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
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  1. Prakhar Dubey

    Prakhar Dubey

    11 daqiqa oldin

    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.

  2. Camilla Revsbech Sørensen

    Camilla Revsbech Sørensen

    Soat oldin

    Thats the Way to scratching up a car, and then try to fix own problems.

  3. Franklin A. García

    Franklin A. García

    2 soat oldin

    They did not turn the car on smhhhh 😱😱😱😱😱!!!💀💀💀💀

  4. K9 Man

    K9 Man

    3 soat oldin

    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?

  5. 351cleavland


    5 soat oldin

    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

      4 soat oldin


  6. Rakesh Syal

    Rakesh Syal

    6 soat oldin

    Just amazing 👍

  7. a w

    a w

    6 soat oldin

    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

  8. Garry Mazza

    Garry Mazza

    7 soat oldin

    so fooken sick of all the MFer commerials

  9. Thimdelfaza


    8 soat oldin

    Those 280z’s were the bomb back in the day. My brother had one.

  10. Sorcey


    8 soat oldin

    That "removing the dust" part hurts my eyes...

    • Camilla Revsbech Sørensen

      Camilla Revsbech Sørensen

      Soat oldin

      Me too.. look at the scratches he created.. not sort, but scratches

  11. waypasthadenough


    8 soat oldin

    Why nothing about starting it?

  12. RW163


    8 soat oldin

    Would of been lovely to hear that start up

  13. Mark Villar

    Mark Villar

    10 soat oldin

    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.

  14. Алексей Бараков

    Алексей Бараков

    11 soat oldin

    Ну так себе . Просто помыли очень грязную машину и то очень не правильно

  15. larry hanna

    larry hanna

    11 soat oldin

    military household fact for fill wonder shake hungry ourselves couple.

  16. David


    11 soat oldin

    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.

  17. bambino100011


    12 soat oldin

    So satisfying to see this car restored to its former glory! =)

  18. Stevie Rebel

    Stevie Rebel

    13 soat oldin

    This video, find and result was absolutely incredible 😍 Thank you for taking us along for the ride! ❤️

  19. Tony coffee

    Tony coffee

    13 soat oldin

    This makes me want to buy the cheapest new car right now and just park it in a garage and not drive it .

  20. ALI ASAD


    14 soat oldin

    It should be shown to start as well after 40 years

  21. Holy Moly

    Holy Moly

    14 soat oldin

    made 140.000.......

  22. John Pakrin

    John Pakrin

    14 soat oldin

    I have the same brand of car was given to me by my late grandfather..

  23. Kelly Fitzgerald

    Kelly Fitzgerald

    16 soat oldin

    The car has 100,350 miles .

  24. Norma


    17 soat oldin

    Okay, now it's clean but will it start? How much money will it take to get the car running after 44 years?

  25. James Varner

    James Varner

    20 soat oldin

    Now how could you not like that man people you need help

  26. aiFadly


    22 soat oldin

    Wangan animes car

  27. Semen Shuparskyy

    Semen Shuparskyy

    Kun oldin

    How much is it going to be for the game because I really want it

  28. David Davis

    David Davis

    Kun oldin

    Man. It just kept getting better. Honestly surprised by the color of the paint and quality of the interior parts.

  29. Bee's Collector Garage

    Bee's Collector Garage

    Kun oldin

    🚗🚕🚙🚗🚕🚙 ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ) ...... must ....... have ... too much awesome * lol *

  30. Fredrik Larsson

    Fredrik Larsson

    Kun oldin

    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...

  31. Shoaib


    Kun oldin

    How come we have cable tie invented 44 years ago??? I just saw one in engine!!!!

  32. Amar R3

    Amar R3

    Kun oldin

    Sold for 140K!! a few days ago on Bring a trailer.

  33. Ricky ponting

    Ricky ponting

    Kun oldin

    Classic for sure

  34. Cyberbike eMTB

    Cyberbike eMTB

    Kun oldin

    Sets the all time record for most ads in a video.

  35. Marcello Maximillam Bruffinton

    Marcello Maximillam Bruffinton

    Kun oldin

    Does it starts & drive?

  36. Pierluigi Fermini

    Pierluigi Fermini

    Kun oldin

    Mah, io avrei usato subito l'acqua dopo la schiuma

  37. Daniel Thomas

    Daniel Thomas

    Kun oldin

    My biggest car regret was selling my 240z thirty years ago, such a beautiful shape,

  38. Joeru 1996

    Joeru 1996

    Kun oldin

    Do a burnout

  39. zafar farhan

    zafar farhan

    Kun oldin

    American craftmen are destined to stay on top.... thumbs up from PAKISTAN

  40. F H

    F H

    2 kun oldin

    amazing. it keeps a qute freshness.

  41. Arie Muhammad

    Arie Muhammad

    2 kun oldin

    So awesome, fresh like from the showroom

  42. scudthemud


    2 kun oldin

    Cleaned that car ass backwards. What a shame

  43. yukio moriko

    yukio moriko

    2 kun oldin


  44. Mohd Kamal Mohd Rathi

    Mohd Kamal Mohd Rathi

    2 kun oldin

    Dear AMMO NYC ,May I know how much is the total cost of the restoration works?

  45. Brennon Mitchell

    Brennon Mitchell

    2 kun oldin

    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.

  46. Bruce Glover

    Bruce Glover

    2 kun oldin

    Found a few myself. Not as nice,but close. Can build them with my eyes closed.

    • Terry Mitchell

      Terry Mitchell

      Kun oldin

      Im rebuilding a 1976 Datsun 280z 2+2 the engine is done and transmission Im starting to do body work

  47. NRG Music

    NRG Music

    2 kun oldin


  48. zecele garcia

    zecele garcia

    2 kun oldin

    Datsun 280z Z represent my name.

  49. Drew Currie

    Drew Currie

    2 kun oldin

    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.

  50. Simonas Virbalas

    Simonas Virbalas

    2 kun oldin

    "5:54" Thank you so so much for making free money *I can finally enjoy life because of *** අනුගාමිකයන් ඇති කර ගැනීමට හොඳ ක්‍රමයක

  51. Denise Mobers

    Denise Mobers

    2 kun oldin

    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.

  52. Joey Pavone

    Joey Pavone

    2 kun oldin

    Ridiculously impressive find and restore.

  53. 1234597114


    2 kun oldin

    Yeah, the new owner loves the Z so much he’s flipping it.

    • Cody Finchum

      Cody Finchum

      19 soat oldin

      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

      Kun oldin

      He sold it at auction for only $140k. Gee, what an idiot. Now he can work on his writing.

    • Cody Finchum

      Cody Finchum

      Kun oldin

      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

      Kun oldin

      Poor writing skills and id drive till the wheels fall off

  54. FrostFire Kate

    FrostFire Kate

    2 kun oldin

    Damn, those dust live longer than me

  55. Juan Chuc

    Juan Chuc

    2 kun oldin

    Que bello auto

  56. Shahril Jer

    Shahril Jer

    2 kun oldin

    one of the most satifying videos i have ever watch.that man hit a jackpot

  57. Tensor Tab

    Tensor Tab

    2 kun oldin

    Does it run?

  58. wan palang

    wan palang

    2 kun oldin

    Have a game?

  59. TommyTwobats


    2 kun oldin

    Will you take $2000 for it?

  60. Teknik Group

    Teknik Group

    2 kun oldin

    Right....lets do a burnout on those ugly tyres, then do a RB26DETT engine swap :).....gotta keep moving forward guys!!! quick sticks!

  61. Arie Fama

    Arie Fama

    2 kun oldin

    Makin sukses mang soleh

  62. oğuzhan öder

    oğuzhan öder

    2 kun oldin

    I can imagine Nissan them selfs would pay to get that car back

    • Gabby Timpug

      Gabby Timpug

      Kun oldin


  63. Gioni Begood

    Gioni Begood

    2 kun oldin

    in russia and europe shaking hands with gloves is disrespect and poor education

  64. Chris Ramsey

    Chris Ramsey

    2 kun oldin

    Had a 74 260z, best car ever and wish they would make a modern version.

    • NikoTheWagon


      9 soat oldin

      They actually have! The new nissan 400Z

    • Neil Lupton

      Neil Lupton

      13 soat oldin

      They made a Nissan 350z as the updated car from 2002 - 2008.

  65. DAKSH OP


    2 kun oldin

    Middle in the Video I realized That Im Not Even Listening What He's Saying I was Thinking Something Else 😄

  66. Mark Summers

    Mark Summers

    2 kun oldin

    Took ages to realize that every time he said neessun, he meant Nissan.

    • Sjef Hendrickx

      Sjef Hendrickx

      2 kun oldin

      And they say Zeee! 🥴

    • Sjef Hendrickx

      Sjef Hendrickx

      2 kun oldin

      People from USA cant talk properly Enlglisch.

  67. tartius k

    tartius k

    3 kun oldin


  68. cris pats

    cris pats

    3 kun oldin

    I’ll take it.

  69. Thomas Ruble

    Thomas Ruble

    3 kun oldin

    Awesome exhibition and story. Thank you. Keep up the vids. I love them.

  70. varnak singh

    varnak singh

    3 kun oldin

    How do the tyres still have air?

  71. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown

    3 kun oldin

    I had a 1981 model,and lived that car. Bought it used with 125k miles on it, which was a lot for a car made in 1981; I bought it in 1992. The previous owner had taken great care of it, and had most of the maintenance records in a thick pile of papers. That ar was so solid, and so reliable that I have been sold on Japanese cars since then. Oh, and I drove the piss out of it. Did my own oil changes, and belt replacements, plugs, etc. The engine was packed in under the hood, but everything was still easily accessible. The plugs were right on top of the block on the in line 6. I ended up getting sideswiped by an 18 wheeler as he made a late lane change, and didn't see me in the turn lane next to him. The door, driver side quarter panel, and a tire and wheel were damaged, but it still drive as if nothing had happened. Truckers insurance company screwed me around, offered 1500 for a total loss,or 750,and I get to keep the car. Well, I needed a car to get to work, and couldn't afford a lawyer so I took the $750. Life is especially hard on a young man of little means, living on his own. If only my dad could have given me a "small" 20million dollar loan like Donald Trump. Anyway, life goes on.

  72. Julio Paiva

    Julio Paiva

    3 kun oldin

    Excelente historia y cuidado en la limpieza

  73. Greg Thompson

    Greg Thompson

    3 kun oldin

    Great job guys !!👍🏻. Did it start up? How did it sound?

  74. Truck68


    3 kun oldin

    Awesome car. Hitting subscribe.

  75. Snoopy Bollox

    Snoopy Bollox

    3 kun oldin

    True pimp mobile from the 70's....

  76. jas wats

    jas wats

    3 kun oldin

    Wait. The owner had money problems so he abandoned a brand new car?? Lol. Sure.

  77. Usman BradleyStoke

    Usman BradleyStoke

    3 kun oldin

    what a beauty of a car.... wish they still made such cars

  78. Max Camacho

    Max Camacho

    3 kun oldin

    What a beautiful job and car. Reminds me of the first car I ever had... a 1981 Datsun 210. Same color. Not going to lie... almost shed a tear. 🙌👍

  79. ITofa


    3 kun oldin


  80. Tech Head

    Tech Head

    3 kun oldin

    Wish I could get this car in india.. ❤️

  81. WhatdooumeAn


    3 kun oldin

    So after all this, does IT START??

  82. Bill Funk

    Bill Funk

    3 kun oldin

    Had an 83 280 ZX 2+2 - picked it up with around 90K on the clock. Had for 6 years but rusted out so bad had to get rid of it. Loved the car, would still have it except for the rust.

  83. Colton Woods

    Colton Woods

    3 kun oldin

    hay man whats the name of this simmalation

  84. Edan Q

    Edan Q

    3 kun oldin

    44 years and the tires are full

  85. Rax Lin

    Rax Lin

    3 kun oldin


  86. Shaq Deisel

    Shaq Deisel

    4 kun oldin

    Every time I see something like this I think if Jay Leno would want to buy this. LOL.

  87. Mike Hauss

    Mike Hauss

    4 kun oldin

    All the while I'm watching this, I'm wondering just how much a car like this would fetch. I can seriously imagine this car fetching WELL into the 6-figure range at an auto auction.

  88. Greg Oltmanns

    Greg Oltmanns

    4 kun oldin

    God I love these cars, I bought a 1972 240Z back in 1975 and have regretted the day it left me.

    • Daniel Thomas

      Daniel Thomas

      Kun oldin

      I hear ya man, I had a 72 ,sold it 30 years ago, been kicking myself ever since lol cheers

  89. Saad Aouchi

    Saad Aouchi

    4 kun oldin

    All i wanna know is how did he use the elanor in the game and not getting sued lmao

    • Rachel E

      Rachel E

      3 kun oldin

      What do you mean?

  90. MusicAddiction


    4 kun oldin

    I cringed when you put foam on it and wiped it right off without rinsing it first... You crazy

    • K9 Man

      K9 Man

      3 soat oldin

      I know! I would have had 200 or more newly bought microfibers sitting next to me at least. 10:43 made my stomach hurt.

  91. Aiden Kim

    Aiden Kim

    4 kun oldin

    A M A Z I N G 👍

  92. james florez

    james florez

    4 kun oldin

    Any one knew how much money the guy paid for ????

  93. Robert Lewis

    Robert Lewis

    4 kun oldin

    If the doors were closed, the windows up, and never opened, how was it so dirty inside?

    • Rachel E

      Rachel E

      3 kun oldin

      Aliens? (Silly answer aside, no idea)

  94. naik khan

    naik khan

    4 kun oldin

    love it

  95. Logic Vang

    Logic Vang

    4 kun oldin

    So you're telling me you couldn't hit the entire car lightly with the pressure washer UNTIL after you smeared all the grit around? What about testing the seals before everything else? That part was hella dumb. No matter how lubed up that surface became, 40 years of grit just got rubbed around.

  96. James David

    James David

    4 kun oldin

    So did he auction it of or keep it. Im dying to hear it run too

  97. Ahmer {S,R}

    Ahmer {S,R}

    4 kun oldin

    Salute your hard work really amazing bro.

  98. Tim


    4 kun oldin


  99. kalodyn


    4 kun oldin

    it hurt my eyes to see you scratching that beautiful car

    • Jonathan Azurdia

      Jonathan Azurdia

      2 kun oldin

      They didn't even clay bar it either. Sad!

  100. M.A.K Roasts

    M.A.K Roasts

    4 kun oldin

    And then steven modified it to make it a JDM legend 😂