studegard

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Just signed up to the forum. I'm  starting to look to buy a 240z and would like some advice of what to look for.  I bought a brand new 1971 240Z in Okinawa in the spring of 1971 for $2950.00, no sales tax, and had it shipped to the US for $125.00. My girlfriend ended up with the car way back then. I lost track of her and the car. I'd like to find the car.. Well maybe not that car but a similar one. What does a "series one" refer to? I came across that term recently in my search.

 

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Welcome! Series 1 isn't an official Nissan term bit it's what most people call the early 240Z with the hatch vents, etc. An 1971 would be series 1 and a late 71 would be series 2. My friend bought a 240Z new back in 1971 and still has it. Where are you located? Do you have a budget in mind?

Chuck

 

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41 minutes ago, studegard said:

 My girlfriend ended up with the car way back then.

That must have been some good……….

Welcome!  You've come to the right place for Z knowledge. Some very, very  informed people here. 

If you know the vin of your old 71' you could start here, 

 

or here http://www.zhome.com/IZCC/ZRegisters/classic.htm

And after you find one this is an excellent knowledge/advice base to help you get it back in shape.

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Wow! Lot's of good information and certainly quick responses. I'm located in south central Michigan, close to the Indiana border but I'm willing to travel for the right car. I don't mind doing a little bit of work on a car but no major projects.  I'm thinking that probably a $15,000 to $20,000 range is where I'm at. The car I had was the mustard - yellow color ( maybe someone here knows the correct color name or paint code) with a black interior.  Sure wish I had the original VIN number, but that's long gone. Does anyone know if a car delivered to Okinawa would have  a unique VIN or other identifying markings.

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ID: 6   Posted (edited)

To gwri8...... yes it was. but at this point in my life I'm more interested in  getting the  car   back ....  more dependable.

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ID: 7   Posted (edited)

I believe the color you're describing is Safari Gold, color code 920,   A favored color of many members here ....

Good luck with your search!

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At 15-20K you should be able to pick up a pretty nice car.   There are recently some members here that are considering selling theirs.    Also you can check out http://bringatrailer.com .  Z's come up on there quite often as well as ebay.

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