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That is a published in Japan, November 1969 chassis service manual for the American import 240Z. Probably the first publication from everything I know about them. It is quite rare, as you can imagine, quite unique (very much unlike subsequent publications) and like many rare collectable books, the seller thinks it is worth a lot of money. What other explanation did you have in mind?

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and like many rare collectable books, the seller thinks it is worth a lot of money.

I think that line explains it all. I have some one of a kind rocks in my backyard.

Hey....I know the person can ask what they want, I just found it a little steep.

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Ya'll gotta understand... Some one of these days I'm gonna have Her Majesty the 26th and Princess 27 sitting there in a car show all looking beatimous and stunning. You're gonna walk up and say; "nice cars but do you have the original service manuals from those years?" And if I couldn't wip them out to show you, how would you know that I restored the cars in the most correctest manner? You would prolly think I'm some slacker or something! Prolly chuckle under your breath...(this poor bastard hasn't a clue....)

You see, to some people owning this particular manual is very important and I can actually point to something peculiar about the early engines that I wouldn't know without one of these early books. I have to admit that I think the asking price was shattering. I'm so glad I have mine.

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At half the asking price he'd have got bids. And may have gotten more than one person to bid and it may have made it up to his price anyway. I can see where it would be desirable to some people. Me? I'll be happy with a reprint, thank you very much.

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And if I couldn't wip them out to show you, how would you know that I restored the cars in the most correctest manner? You would prolly think I'm some slacker or something! Prolly chuckle under your breath...(this poor bastard hasn't a clue....).

Baah! People like that probably exist.......glad I don't know any personally. Really meant nothing by the post, it was actually more of an act of boredom. I own both shop manuals for the 72, and since the previous owner included them with the car, I was oblivious to the price they bring now. Still, the opening price on this auction made me smile. I thought it was steep, but hey.....could be the tax bracket I inhabit. Was it W.C. Fields that had the sucker quote? Just can't figure

out why Golden Palace didn't snatch it up. Would have looked good beside the Jesus toast.

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Zthing , you have to understand that really early ''anything'' to do with z cars is expensive ! Your car and manuals are nothing compared to these items and the people that bid to win them . $200.00 for a small plastic clip for the inspection lid is a small pittance to those who think they really need it . Your '72 is worth little , and geez the manuals for it are toilet paper ! Seriously , Merry Christmas etc. :)

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Was it W.C. Fields that had the sucker quote? Just can't figure

out why Golden Palace didn't snatch it up. Would have looked good beside the Jesus toast.

Believe the quote was from P.T. Barnum of Barnum & Bailey Circus fame. Good point about the Golden Palace tho.

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