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6 Restorable Arizona Zs By 1 Owner on eBay

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6187&item=4546856861&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

The VIN on this one cannot be a 1972 as advertised. It's a 70 based on the VIN pictured.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6187&item=4546884234&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Ah yes, The infamous "HLS" 76 260Z w/ (possibly) an L28E

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6187&item=4546856861&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

The VIN on this one cannot be a 1972 as advertised. It's a 70 based on the VIN pictured.

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It also shows a steering wheel without holes, and an aircleaner without the winter/summer valve.

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It also shows a steering wheel without holes, and an aircleaner without the winter/summer valve.

That 1970 could be a real find for someone. If it has been protected by the dry desert air. serial number 5578 is about June 1970.

Even if the body did turn out to be beyond saving it looks as if there are potentially quite a few 1970 bits that would be worth stripping and selling on their own, as there are numerous bits that were unique to the early cars that are really difficult to find these days.

- 2400 valve cover

- 'oil' ( non elephant) cap on the rocker cover

- original bonnet if salvageable ( no holes on the inside - as per Kats website)

- possible complete series 1 dash with original gauges - it already has a cap on it - not surprising in Arizona

-can't be sure from the photos but it might have the original slotted heater central vent and non-hooded map light cover

-there is a rusty original lap belt buckle showing in one picture

-early non-reclining seat mechanisms

-early tailgate with grills

Not too sure about the 'decent' seats though ;-)

Andrew

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6187&item=4546856861&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

The VIN on this one cannot be a 1972 as advertised. It's a 70 based on the VIN pictured.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6187&item=4546884234&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Ah yes, The infamous "HLS" 76 260Z w/ (possibly) an L28E

Good call Carl......most definitely a 1970!

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talk about some junk, heh. And I'm just talking about what the guy's been smokin (referring to his descriptions)....I like the 73's sideways flat top....

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This time this guy has it right, just listed another Series I (#3486). These cars are prime candidates for restoration since they have been in the dry Arizona desert. Solid bodies with just some surface rust. I would love to buy this one listed below and the other '70 he has up for auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4547631522&category=6187&sspagename=WDVW

Oh, and he also listed one more, a '73, for a total of 8 Zs, sitting in the same field in "The Valley of the Sun" Here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6187&item=4547605179&rd=1

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That silver 1970 car number 3486 looks almost the same as mine when I bought it - right down to the fake sheepskin seat covers, and the cracks in the dash. Although mine didn't have a field growing in the engine bay.

Shame it has no airfilter on it. Might mean the engine has been contaminated with dirt from the air, but I may be wrong.

Still, a seemingly unmolested early car. Not so common these days.

Andrew

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This time this guy has it right, just listed another Series I (#3486). These cars are prime candidates for restoration since they have been in the dry Arizona desert. Solid bodies with just some surface rust. I would love to buy this one listed below and the other '70 he has up for auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4547631522&category=6187&sspagename=WDVW

DAMNIT! I've been discussing buying this car from him for the past two days and now he goes a lists it on eBay. :angry:

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TexasZ,

Now is your chance! It's still only at $99.00 as of the time of this posting and you're not that far from the Phoenix area are you?

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TexasZ,

Now is your chance! It's still only at $99.00 as of the time of this posting and you're not that far from the Phoenix area are you?

It's a good drive, I'm in Austin...in central Texas so it takes 8 hours just to get out of the state heading that direction, then cross NM on I-10, and into AZ. It's a bit of a trip.

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get on the I-10 by ten!

Ok...Johnson Family Vacation!

Funny movie for anyone who has not seen it. Reminds me of the Lampoon's Vacation series but not quite as dumb.

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Looks like this guy pulled 3 of the cars off from auction, including the '70 that was misidentified as a '72 and the 300ZX Turbo. This is a strange situation.... 8 Zcars sitting together in the desert and at the time of this posting, the highest price for any of the remaining 5 is barely over $100.00 with only a couple days left ...... and the guy writes strange stuff about each car???

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A few of our Club members have contacted him directly and I would guess have purchased the cars outright.

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That's a bunch of $^!# if you ask me! I had been in contact with him and wanted to buy one that he had not even listed on eBay yet and I was told that he would not sell them outright, he was going to list them all on eBay and let the auctions run their course. I contacted him asking about this just this morning and am waiting on a reply. I'm not too thrilled at this point with his way of doing business. :angry:

I see that you are bidding on one lonetreesteve. Good luck. :)

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Thanks, Texasz!

It's about a 12-hour drive from the Denver area, so I probably won't bid very much on this car, especially since I'm out of room and will have to pay to store it.

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From reading the descriptions that he posted on these auctions it was clear that he's a flake of the highest degree. Nothing he does should surprise anyone.

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You're right Carl, this guy is the biggest flake out there. At first I thought he was just weird, judging by his descriptions, etc. I should have known better to even make a bid, but the low VIN and the solid body were hard to resist!

TexasZ, You mentioned earlier that you were in contact with this guy and were trying to buy one of the cars. Did you ever get anywhere with him?

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You're right Carl, this guy is the biggest flake out there. At first I thought he was just weird, judging by his descriptions, etc. I should have known better to even make a bid, but the low VIN and the solid body were hard to resist!

TexasZ, You mentioned earlier that you were in contact with this guy and were trying to buy one of the cars. Did you ever get anywhere with him?

DAMN HIM!!

No, He told me he was listing them all on eBay and would be letting the auctions run their course. The one I was trying to buy before it was listed on eBay is the one from your previous post, the 1970 VIN #3486. :mad:

You can bet he'll be getting another email from me!!!!

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The other '70, which he had misidentified as a '72 (VIN 5578) (see link below) also went by the wayside...... solid, Arizona Series I Zs are hard to come by and it would have been very interesting to see what these 2 cars would have gone for if this flake didn't ruin the whole bidding process! I hope the buyer(s) of these 2 cars restores them and doesn't just part them out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6187&item=4546856861&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

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perhaps someone will buy the lime green car off ebay just to get the braided top radiator hose and clips. Its $142 at the moment

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