Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Msnowdon

Starting to look for a 240 Z

Recommended Posts

Hello,

My first car was a 240 Z, and the time has come to put one back in the stable.

Where do you recommend that I look. I have a pretty good idea to look for rust, and no that no 240 Z is 100% rust free.

What is a nice clean weekend garage queen going to cost me?

Any good Z shops in Orange County, CA?

Thanks

Michael

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Take your wallet brother! If you want one already done it's gonna be pricey! These cars are getting really popular again.

My brother is a professor at a University in Osaka in Japan and he recently sent me an article where wealthy japanese men were buying 240's in the states and having them shipped to Japan to be restored. They like them "A" because they are japanese and "B" because they are relatively easy to work on.

Hope you find a gem though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are in probably the best place (SoCal) in the US to find a rust-free 240Z (or close-to rust-free). There are tons of them out there! Just keep checking Ebay or your local newspapers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally posted by: lonetreesteve

You are in probably the best place (SoCal) in the US to find a rust-free 240Z (or close-to rust-free). There are tons of them out there! Just keep checking Ebay or your local newspapers.

Don't forget craigslist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just decided last night that I am going to sell my 71 240Z. I purchased it in June 2002 and have not made any progress other than gathering parts and I have many ~5 more years of other projects ahead of me. I do not have any recent photos but if you are interested IM me and I will get some new photos up. You can see photos of her when I got her home in 2002 and replaced the struts and did the brakes so she was ok to drive.

Below is a list of what I have for her:

1. New factory dash

2. Mazda Maita seats (Used)

3. Urethane air dam (used)

4. Fiberglass "duck tail" spoiler (new)

5. Slotted dish mags. (used)

6. Working glove box door (used)

7. Rear hatch shock (used)

8. Head light covers (new)

I live ~30 min east of Sacramento California.

Only bad rust that I know of is just in front of the rear wheels.

I am willing to sell the car with the parts or just the car and parts to anyone that is intrested.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello,

and no that no 240 Z is 100% rust free.

What is a nice clean weekend garage queen going to cost me?

Thanks

Michael

A 240 garage queen as you ask , you are looking at $10K on up . If you are looking for a series 1 all origional add another 8K STICKER SHOCK IS A BITCH. In the last 4 yrs or so things have changed drasticly.:rambo:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Don't forget craigslist.

For Southern California, "cars.com" is even more useful (more listings -- variety of sources drawn on, including classified ads). Go to "Buy Used Cars" / "1982 and earlier" and click in your model, range of years, and location preferences.

Steve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got a 73 240 Z. It has a great motor and drive train but the body sat out at the coast and has the worst rust I have ever seen. I need a good Body. I was given 2 Nos fenders and light buckets. I need a tub or body no engine no trany. I live in Monterey. You are not to far a way. Will you sell just the car?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any good Z shops in Orange County, CA?

Michael

Forgot to add -- dunno about Orange County, but Precision Z up in The Valley is a terrific place. Canoga Park. Very bright, knowledgeable guys. They also stay abreast of any cars their customers may want to sell.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My '72 240 is a beauty and is for sale. I have a post about it here in Open Discussion pointing to the classified. It's also on ebay currently. My reserve is

$8500 and I'm on the east coast. This might not work for the original poster in this thread, bit it is a possibility for spdklz02. Take a look.

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.