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halz

Hands up who's in Perth (or Australia...)

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OK, the more time I spend looking at this great website, posting gooffy questions and replies etc, the more Aussie members seem bob up. So far I think there are 4 of us in Perth (26ounce, Mr.Camoflage, Lee240zPerth and myself). Anyone else?

If we know who we are we can all be collectively miserble about:

a) the lack of decent Zs for sale withing a 2000km radius of Perth

B) the lack of a spares/workshop for zs

c)the fact that our U.S. cousins can pick and choose from the 60,000+ 240s that were imported to their land compared to the 2-3000 that came to Australia.

But more to the point, we can share our hard won knowledge on z-survival downunder.

If you're an Aussie, stand up and be counted!

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Cheer up, move to Melbourne and have access to parts & service!ROFL

At least you've located 4 Perth members, Moderator Mike's visiting Melbourne and there has been silence from the local community.

C'on Melbournites [fellow Victorians], lets hear from you and get together to welcome our overseas visitor. :classic:

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I'm a Melbourne-boy thru and thru but work brought me to Perth years ago. I'm now in the mode of 'miss Melb when in Perth', miss Perth when in Melb'... some people are never satisfied :classic:

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I'm glad you started this post halz. Being somewhat isolated out here in WA makes it important to share Z info and contacts.

As for being miserable, I completely agree with your list of points. I was lucky to find a two seater so I have now progressed from (a) to (B). Now the grim reality of my rpoject is starting to hit home.

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Hi all,

I'm from Perth as well; I must say that the probability to find a zed for sale is close to zero (2 seaters). Most change hands before they even reach the public market place!!! (I chased down the owner of my first 240Z [which is my current project car] to ask beg to sell it to me)

I'm lucky enough to have owned two 240Zs and two 260Zs (proper good cars not just parts cars) as well as my current project a '73 240Z fitted with an RB26DETT Skyline GTR engine (Godzilla).

Parts are hard to get and hard on the wallet too, but alot of people forget that the prices for new parts for modern cars aren't any cheaper (eg doors and bonnets etc.)

Perth crew, drop me a PM if you ever need some parts or assistance, I may just know someone that has them!

Cuong Nguyen

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Hi Guys

Good idea getting a circle of z owners to share knowledge of cars for sale, parts specialists etc.

I too strugle to get certain parts, I had to obtain the last ones from Sydney and they took an age to get.

I have been lucky with cars though as I have obtained two series 1 cars in the last 18 months, these were purchased from the same guy who also has a third car in his possesion (which is the earliest of the three) I am trying to get my hands on this one as well but he does'nt want to sell, yet!!

The same guy also had a 260z two seater this was sold to a guy in Perth who has restored the car as for as I know.

The second car I bought is the best one , it does need work but nothing too serious, car is original matching numbers car with an E31 head so worth the effort and money needed to restore it.

I have seen quite a few 240z's for sale and looked at several that were unfortunately over priced for their condition.

Bargains do come up, so keep looking and see if you can beat me to them! LOL

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AH-HA! so that's why there are no 240zs available in Perth: you've got them all!

Did you look at that orange one in Dianella a few weeks back? The guy wanted $12.5k and claimed it was immaculate. It was a genuine 1-owner car but needed some work...

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For any WA people out there looking, there is a 240Z in the quokka this week for $7K. I don't think it is stock because it has a close ratio manual box.

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Seen it. Its an early model and I think they had closer ratios than later models. Also, that car was sold to the present owner early in 2001 for under $5k (I'm guessing... it was advertised for $5K in March '01). The present seller gets cagey when questioned on how long he's had the car, who he bought it from etc..!

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Yes, you are right, that car was purchased earlier on (few months back) for around $5000.

The car used to be in Mandurah and its a early one (has E31 head). The guy that owns it >> buys and sells zed cars and parts (two brothers one called Martin (tune right mobile mechanic), the other Robin (matchless mobile mechanic), but I think that the car for sale was purchased by their father)

It also has rear view mirrors on the fenders (but not factory fitted ones) and it had really bad rust at the bottom of the quarter panels were it meets the bottom sill panel.

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I think 150000 240 world wide? 2000-3000 in Australia? seems a lot. 1600 in UK. Europe?

Japan?

Is there a club statistician?

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Thanks Mike

Is other Europe and Japan?

I have #396 complianced Feb 1970.

Are first 500 vented hatch and 2 lever console?

and is that 500 world wide rhd?

Nick

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Actually looked at compliance plate 71/2

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you guys get the skylines the silvias all the good cars. so your shorted on Z's this may be true. but look at what they gave you in return.

us poor souls in the usa could only wish for the skyline or like animals here

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Thanks Mike

Is other Europe and Japan?

I have #396 complianced Feb 1970.

Are first 500 vented hatch and 2 lever console?

and is that 500 world wide rhd?

Nick

Nick, I think you have just spotted a mistake in the book? or is it an oversight as no Jap production is given. If so then there figures are"rubbery" to say the least!

It must be remembered that the 240z appeared as the Fairlady Z with a 2L engine there, but the question remains how many zed's [2L to 2.8L] where produced in total?

Anyone with any answers?

The first 500 where all LHD, 500 was a production figure that Datsun [Nissan] needed for the vehicle to be recognised by whichever sports ruling body at the time as a production whatever car [racing,rally/whatever].

The earliest RHD is #004. I know the owner and it is maintained in showroom condition.

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Hi Mike

I heard that #004 had been sold to a UK buyer, if this is the case do you know the number of the oldest Australian based car?

Lee

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YO I'm from Melbourne Fellas.

Is this the same Z as pictured below and does Lindsay from the Z Shop know this person. He tells me they have the earliest know of 240z in the world but as Alan tells me this may be incorrect.

d:\my documents\gavin\lindsay%20w%20004-lge.jpg

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Lindsay knows the person and the car. It was garaged there for a while last year.

Unfortunately, I can't download your uploaded pic, so I don't know what it is a photo of?

I was speaking to the owners son last week and he didn't mention that 004 had been sold, then again I didn't ask either. Send photo to 240z@universal.alphalink.com.au so I can see who you're talking about.

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Guys, Does the car you are all obliquely refering to happen to belong to a certain TV vet? The NDSOC website displayes a picture of the car, names its owner and stts that its no.4. See attached pic.

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Thats the car, how did you manage to break into the NDSOC site?

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I didn't. Just go to the site, open members cars - 240z. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized pic and then right-click to save to your desktop - voila!

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They must have moved web sites. All I get is unable to locate server!

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