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'73 bonnet/hood

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I have seen a pic of a '73 240z with a fluted bonnet/hood. I thought that the hoods with such slots were from later model cars (260/280) but the owner says that this is a 'rare factory fluted bonnet'... Is he right? Or has a previous owner dinged the bonnet and replaced it from a later model?

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Hi Halz

If it's bonnet with vents in it and it's a factory original bonnet then it would be a bonnet from a 280z turbo which had vents in it to let the heat out.

so yeah it could be a "rare factory fluted bonnet" but it's not original equipment on a 240z.

280z with the vented bonnet (hood)

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What other models did that bonnet come on? Does anyone know?

My 260Z 2+2 came with it and it definately wasn't turbo and I'm pretty sure that it's the original bonnet too?

R.

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The hood in the pic is a stock hood for a 77-78 280Z here in the US. Since you guys didn't get the 280 as we did, it would seem logical to assume they were a factory 260 hood but as for what years they became available. I dunno. :stupid:

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In Australia, the late 260s came with those vents but that was it.

In America, I believe only 280s did and I think they all did?

No 240 had those.

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