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    '71 240Z: Purchased in AZ in 2007. Rebuilt original matching engine. 904 White with rare Blue interior. Professional bare metal paint restoration, refreshed interior, re-chromed bumpers, etc. This car was my third refresh project since 2004. Previously, my son and I refreshed a '71 918 Orange/blk int as well as a '72 904 White/blk int and both of these cars also had original matching engine numbers. Presently, my latest '71 is the only Z I have at the present time. I had a '72 while I was in college in the late '70s & early '80s and my wife had a '79 280ZX when I first met her through the ea
  1. Hi,  Do you still have the 240Z rear license plate light?  Please let me know when you get a chance.



  2. 1972 240Z Sells for $37K at Barrett-Jackson Auction

    With this in mind, the seller of the '73 240Z that sold yesterday at Barrett-Jackson for $20,900.00 including buyer fees (pictured below) would have probably done better on Bring a Trailer or eBay, especially when you consider the seller fees BJ charges. On the other hand, the seller of the '72 240Z was very fortunate to get the $37K less the fees. There's no way that the '72 Z would sell for $37K on eBay or BaT.
  3. 1972 240Z Sells for $37K at Barrett-Jackson Auction

    I believe that Barrett-Jackson charges both the seller and the buyer 5% each, but I could be wrong.
  4. 1972 240Z Sells for $37K at Barrett-Jackson Auction

    I'm surprised that the car didn't sell for more money than the $20,900 including the 10% Barrett-Jackson fees. It looks to be a very clean and original car. It could be the bright color of the '72 that sold last night that brought more money. I know when watching the broadcast last night of the '72, Rick Debruhl mentioned that there was a bidding war going on between 2 bidders. That's usually all it takes to get the price to rise.
  5. 1972 240Z Sells for $37K at Barrett-Jackson Auction

    The $40,700.00 includes the Barrett-Jackson 10% fee of $3,700.00. The winning bid was $37,000.00
  6. 1972 240Z Sells for $37K at Barrett-Jackson Auction

    Did anyone catch this auction on Discovery or Velocity last night? It was the first time I have ever seen a 240Z auction televised at Barrett-Jackson before. Rick Debruhl talked about how "the 240Z pretty much single-handily almost killed the British sports car world". Mike Joy was on the stage with the car and talked about how the car was "restored to a high standard". Mike also pointed out that this '72 had the earlier 2400 OHC valve cover that came on the first 8000 Zs and that on eBay that you would pay up to $600.00 for one. Both of them seemed enthusiastic about the car and 240Zs in general. I thought it was pretty cool to finally see a 240Z auction televised on Barrett-Jackson and go for a good amount of money (even with the half-dash cap ).
  7. Here's the link: https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1972-DATSUN-240Z-210502
  8. It's tough to tell by the picture how much the fire "tweeked" the 2 cars and if the heat compromised the structural integrity of them. But Nissan certainly "tweeked" the beautiful S30's original look when they decided to offer the 2+2 260Z and then again on the 280Z . I don't want to offend any of the 2+2 folks out there, but not a good look in my opinion. But even after being burnt to a "crisp" the original S30's shape still looks beautiful to me.
  9. Junkyard & "Out to Pasture" Zs

    Guy's beautiful White 1970 240Z has as a great story behind it. Here's the link:
  10. #305 on Bring a Trailer

    That's great that #249 has all of its original parts and she looks to be in very good shape!
  11. #305 on Bring a Trailer

    Good color combination. I also like the blue with the blue interior on the '70 -'71 model year 240Zs. That's great that you were able to find a 1969 engine and transmission! Series I rear hatches are out there, but the clear hatch glass and '69 production hood are going to be a tough find. Good luck with both your parts search and your restoration!
  12. #305 on Bring a Trailer

    240260280, That's cool that you own #147! What are the car's original exterior and interior colors and does #147 have its original matching-numbers engine?
  13. #305 on Bring a Trailer

    Good to hear that things are back on course for 26th and that you are making progress! $11k looks to be well-bought for #305, as I was guessing it would go for about $15k based on its condition and the matching-numbers engine, etc.
  14. 240z closed on BAT today

    @Jaymanbikes, a thread was already started on this subject on Monday evening.
  15. #305 on Bring a Trailer

    The car sold for $11,050.00. It was good to see our friend 26th-Z join the commentary regarding #305 on Bring a Trailer!