lonetreesteve

Junkyard & "Out to Pasture" Zs

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    It looks like the seller in Camarillio, CA has another "out to pasture" Z up for sale on ebay now. This one is an early 71 with some sort of turbo setup http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Datsun-Z-Series-240Z-240Z-71-Turbo-Rollcage-California-Hotrod-Early-Z_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ39Q3a1Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a10Q7c240Q3a1308QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem220283766372QQitemZ220283766372. It looks like he is using a new ebay ID now "4calxprt". Probably the cheesiest ad text I have seen in quite a while.

    -Mike

    OMFG. That ad was the goofiest I've ever read. Read almost like porno- which I believe was their intention. :stupid: Talk about trying to grab the buyer!

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    Well, regardless of the tasteless Ebay listing, it's still a California Series I car that is going for next to nothing. Looks like the original '240z' emblems behind the rear quarter windows were replaced with the later 'Z' emblems.

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    I've driven by this one literally more than a thousand times and finally stopped and took a picture. It's been there for at least the 10 years I've been driving by.

    Steve

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    Unbelievable, the guy is still trying to sell the 30-plus Zs again. Isn't that a Porsche 928 in the background of the third picture?

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    ... Isn't that a Porsche 928 in the background of the third picture?

    Yep.

    With a shell of a 914 in front of it...

    Edited by Walter Moore
    Noticed another detail after first post.

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    I've driven by this one literally more than a thousand times and finally stopped and took a picture. It's been there for at least the 10 years I've been driving by.

    Steve

    Outdoors, in Indiana, for more than 10 years... It should be dirt soon...

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    A great couple of years I spent in the rear bucket seats of my dads 928. It was a beautiful car. If it weren't so damned expensive to maintain, I'm sure it'd be 'my' 928 by now.

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    i cant believe some of the cars that are being posted... in houston your lucky to find a rust bucket. some of the z being posted for crushing in this thread are great cars..... i need a parts car too =(

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    Outdoors, in Indiana, for more than 10 years... It should be dirt soon...

    It used to be almost hidden from view by a bunch of rusting antique tractors. There was a big auction a couple years ago and now it sits alone.

    I know of another, a 280Z, that's been in the weeds for probably close to that long near Elizaville.

    Steve

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    While searching for some parts at another local yard (and finding that the only Z cars they had were recently crushed) I was told of a yard that had some 30 zcars. The mechanic that told me of this place had been there some 10 years ago, and couldn't remember the name of the place, but was able to give me almost perfect directions (he was off by 2 miles).

    I had the day off and felt like seeing if this place was still around so I headed off. Three hours later (yes, I drove 3 hours on a 10 year old memory of a place that might still be there...it's a quest and a disease after all) I found the yard. The owner was on site and informed me that he had recently crushed quite a few of the cars after salvaging what he could. Apparently those that he crushed literally tore themselves in half as he tried to move them, the rust was so bad.

    At any rate, it turns out the guy only works on Datsuns (and the occasional older toyota truck) and he himself has a 240 with a 3.1 stroker. I asked about buying parts, and he said most of the parts he's got are spoken for, but if anyone needs a specific part, he'd be willing to look into what he's got around. No idea if he'd be willing to ship...

    Some of the cars still seem to have good glass and trim. Plenty of heads and blocks, not many valve covers. All the dashes are in poor shape, but many still have their gauges (with the exception of some clocks...I wonder why).

    I looked specifically for splash pans on the 240s that I came across. No luck.

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    This thread makes me so sad :(

    To see all these potential beautiful cars that have gone to waste rusting away.

    I only hope that their bits and pieces have gone on to revive their sisters.

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    Zbane.... Any idea how far that place is from Richmond, VA? I would love to come down there and get some shots with my DSLR. Any 510's there btw??

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    Thank god for this thread. Looking at pics of everyone else Zs had me on the verge of suicide.

    Now I feel better. There are worse cars out there then mine :)

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    I think this one has been out to pasture for a little to long, it was inviting me to have my way with it. It's kinda like eating a chicken wing, once you find a good one get all you can get off it it. The only problem is that this one had seen it's better day. My son and I did get a few great parts off it of it. The only problem was this past summer we had to watch for snakes.

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    Just a quick note I called 56 local yards looking for any 75 to 78 Z here in the Allentown Pa area and did not come up with a single car. I am almost done with a restoration and need only a few decent parts. I bought some from e-bay but sometime the parts you get are not usable and that is now holding me up. I hate buying things twice. The thread is a great idea for people to get parts they need. I would be willing to drive a distance if I knew I could find parts.

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    I had tried that link yesterday with no luck. doesn't seem to be any around here. Question How do you get a thumbnail with you name on your posts. I have been trying to figure that out with no luck? Thanks

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    I had tried that link yesterday with no luck. doesn't seem to be any around here. Question How do you get a thumbnail with you name on your posts. I have been trying to figure that out with no luck? Thanks

    User CP - signature !....

    Why not use this board and search for parts, parts can be shipped, tell me how i know.

    Chris

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