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Greetings from Germany

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Hi classiczcars.com readers!

I'm Pascal from Germany.

I imported this shiny 1972 240z:

http://port9.org/z/ (Pictures taken from the Importer at Palm Springs, CA)

to Germany...

after 2 Months of waiting I got a call from the importer: "your car arrived today!" .... I was quite excited(and a bit worried too) since I never saw a 240z in real.

fortunately all my worries went as I saw this: http://port9.org/z/22.JPG

(Sorry for the bad Picture...) I cound'nt believe that they look even better in real :)

Pictures & Videos of the Z at his new home:

Pictures: http://mediaportalx.de/240z/album?album=all&gallery=1

Video: http://mediaportalx.de/240z/archives/16

I wonder if the previous Owner is registred on this forum?!

Would be interesting to hear something about the history of the Z.

Pascal

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Hi Pascal:

From the time you started looking - to now - that was a fairly quick process compared to many people. Sometimes it takes a year or more to find and then purchase a car here in the States - and then have a car shipped to Europe.

The pictures are great. It looks like a pretty stock example and it looks like it is in pretty good condition. Did you get someone to look it over physically before you bought it?

Sounds fine on the video as well. You will learn that the 240-Z's are cool blooded - it takes a while to warm them up, and they usually don't run too well until they are warm.

The white over-spray on the fuel tank would indicate that some paint work has been done, at least in the rear of the car. {not at all unusual for a 37 year old Z}. The engine compartment looks pretty clean as well.

Give me the VIN and I'll see if I have any information on it. In the mean time tell us more about the car - how many miles are on it, how did you find and buy it etc. Also what problems did you have getting it shipped from California and what was the cost of doing that?

Should be a pleasure refreshing or restoring it...

FWIW,

Carl B.

Edited by Carl Beck

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Welcome from Denmark, if you like to know if the PO is a member you should post your vin number, at least.

Where in Germany are you from, i have contact to two other Zed owner in Germany, i could put you in contact with them.

Chris

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Welcome from Denmark, if you like to know if the PO is a member you should post your vin number, at least.

Where in Germany are you from, i have contact to t other Zed owner in Germany, i could put you in contact with them.

Chris

All the while "It's a Small World" is playing in the background. Gotta love the reach of the internet...... :)

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Car looks in great shape...have fun with it! I've had mine for almost 20 years!

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Congrats on your purchase and getting it home safely. As Carl said, it looks to be in pretty good shape over all so you're way ahead of the game already. I don't imagine there are too many Z cars in Germany. I'm curious how you learned about the 240Z, why it peaked your interest enought to buy one from over seas without ever seeing one in person, what your plan are for the car, and what your first drive impressions are, even if it's in need of a tune up. ;)

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Welcome to the german z car scene.

your car looks nice,solid and original.

What is your future plan ?

Greetings to the lake constance.

Rainer

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Welcome! Good luck with the car. Sold a 1972 Mustang Convertable when I was in your country stationed in Bamberg, always wondered what happened to it.

The Z should be a blast there! Enjoy.

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Heißen Sie willkommen zum Klub!

I was in Berlin last month, and was on the lookout for any Z's, but did not see any. Looks like a nice solid example you've got there, and should be lots of fun to drive! Keep us up to date on what your doing with your new Z :)

Edited by DougN

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Doug, member alhbln is living in Berlin, but i guess that it's to late now.

Chris

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At first i want to say sorry for the late answer, i was really busy lately so I had unfortunately no time to take care of the Z . ;)

VIN: HLS30-80378

Miles: about 100k

some additional pictures: http://port9.org/z/2/

Where in Germany are you from, i have contact to two other Zed owner in Germany, i could put you in contact with them.

I'm from Baden Württemberg ( Konstanz )

Let me guess, the two Zed owners are alhbln & germanz? ;-)

I'm curious how you learned about the 240Z, why it peaked your interest enought to buy one from over seas without ever seeing one in person, what your plan are for the car, and what your first drive impressions are, even if it's in need of a tune up.

Well, the answer is surprisingly simple: I liked the shape of the car and could'nt get it out of my head over months...

My plans on the car are to bring it back to a original driveable condition.

My first driving impressions are hard to describe since i never drove such an old car before so I was not sure what to expect.

The first thing i noticed was the _very_ sensitive gas pedal and the well working clutch which ended in a burnout :D

The second thing i noticed were the bad brakes...I should check them as soon as possible... but overall really nice to drive...

Greetings

Pascal.

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Not quite, i never have had contact with germanz.

Chris

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