1985 Nissan Maxima

Sold for: $6400
Total Bids: 27


All new for 1985, the top-of-the-line Nissan Maxima SE received a power bump courtesy of the contemporary 300ZX 3-liter V6. It now produced 157hp and 167 ft/lbs, and you had a single option to choose from, automatic or 5-speed manual. 

These cars came fully equipped with adjustable suspension damping, graphic equalizer with ambient noise sensing automatic volume control, 4 wheels disc brakes, power everything, and of course, the “vocalized warning system.” You know, because you need a voice to warn you that you have left your headlights on, key in the ignition, and door(s) open among other things. 

The Maxima being offered here is a 5-speed model with 48,863 Carfax verified miles. All of the features listed above are said to be functional, including the adjustable suspension. 

The seller states he is the second owner and the vehicle has been a California car since new. The original owner, an automotive technician for 47 years, purchased the vehicle in Southern California and took the vehicle with him to Northern California in the early 90’s, where the car still resides today.

Although records are sparse, the current owner, a fabricator and coachbuilder, recently went through and inspected/lubed all suspension points, torqued mounting points to factory specs, recharged A/C system, and had new tires installed. Brake fluid, engine oil, transmission fluid, and cooling system are said to have been changed/flushed by the current owner as well.

The car passed California smog inspection February 2021 and holds a clean California title. The owner states everything is functional on the vehicle and runs/idles great. 


All original


3.0 V6 


Adjustable suspension damping

Cassette player with graphic equalizer 

Power moonroof

4-wheel disc brakes 


Dings and scrapes (pictured in gallery)

Top of  bumper on driver's side shows warping

No visible leaks

New tires


1985 Nissan Maxima


Bid to: $6400