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    One good place to see Z's (I see at least one in most every episode) is 'Rockford Files'. It's on the Sleuth Channel, every morning I think.

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    Just caught part of what I believe was an insurance commercial - see how much attention I pay to TV ads - in it is what appears to be a red or reddish-orange 260/280Z that has been stripped. No doors. Car is in a back lot with what looks like a For Sale sign on the windshield. I think one guy was showing the other guy the car. He says something like "They didn't get the stereo." Seems to make him happy. Funny, I had just flashed on thinking of Z's in commercials and this one comes up. It shows the car for such a short period I hope they run it again so I can check it out better and find out what the commercial actually is. The car looked like a 2+2 from the little I saw of it. Gary D.

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    Seen a grey w/ black fender 240z in the movie Zodiac right before her sees the Zodiac killer in the store. It passes by the door entrance.

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    It wasn't a movie, but on the History Chanel, Modern Marvels, "Cemeterys", the portion explaining headstones and how just about anything could be put on a stone. The narrator asks, "Care for a Datsun 280Z on your headstone?" Then the camera shows a 280Z carved in profile on the stone.

    Bonzi Lon

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    It wasn't a movie, but on the History Chanel, Modern Marvels, "Cemeterys", the portion explaining headstones and how just about anything could be put on a stone. The narrator asks, "Care for a Datsun 280Z on your headstone?" Then the camera shows a 280Z carved in profile on the stone.

    Bonzi Lon

    Now thats funny LOL.... I think :nervous:

    Just caught part of what I believe was an insurance commercial - see how much attention I pay to TV ads - in it is what appears to be a red or reddish-orange 260/280Z that has been stripped. No doors. Car is in a back lot with what looks like a For Sale sign on the windshield. I think one guy was showing the other guy the car. He says something like "They didn't get the stereo." Seems to make him happy. Funny, I had just flashed on thinking of Z's in commercials and this one comes up. It shows the car for such a short period I hope they run it again so I can check it out better and find out what the commercial actually is. The car looked like a 2+2 from the little I saw of it. Gary D.

    YEP, it's an insurance commercial and a 2+2. Jus check the

    bumpers nex time to see if it is a 260Z or 280Z :)

    ~Z~

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    Checkout this site

    http://www.imcdb.org/

    Just saw another Z that apparently isn't listed on the IMCDB site. There is a red 280Z 2+2 that appears on screen for about a minute. I think it's driven by one of the characters. Didn't watch the whole movie. Also thought I'd include an image of the poster/VHS cover from the 1979 B Movie starring one-time Charlie's Angel Shelley Hack called Death Car on the Freeway that's supposed to have a Z in it. Found the image on eBay. Wish I'd had a 240Z back in 1979 when I was a senior in high school.

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    Just as Ricky Bobby is leaving the hotel where his father is (Bobby delivered pizzas there), you can see a Z31 in the parking lot with its T tops out.

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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    There are a couple Z cars in this on, but you've got to be quick to see them

    The first is visible as the helicopter (opening sequence) is setting down.

    The second is seen later on, but I don't recall just where.

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    Just saw the original Gone in 60 Seconds and during the Mustang chase they drive by a Datsun office/factory building. It's right before they get to the Mazda dealership.

    I just watched the original gone in 60 seconds too. Was cool to see the Datsun office and Mazda dealership with the RX-3's in the showroom.

    There was a green 1200 coupe at carwash when they stole the tv stars car (I forget his name, I'd never heard of him anyway), and I spotted a few 240z's in the street driving scenes, most of them parked.

    But more interesting to me was, why was there a blue 240Z in their warehouse of stolen cars? It's not on the list of cars they were supposed to steal in the movie. Maybe it was originally but never made it into the movie, apart from being parked in the warehouse. Or maybe it belonged to someone associated with the movie, or was just a customers car that was in the guys shop at the time they made the movie. (The guy that made the movie ran a repair shop, and thats where the shop scenes were filmed).

    You only see it for a second after the mustang drives past it, when they are going to dump the mustang.

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    On mythbusters the blonde chick has a 260 or 280. You get a good view when they test out the myth of a toy car vs a viper. Dunno if anyone mentioned that one already.

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    Saw another one in the intro for Spike Tv's Worlds Most Amazing Videos. Was racing a rally and looked like it was going out of control. Was a 260 or 280 i believe.

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    ...Sort of an erie Z32 spotting, but anyone recall the red one on fire at the Pentagon on 9/11? It was in this one picture. The red 300ZX was parked in proximity of the attack.

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    Anyone seen that commercial where a guy is taking a perspective customer (private sake) to look at a car in a parking lot, and when they get there it's stripped? Damn shame I say!

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    Yeah, I saw it a couple of days ago. It was a commercial for Allstate Insurance Co. for their website, Nowwhat.com. I think it was about a guy showing off his car ( 260 or 280 2+2) to a friend and finding it completely stripped and on blocks. It's funny,I had just finished reading this thread earlier when I saw it.

    Adrian

    AWSM 73Z

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    Anyone seen that commercial where a guy is taking a perspective customer (private sake) to look at a car in a parking lot, and when they get there it's stripped? Damn shame I say!

    8-26-2007

    Just caught part of what I believe was an insurance commercial - see how much attention I pay to TV ads - in it is what appears to be a red or reddish-orange 260/280Z that has been stripped. No doors. Car is in a back lot with what looks like a For Sale sign on the windshield. I think one guy was showing the other guy the car. He says something like "They didn't get the stereo." Seems to make him happy. Funny, I had just flashed on thinking of Z's in commercials and this one comes up. It shows the car for such a short period I hope they run it again so I can check it out better and find out what the commercial actually is. The car looked like a 2+2 from the little I saw of it. Gary D.

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    Anyone seen that commercial where a guy is taking a perspective customer (private sake) to look at a car in a parking lot, and when they get there it's stripped? Damn shame I say!

    Mmmmm, private sake.

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    I remember a few years ago my younger two kids were watching either TV Land or Cartoon Network or one of these channels and an old forgotten show called "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters" from the early-to-mid '70's was on. I vaguely remember this show as a kid. It had Johnny Whitaker from the old "Family Affair" TV show and some other blond kid. Anyways, the episode I saw a few moments of had Johnny and the blond kid secretly escorting a green sea monster across the street in what looked like a small California coastal town. They walked by a 240Z that was parked on the street.

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    I'm still watching "DILIRIOUS" with John Candy and Merial Hemmingway. Comedy Central (Ch 60) Made in 1991. 1 hour? into the movie, John Candy offers his Ferreri 250 GTO for a fund raising auction.

    It's a 240Z / 250 GTO Replica, but it's a beautiful one. Just look at the door to fender lines. They drive the car for about five minutes of the movies, some of the driving is done blind folded, thru curvy twisting mountain roads, with a lot of sliding around corners. Thought I'd share and did'nt want to read thru 195? pages to see if it was mentioned already.

    Dave.

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    I'm still watching "DILIRIOUS" with John Candy and Merial Hemmingway. Comedy Central (Ch 60) Made in 1991. 1 hour? into the movie, John Candy offers his Ferreri 250 GTO for a fund raising auction.

    It's a 240Z / 250 GTO Replica, but it's a beautiful one. Just look at the door to fender lines. They drive the car for about five minutes of the movies, some of the driving is done blind folded, thru curvy twisting mountain roads, with a lot of sliding around corners. Thought I'd share and did'nt want to read thru 195? pages to see if it was mentioned already.

    Dave.

    You can watch it here: 3 minutes 10 Seconds in.

    Sounds like an L-series :).

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    In Friday after Next there's a broken down completely rusted 280z sitting in a front yard when they are chasing the bad santa. Also in the first episode of Knight Rider (Part 1) you can see i think a white 240z in the backround.

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    In the first five minutes of Superman 111, as Mild mannered Clark is looking for somewhere to change, a red Zed "Flashes" past.

    Rick.

    :devious::devious::devious:

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