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'72 240Z at Barrett Jackson

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I attended the Barrett Jackson Auction in West Palm Beach, Fl on Thursday, March 27 and viewed most of the cars on the lot. Surprised to find this '72 240Z (HLS30-74204) under one of the tents. It is scheduled for the auction block on Sunday. Will be interesting to see what it sells for.

My general observation during Thursday's auction and review of cars sold so far is that prices are not as wild and out-of-control as in prior years. Lots of nice vehicles but I didn't see the bidding wars escalate into 6-figures on any of the 60's muscle cars. Signs of the downturn in economy.

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In my short time of watching the auction scene, it seems to me the Palm Beach crowd is a bit more reserved than the folks who bid at Scottsdale. Probably still too early to make conclusions, but from the early auction reports in SCM and Classic Motorsports they seemed sort of surprised at how much is still holding value. They did remark on seeing a lot of cars not meeting reserve, and the value of clones and "tribute" cars falling (as they should). No doubt that as the economy slows the interest in spending money on old cars will probably wane as well.

Looking forward (?) to seeing the auction results....

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Closest to the actual price wins..........well, nothing but it may be fun.

I going to say it goes for $24,000............

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If anyone watches that auction' date=' post what this Z went for.[/quote']

I caught the very last part of it today. I don't think the Sunday proceedings will be televised.

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Closest to the actual price wins..........well, nothing but it may be fun.

I going to say it goes for $24,000............

I don't think so. My guess is $15,500.

Frank

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Is this the closest without going over? I say $15,449.99 I did that wrong..lost already:ermm:

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Bob, I'll guess $15,501

JFWY!

I'll go with $19,400. I'd normally go higher, but I don't think that color is going to help its resale. I wish her the best though. She probably has the same birthday as my little Z, 5/72. They grow up so fast :cry:

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This car has really made the Barrett-Jackson rounds! I think this is the second time it's been at the Palm Beach auction (last year?) Here's the link when it was auctioned off in Scottsdale back in 2006 (see post #9):

http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20153&highlight=barrett

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$14,200...

Datsun history at the big BJ events:

Year Make Model CarStyle Price Auction

1975 DATSUN CUSTOM "HONEY BEE DRIFTER" 6000 Scottsdale 2008

1977 DATSUN 280Z CUSTOM COUPE 17000 Scottsdale 2008

1972 DATSUN 240Z COUPE 11750 Scottsdale 2007

1972 DATSUN 240Z 2 DOOR COUPE 10700 PBCCA Palm Beach 2006

1971 DATSUN 240Z COUPE 21000 Scottsdale 2005

1984 DATSUN ANNIVERSARY EDITION TURBO 2 DOOR 12500 Scottsdale 2005

1972 DATSUN 240Z COUPE 12500 Scottsdale 2005

1971 DATSUN 240Z 2 DOOR 9000 Palm Beach 2004

1974 DATSUN 260Z COUPE 5300 Scottsdale 2004

1974 DATSUN 260Z COUPE 3900 Scottsdale 2004

1959 DATSUN LG220 PICKUP 25500 Scottsdale 2003

1971 DATSUN 240Z COUPE 6100 BARRETT JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 2000

1971 DATSUN 240Z COUPE 7500 BARRETT JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 1999

1971 DATSUN 240Z MALIBU 2 DOOR HARDTOP 1300 BARRETT JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 1999

1976 DATSUN 2+2 COUPE 5100 BARRETT JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 1998

1977 DATSUN UNKNOWN 13000 BARRETT JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 1997

1971 DATSUN UNKNOWN 6500 BARRETT JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 1997

1971 DATSUN UNKNOWN 3500 BARRETT JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 1995

1971 DATSUN UNKNOWN 72000 WORLD CLASSIC CAR AUCTION MONTEREY 1995

Search link:

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/application/search/w_search.aspx

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I'm not picking... this car looks nice, but are the mirrors correct? They do not look like what I think a '72 should look like, and shouldn't there only be one on the left side?

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DeesZ - you are correct, there should only be 1 mirror on the drivers side and it should not be black. I don't know if this car is represented as being bone-stock. I live in Phoenix and remember looking at that Z back then. As I recall, it had a small crack - about an inch - in the dash. Some small stuff also, like non-stock shift knob, but overall in good stock condition. No telling what if anything has been done to it since then.

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OK, that makes it the third time this car has been on the auction block at BJ:

2005 Scottsdale: $12,500.00

2006 Palm Beach: $10,700.00

2008 Palm Beach: $??????

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Looks like it went for $12,250.00. For that type of auction what will the seller actually see from the sale?

79 volkswagon convert (super beetle) went for $14,000. What is the world coming to

Phil

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VW convertibles regularly go for more that similar condition 240Zs. Sad, but true.

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Wow....$12,250 and I guessed $24k.........:stupid:

I took from the description that the car would be similar to one of the Z resto's.....I'm assuming it is no where close.

My very nice 3 condition 1973 brought $11,000 and this car was completely restored and went for $12,250....I think BJ is NOT the place to sell a Z.

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DeesZ - mirror on left side is not correct style and it also has added mirror on right side

Kurtwalters - dash is not perfect; it does have axial cracks

When I took photos of car the owner was not around. Doors were locked and hood was closed. The paint was in good shape and chrome bumpers were either new or rechromed.

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Congratulations Moonpup, for your guestimate, you win the ability to post to any of the thousands of threads here, use the search engine for free any time you feel like it-and hopefully when you don't! You also get to peruse every photo in the extensive collection of galleries collected on this site, and-if you are over 18, you get unlimited use of the "Boobs" thread!

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Will

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when you add up the transport registering it, cost of hotel, airfare? or detail/prep and food, and the percentage the Sharks took from him in commission, maybe 8500 can go back in his pocket. Guys i said this before we all need to pay up and not be cheap for parts and cars to offset what we have in them, loving them for what they are aside its the only way the prices will go up. Any of us would have paid him 8500 right?

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VW convertibles regularly go for more that similar condition 240Zs. Sad, but true.

Mostly because iirc the VW convertibles are a LOT rarer than our Z's.

a 79 going for 14k is nuts though. but I'm sure an even earlier model would go for more. a guy sold a 9 second turbo/nitrous STREET vw convertible (don't remember exact year, but it was an early model) for 36k. But I'd say most of the price was for the 9 second california street legal part.

but still, 12k is impressive for a car that's not 100% perfect.

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report by b. mitchell carlson

1973 datsun 240z coupe.

s/n hls3077430. orange/black vinyl & cloth. odo: 131,463. presentable older repaint with a smattering of touch-up nicks.small paint crack forming in the middle of rear hatch below latch release. original bumper chrome weak and dinged, light remenants of overspray on under-carriage. aftermarket performance open-styule dual air cleaners and spark plug wires,70's vintage indash marantz am/fm/cassette deck, heavily worn vents in dash. correctly reupholstered seats with little wear, door panels have some light warping. cond: 3-. not sold at $7000.

rerun on sunday, a no-sale at $7500. the excitement about first-generation Z-cars of a few years age has cooled down quite a bit since, and while this was a generally decent example, it was a long way from being worth the $12k reserve. either offer was repectable if not somewhat generous.

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