Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Zrush

How Close Are Our VIN #'s

Recommended Posts

Great idea! I would love to know if a sibling is closer than I think.

1971 240Z---build date 12/70---vin#HLS30(16831)

I have HLS30 16831 listed twice...Ron and Michael M. in Clearwater.

Did you buy the car from Mike?

What is the original engine number in your Z?

thanks,

Carl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have HLS30 16831 listed twice...Ron and Michael M. in Clearwater.

Did you buy the car from Mike?

What is the original engine number in your Z?

thanks,

Carl

I did indeed buy my car from Mike. I have had it almost a year now. :love:

Is he on this board I wonder?

The original engine was replaced with a L26.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a real good code listing in VB's catalog as well guys....in the front.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ben (v12horse), thank you for the thumbs up on my avatar. No, the picture is not my engine bay yet. It will look like that in about 2 months when my car is finally finished.

CDave, I see you live in Florida, was your car purchased in California? The reason I ask is because your vin number is so close to mine.

Talk to you all soon. Happy Fourth of July. Rick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

rick,

you are correct in your idea of my car originally allocated to california.

she lived there for 22 years before her second owner relocated to fort lauderdale. i bought her in feb of 2002 4 hours after she was first advertised and now live in tampa.

cheers, cd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My '71 was built 2/71 VIN as noted in my sign. '78 280Z VIN is listed too. Not sure on production date.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
everytime i read the title of this thread, i hear "how deep is your love" in my head.... LOL

NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO Bee Gees Jason. LOL:rolleyes:

Vicky

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There were several letters in there. According to the Haynes book AND THE FSM:

GHLS30 [1] [2] [3] [4] ######

[1]

F = 5-spd gearbox

A = auto trans

(blank = 4 spd

[2]

U = North American model (U.S.A and Canada)

[3]

N = Canada model

V = California emmissions/spec

(blank) = fed. spec

[4]

C = Air conditioning

So mine should have been HLS30AUC 434056

It must have been one of the last 280Zs made. :) I winder what the serial number of the LAST 280Z was?

thx

Well mine is 462153 made in 5/78. That's some 28000+ later than yours and I have seen later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well mine is 462153 made in 5/78. That's some 28000+ later than yours and I have seen later.
Mine is HLS30468702.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's even more odd. My car ( 434056) has a LATER build date (11/78), and a LOWER serial number??

Maybe 11/78 was the "sell by date" LOL

Looking through the serial number chart in my VB catalog, it has the 280Z serial numbers going up to 470k- something

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember reading a post here a while back indicating that the VB VIN chart was not all that accurate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't doubt that. I only use it as a general reference anyway. Even the production date in the chart was wrong for MY car.

I'm starting to wonder about the correctness of the parts they are selling now. I replaced the coolant sensor for the ECU, and now the engine runs funny.

I think I'll trek up to the dealer to see if they can get me some original paperwork on the car.

thx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tomohawk the local dealer might laugh in your face about retrieving original paperwork on that old of a car. I can tell you you might have better luck with Nissan North America. I have paperwork in the Scarab (1977 280Z), the build date is 1/77 and Nissan North America could only provide the date the warranty went into effect which was April of 1977, that tells me the car was sold in April of 1977. That's about all you're probably going to get, even if that. Good luck though :classic:

Vicky

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder how in the hell that happened(see the next post)!!!

Will

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I looked at that car too-gotta love the hood ornament-at least when it is where it should be, and not on the hood!

Don't forget the 280Z steering wheel, horn button, vented hood, 2+2 seat belt retractors, missing door pillar data plate, wild dome light, taped tail light trim, rusty rear overriders, and a lack of pictures of any areas prone to rust or of the other two VIN locations. When was the last time you found true "low profile" tires to fit a 14x5.5 rim?

That said, it doesn't look too bad for a driver-but I would want confirmation of the Vin from the firewall before I considered it for anything else-It has too many parts from a later model car not to check that out. I would also wany pictures of the frame rails, Battery area, rockers and hatch and shelf(preferrably with the trim removed).

Will

Hi Will.

I think you meant to post this message here:

http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?p=135964#post135964

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO Bee Gees Jason. LOL:rolleyes:

Vicky

ya ya, i know.... but now everytime you see the title you will think that, so i won't be alone!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vicky-

Great Idea! Here's mine~

1977 280Z production date 11/76 HLS30364180

1977 280Z production date 02/77 HLS30375132

Wayne

Wayne,

I just realized that we have a couple not far from each other:

1977 280Z 12/76 HLS30-366531

1977 280Z 02/77 HLS30-375108----this is my father's 280Z and ours are only 24 apart! The color code is 611; what's yours for HLS30-375132?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wayne,

I just realized that we have a couple not far from each other:

1977 280Z 12/76 HLS30-366531

1977 280Z 02/77 HLS30-375108----this is my father's 280Z and ours are only 24 apart! The color code is 611; what's yours for HLS30-375132?

Bob-

Pretty sure it is 510, it may be 515, (lt blue) although I can't exactly remember what the stamped code is, as was the donor car (originally). It does have those custom gray primer accents (rare optional item, so I hear) ROFL

**edit Just looked at the color code and it is 305. I got the other (incorrect) codes from the online library at www.autocolorlibrary.com. end edit**

Wayne

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HLS 3039468

Mfg 7-71 Red, original, except wheels. My dad bought it new..I was with him when he picked it up from the dealer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1971, 10/70 build date HLS30 12534- the motor is #15512.

The '71 I'm picking up next week is pretty close to this one - HLS30-12746, also 10/70 build date. 919 yellow and an automatic (for now).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine is Production date 8/70 HLS30-08128

Sold on 9-26-1970 in Mesa California by Terry Allen Auto's Inc. El Catun. Does he still excist?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this still looking at being made into a database?

Here's mine...

1972 Datsun 240Z #HLS30-47945, mfd: 9/71, color: 918 Orange, Engine still original #L24 058290, 4 spd tranny and rear end are also original.

Originally sold at Jack Ingram Motors Inc. Montgomery, AL 02-18-72 and had made it's way to California by the end of the year.

Nate

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.