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    Even a professional appraisal for a high dollar Z will not guarantee you coverage with a standard carrier. They will refer you to a specialty/classic company. Hagerty is our company. They will "agree" to anything under 50k, over that you need an appraisal which is good to have anyway if you feel your Z is a mark in you asset column on your Financial Statement.

    Vicky

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    It sure is one very sharp looking Z car! Some of those pics might be helpful for 280Z owners looking to freshen up or restore their cars to original condition.

    MM... yer tellin' me... :knockedou

    bamalama

    EDIT: Actually, aren't there a couple of things that aren't quite right about this car (besides the tires)? For one thing isn't the 280z plate on the dash supposed to be "chromed?" 'Seems a bit too worn out for only 5k miles IMHO.

    ... and I was also under the impression that the stock shift-knob is supposed to be some kind of walnut/wood instead of leather-bound.

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    I have my stated value policy with Nationwide. I have all my cars and my house with them. It can be done. With Hagerty, you car has to almost be a trailer queen, or you only drive to shows. They told me my car wasn't qualified.

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    The Datsun 280Z plate on the dash may be the victim of frequent application of vinyl protectant. The "chrome" on most of the early Z's interiors was / is infamously NOTORIOUS for being easy to literally wipe away. Very few cars have survived with the dash and console's "chrome" intact.

    As far as the shift knob....everyone customizes their car in one manner or another. That this owner bought a leather shift knob to replace the original wood one may be due to the wood one having cracked and needing replacing.

    OR as I recall, dealer's sometimes added "custom" items that weren't OEM items but were considered desireable upgrades. Custom wheels (5 spoke mags), floor mats (AMCO), Louvers on the hatch glass (too many to mention), sun and moon roofs (again too many to mention), etc, are all items that in the 70's and early 80's were considered "necessary" or "desireable" to have. Not everyone bought into that, but a LOT of people did and some did NOT have the option.

    In fact, there have been people asking about the "OEM" Mag Wheels (5 spoke wheels) thiking they came with the car. Well they did come with the car.....AFTER the dealer swapped them out because in the early 70's they thought the hubcaps that came with the car (the D hubcaps) were ugly. Afterwards, after the hubcaps were changed to the red background Z in the center, many people EXPECTED the car to have the 5 spoke wheel, but then newer wheels were available and ......

    True they're not "original", but they were what the public wanted (or at least what the dealers thought the public wanted).

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    Enrique

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