days ago
It should be shown to start as well after 40 years
Holy Moly
Holy Moly 2 days ago
made 140.000.......
John Pakrin
John Pakrin 2 days ago
I have the same brand of car was given to me by my late grandfather..
Kelly Fitzgerald
Kelly Fitzgerald 2 days ago
The car has 100,350 miles .
Norma 2 days ago
Okay, now it's clean but will it start? How much money will it take to get the car running after 44 years?
James Varner
James Varner 2 days ago
Now how could you not like that man people you need help
aiFadly 2 days ago
Wangan animes car
Semen Shuparskyy
Semen Shuparskyy 3 days ago
How much is it going to be for the game because I really want it
David Davis
David Davis 3 days ago
Man. It just kept getting better. Honestly surprised by the color of the paint and quality of the interior parts.
jonki leshi
jonki leshi 6 hours ago
one of the most satifying videos i have ever watch.that man hit a jackpot
Bee's Collector Garage
Bee's Collector Garage 3 days ago
🚗🚕🚙🚗🚕🚙 ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ) ...... must ....... have ... too much awesome * lol *
Fredrik Larsson
Fredrik Larsson 3 days ago
My dad bought the first Japanese car in the area, a Datsun 180B Coupé '73. It was a wonderful car, and the one I learned to drive in too. It served us without any trouble what so ever for 20 years and 450,000 kms. But of course, my dad REALLY wanted a Datsun 240Z. I just wonder what would happen if he stumbled on something like that blue 280Z... They did really great cars. My aunt had a 100A Cherry which was a very funny and also really good little thing, zooming around. Dad was told "you'll have no car left within two years". But the sceptics fell silent one after the other. I remember driving the 180 in -41°C and it could take it. It's just sad that they stopped making these "tough little guy-designs" where they tried to look a bit like US cars. They got much uglier and more boring in the 80's. I can but congratulate. That's really the barnfind of a lifetime. And a 280Z which is almost like new.... that's just something you dream of...
Shoaib 3 days ago
How come we have cable tie invented 44 years ago??? I just saw one in engine!!!!
Amar R3
Amar R3 3 days ago
Sold for 140K!! a few days ago on Bring a trailer.
Ricky ponting
Ricky ponting 3 days ago
Classic for sure
Cyberbike eMTB
Cyberbike eMTB 3 days ago
Sets the all time record for most ads in a video.
Marcello Maximillam Bruffinton
Marcello Maximillam Bruffinton 3 days ago
Does it starts & drive?
Pierluigi Fermini
Pierluigi Fermini 3 days ago
Mah, io avrei usato subito l'acqua dopo la schiuma
Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas 3 days ago
My biggest car regret was selling my 240z thirty years ago, such a beautiful shape,
Joeru 1996
Joeru 1996 3 days ago
Do a burnout
zafar farhan
zafar farhan 3 days ago
American craftmen are destined to stay on top.... thumbs up from PAKISTAN
F H 4 days ago
amazing. it keeps a qute freshness.
Arie Muhammad
Arie Muhammad 4 days ago
So awesome, fresh like from the showroom
scudthemud 4 days ago
Cleaned that car ass backwards. What a shame
yukio moriko
yukio moriko 4 days ago
Mohd Kamal Mohd Rathi
Mohd Kamal Mohd Rathi 4 days ago
Dear AMMO NYC ,May I know how much is the total cost of the restoration works?
Brennon Mitchell
Brennon Mitchell 4 days ago
Um... you realize your essentially just wiping dirt and sand across the paints surface? Why not rinse it off first. That’s the purpose of the bubbles, it lifts the dirt away from the paint so it can be rinsed off with water, not scrubbed into the paint with a microfiber towel.
Bruce Glover
Bruce Glover 4 days ago
Found a few myself. Not as nice,but close. Can build them with my eyes closed.
Terry Mitchell
Terry Mitchell 3 days ago
Im rebuilding a 1976 Datsun 280z 2+2 the engine is done and transmission Im starting to do body work
NRG Music
NRG Music 4 days ago
zecele garcia
zecele garcia 4 days ago
Datsun 280z Z represent my name.
Drew Currie
Drew Currie 4 days ago
Nice job, but as someone who owned 3 Z's (73 240 and 2 early 74 260's - I'm not fond of the fat 280 bumpers - the thin bumpers just look so much nicer on these cars.
Simonas Virbalas
Simonas Virbalas 4 days ago
"5:54" Thank you so so much for making free money *I can finally enjoy life because of *** අනුගාමිකයන් ඇති කර ගැනීමට හොඳ ක්‍රමයක
Denise Mobers
Denise Mobers 4 days ago
I had a 1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster, that was more fun to drive than you can believe. My mom had a 260Z and it was wicked fun to drive as well. I miss those types of sports cars, cars that my husband could easily work on.
Joey Pavone
Joey Pavone 4 days ago
Ridiculously impressive find and restore.
1234597114 4 days ago
Yeah, the new owner loves the Z so much he’s flipping it.
Cody Finchum
Cody Finchum 2 days ago
Well Phil if you watched the episode the dude goes on and on about how much loved z some story about his wife father had one this that and the other well his buddy had a buddy who knew a guy who had one proably bought it dirt cheap off the dude and is now auction it off for 140k boy he really loved that z didnt he probably one of the worst written story I've seen coming from ammo ny
Philip Nicholson
Philip Nicholson 3 days ago
He sold it at auction for only $140k. Gee, what an idiot. Now he can work on his writing.
Cody Finchum
Cody Finchum 3 days ago
Poor writing skills and id drive till the wheels fall off also probably gave next to nothing for it probably $1,500
Cody Finchum
Cody Finchum 3 days ago
Poor writing skills and id drive till the wheels fall off
FrostFire Kate
FrostFire Kate 4 days ago
Damn, those dust live longer than me
Juan Chuc
Juan Chuc 4 days ago
Que bello auto
Shahril Jer
Shahril Jer 4 days ago
one of the most satifying videos i have ever watch.that man hit a jackpot
Tensor Tab
Tensor Tab 4 days ago
Does it run?
wan palang
wan palang 4 days ago
Have a game?
TommyTwobats 4 days ago
Will you take $2000 for it?
Teknik Group
Teknik Group 4 days ago
Right....lets do a burnout on those ugly tyres, then do a RB26DETT engine swap :).....gotta keep moving forward guys!!! quick sticks!
Arie Fama
Arie Fama 4 days ago
Makin sukses mang soleh
Gioni Begood
Gioni Begood 4 days ago
in russia and europe shaking hands with gloves is disrespect and poor education
Chris Ramsey
Chris Ramsey 4 days ago
Had a 74 260z, best car ever and wish they would make a modern version.
NikoTheWagon 2 days ago
They actually have! The new nissan 400Z
Neil Lupton
Neil Lupton 2 days ago
They made a Nissan 350z as the updated car from 2002 - 2008.
DAKSH OP 4 days ago
Middle in the Video I realized That Im Not Even Listening What He's Saying I was Thinking Something Else 😄
Mark Summers
Mark Summers 4 days ago
Took ages to realize that every time he said neessun, he meant Nissan.
KirkHammettsWahPedal Day ago
@Sjef Hendrickx because everyone knows it's zed
Sjef Hendrickx
Sjef Hendrickx 4 days ago
And they say Zeee! 🥴
Sjef Hendrickx
Sjef Hendrickx 4 days ago
People from USA cant talk properly Enlglisch.
tartius k
tartius k 5 days ago
cris pats
cris pats 5 days ago
I’ll take it.
Thomas Ruble
Thomas Ruble 5 days ago
Awesome exhibition and story. Thank you. Keep up the vids. I love them.
varnak singh
varnak singh 5 days ago
How do the tyres still have air?
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