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Ok, I've quietly been watching this thread. I too have emailed the seller and got the message bounced however I did get a reply from him so I replied back with more questions and got that message was bounced also. I think that he has an ISP problem.

Oh yes, that lone bid on the car is mine if anyone is trying to figure out who it is. I must agree with everyone here though, it's probably not even worth the opening bid of $500.

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Watch who you are sneering at, Carl. Yea, it was a lot of money, but who here owns two in a row? There will be a formal announcement when 27 arrives and I get a chance to actually look at it.

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I don't really know the whole story yet. And the payment arrangement will happen this week. So the deal is not completely done. I still need to explore all my options for getting the car here. But here is what happened.

I had a bunch of people call me last week about buying the car. Carl Beck never calls me! I talked to the seller several times and he sent me a few low quality pictures. There were long telephone discussions with several different friends. A couple of the bidders wrote...you can see what happened. I decided on a budget that I would not go over and waited. Getting the car to Florida was part of the deal I had to budget for. Dave Spillman was real interested in the car. So was my friend Bob up in New Jersey with car number 33. (I tried to buy 33 several months ago). Beck told me that the auction would just sit there and the interested guys would come out of nowhere during the final minutes. And that is what happened. I bid the farm in the final 15 seconds like I usually do in my A-hole eBay manner. (Sorry, I admit it. I'm one of those).

As near as I can determine, 27 is the green and butterscotch twin sister of Her Majesty the 26th. Lost or separated many years ago, 27 took up a life in the brothels and ended up being sold as a sex slave at auction in Dover, Delaware. She has really had a hard life, but her floors haven't fallen and her battery tray still shows the signs of spirit and youth. She took a nasty spanking during one of her "tricks" and shows a bad bruise on her left cheek just below her tail light. In all probability, she will get all new sheet metal in the front - fenders, hood, valance. I have been told that her basic body would respond very well to spa and cosmetic treatment.

Immediate plans are for Miss 27 to spa at the half-way house and rehabilitation center in Tampa run by the Sister Convent of HLS30-00016 and HLS30-00019. Everyone is delighted to hear about her and anxious to see her so that we can all get the real story of her condition first hand. Pictures soon!

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Congrads Chris,

I to felt is is or will be worth the investment in the long run.

I was asleep at the wheel.

David Spillman

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...Lost or separated many years ago, 27 took up a life in the brothels and ended up being sold as a sex slave at auction in Dover, Delaware. She has really had a hard life, but her floors haven't fallen and her battery tray still shows the signs of spirit and youth. She took a nasty spanking during one of her "tricks" and shows a bad bruise on her left cheek just below her tail light.....

On the bright side, it looks like she has steered clear of the plastic surgery fad.... With only needing to correct Mother Nature's ill-fated attempts at recycling, and not Dr. Shadetree bodyboy's (bondo spreader expertise) mistakes at trying to correct the initial scars on top of that....

I need to survey down in at East Coast Z in Chesapeake to see what early numbers he has down there....

Congrats on the purchase... sorry for lettin' the cat out. :stupid:

Wayne

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Watch who you are sneering at, Carl. Yea, it was a lot of money, but who here owns two in a row? There will be a formal announcement when 27 arrives and I get a chance to actually look at it.

Sorry if I offended you, Chris. Perhaps I should have chosen my words more carefully. It's just that FOR ME, I couldn't justify the purchase price of a car (sight unseen) in the condition those pictures seem to show. I know it has a low VIN and all, but there is so much room for surprises (and I hate surprises), and I can't imagine the expense to put her right.

Having cars w/ sequential VIN's does have carry a certain cache so I am glad that you won the auction, and I know that you will (if anyone can) do right by the car.

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You can't offend me, Carl. This is a hobby! smile I did what I have advised never to do - buy a car unseen. I felt like I did my homework, though. A BMW friend of mine saw the car and I talked to the seller several times and several people who also contacted the seller (like Beck) shared information. I will say this; about three minutes before the end of the auction, with all the pictures spread out on my monitor, I asked myself what the hell I was doing. I won't bitch. I bought a VIN.

Dave, I saw your bid on the refresh right before I went blind while I submitted my bid. I never saw Bob's bid. Check out my eBay screen name and the final price. My lucky numbers are 2, 3 and 5. In order no less!

The whole adventure has really taken a bite out of my plans for 26. I'm going to have to rethink some things. I never thought I would do something like this. I'll be real busy! Many thanks to everyone who wrote or called. I took a bunch of encouragement last week and everyone had a lot of good things to say. I was trying to set up a seperate albumn in my gallery for pictures. I did it once before, but I can't figure out how to do it now. I want to set one up entitled 27th-Z.

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Congrats Chris!!

Having 26 and 27 is way cool. And twins too!

Looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you. I give you a lot of credit for taking that one on. I have often thought about restoring a very early Z. But I am not sure I am up for digging in that deep.

Anyway, it should be fun.

Marty

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Congrats on your purchase Chris. What's the deal with what looks like an orange Z next to the Nova Concours photo in your attached pics?

Todd

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Don't ya just love the pictures? If it wasn't for my captain crunch picture decoder glasses, I would have missed that orange Z. I don't know what the deal is. I'll ask.

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Chris, what are you going to do if that orange Z in the picture is #25 or #28 ROFLROFL Just kidding ya there. Your hands are full with #27. Scott said he'd be willing to help you and Jim with anything on the car if needed :)

Vicky

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Congrats Chris on winning the auction!!

I would have loved to be the winner but there's no way I was going that high sight unseen, especially when the seller never responded to multiple requests for information and more pix (I don't know what his deal was but I think he was a very poor seller).

I also have to agree with bambi about the price, I was amazed at the final price. :surprised

In anycase I'm glad that someone who will really care for the car got it!!

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You have certainly made my day. I know in the US you have far many more Z's and in Australia they are becomming more rare and more sort after. I can only imagine what kind of prices these things will end up commanding.

I hope #27 doesn't affect #26 but gee what a cool thing 2 have both 26 and 27.

At least I will sleep good tonight knowing you have them and they will be restored properly.

Well done mate and good luck. :cheeky:

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Guys,

I think Chris got a great deal on the car. I know for a fact that there are at least 2 individuals who would pay double the ebay price to get there hands on that car. Early cars will/are demanding higher prices then the Nissan restored models.....How many <100 VIN cars are left? 25-30? Bout the same number of the redone factory cars. Will be a great investment in the long run.

david spillman

[i would have loved to be the winner but there's no way I was going that high sight unseen, especially when the seller never responded to multiple requests for information and more pix (I don't know what his deal was but I think he was a very poor seller).

I also have to agree with bambi about the price, I was amazed at the final price. :surprised]

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Guys,

I know for a fact that there are at least 2 individuals who would pay double the ebay price to get there hands on that car.

So why then didn't they put their money down and buy it? Money talks and Bull$hit walks!

Sorry David, I don't buy that statement.

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So why then didn't they put their money down and buy it?

I seriously considered it but it was too far away.

Chris

Congrats to Chris though, green with envy! LOL

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So why then didn't they put their money down and buy it? Money talks and Bull$hit walks!

Sorry David, I don't buy that statement.

No apologies needed, I understand your position.

david spillman

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I don't want to spook the deal and will change my signiture when car arrives! Promise!

I talked to the seller today and the "red" car in the background is a rusted out shell used for spare parts when the seller built his drag Z. It has no floors or frame rails remaining. He says he has a Z that will do the quarter in the low 13's with the L engine. I didn't go into it much more than that.

According to the papers, I am the third owner of 27. The car was originally imported in Wilmington, Delaware and sold through Alterman Datsun. More details as they develop.

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Thanks for the reply about the "red" car I inquired about. I

Here's a question for thought. First off I think it's cool that you went ahead and bought this car and all with the sequential vin numbers and all, the fact that they are identical color combos is interesting, and I don't mean for this to sound harsh or silly. If you find or could find number 28, would you buy it too? (Maybe somebody has 28 already I don't know) and would you still buy 28 if it was also Green and Butterscotch and identical in every aspect as 26 and 27? Just wondering.

I can appreciate that these cars are going up in value, especially since I just bought one, but to say that the <100 cars are more valuable or bringing more $ than factory restored ones is reaching a bit and I think absurd. Gets back to the "I own this vin tag hanging on the wall" comment posted earlier, to which I say so what.

I look forward to following your progress as you resurrect this car and can respect your wishes to do so. I tend to look at some things in a more dollars and sense fashion, but that's me.

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Eventualy thease cars are going to be all snatched up and gone.

You have to buy heaps to have one to play with...Here in Arkansas we dont have many zs.

I have seen one other 240z. The rest are 260 or newer.

Why do you think i own the heap i have.

I think you made A good move Chris. Cant waight to see more pics

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