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blakt out

24 months of intensive restoration, and I'm almost done.

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Worlds-Finest-Datsun-240Z-/290549073822?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item43a613079e

    He's at more than 2/3's the asking price now with 2 days to go. Reserve has been met. This should be fun to watch.

    Well 59 to 60k is not insane money for what it would take to make this car if you did none of the labor yourself. So I think that is fare. 125 was just on another planet insane. But I may be proven wrong. 2 more days and we will know. If the reserve has been met already at 59, then you can see he was realistic with the pricing this time around. If he truly believed it was worth 125k, he would have kept the reserve much higher than sub 59k. Still I wish him luck!

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    It looks like we have a battle for the self proclaimed titled of "the worlds finest 240z" http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Datsun-Z-Series-240Z-RB26-N1-Worlds-Finest-240Z-RB26-GTR-N1-Nur-Spec-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem1c1a8b43adQQitemZ120704418733QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks. This one has one bid at the staring price of $49K with the reserve not met, a BIN of $69K, and 9 days to go. Time to start putting RB26 and SR20DET engines in your Z I guess.

    -Mike

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    No thanks. But I can understand why this is happening. A changing of the guard is happening in the collector car world. The old baby boomers that drove up the prices of the muscle cars are fading away and the generation after who grew up dreaming of skylines and silvia's are coming into money now. Not that rare. Cars that were popular to kids of an older generation become in vogue again 30 years later when they can actually afford them.

    But if I compared the two, I would say Jared has done a far better job presenting his than the blue car guy. If Jared does not get 69, the blue guy definitely will not. But again, we will see! :)

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    Carl:

    Thanks much. I remember this being an issue in previous Zs that I've owned. Didn't know if it was because of bad gaskets/grommets/etc or what. I'll have them extend it though.

    We're ceramic coating the whole thing, yes. Thanks for saying that the work is nice. I thought so too, but some comments have lead me to question my judgement.

    BLAKTOUT

    Don't let anyone make you second guess your craftsmanship or your imagination. I would be willing to lay odds that anyone who has seen it or will see it will wish it were theirs (without the build expense of course) and the rest of us enthusiasts wish we had the money and time to rebuild ours to a more exotic final state. I applaud your efforts and indeed you are blessed to have something you really want out of life at least once. Keep up the good work.:beer:

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    what perplexes me is putting all the effort and money into this project and selling it less than a year after it's done. obviously this was a labour of love and commitment but i would have driven and enjoy it till the thrill factor wore off, if that's possible. now there may be reasons for selling and it's none of my business but it must break his heart to sell. after so long the zed must feel like part of the family.

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    The blue one sure sits high in the front. With that reverse rake, no front spoiler/air dam and the known proclivity for early 240Zs to get light in front at highway speeds, I can guess that it might be a "thrilling" ride at speed.

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    The blue one sure sits high in the front. With that reverse rake, no front spoiler/air dam and the known proclivity for early 240Zs to get light in front at highway speeds, I can guess that it might be a "thrilling" ride at speed.

    I think that is because the engine isn't installed yet. The pictures show the empty engine bay and the ad says "This magnificent one-off 240Z is estimated to be ready for customer delivery on or before May 30, 2011."

    -Mike

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    It looks like blakt out's restomod Z sold for $60,100 today. It may be less than half what he has into it, but it still seems like a good price.

    -Mike

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    I just blogged about this today in my own blog. Someone pointed me to an article about the car over at Autoblog this morning and I wanted to share it. http://www.autoblog.com/2011/03/28/ebay-find-of-the-day-worlds-best-datsun-240z-resto-mod/ They are calling this the best 240z resto-mod. Congrats on the project, AND the sale. Hopefully you came out ahead either in love or price.. or both. :beer:

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    Jared,

    With the dollar as weak as it is right now more and more nice vehicles are headed overseas. I see it as a shame for the hobby and a blessing for the seller that needs to sell the vehicle.

    Congrats on the article in "Modified". You did one hell of a job on that car and deserve to be recognized for it. I am curious as to how you will top that one.

    Take care,

    John

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    I appreciate it, fellas. I agree totally about the value of the dollar sucking in all cases except for the needy seller. If we could all be responsible for ourselves and not just print more money...

    Anyway, I doubt I'll ever top it. I mean, if I decide to build something else (decide= can afford it again) I'll do a track car... and likely just a new one. I really love the Porsche GT3.

    Thanks much for the props on the Modified mag comment. I definitely felt proud to be representing the Datsun guys as best as I could there.

    Take care,

    Jared

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    Jared, I remember your car from Z-Con10. How could one forget that machine? Congrats on the sale. I sold HLS30-00110, blue/blue in Aug. It got shipped to Dubai also, to go with his 12 other 240's. Again, great build, that one will be hard to top in my opinion.

    Bonzi Lon

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    As a judge at ZCON 2010 I was very interested in getting a much closer look at Jared's $125k 240Z.

    It saddened me to see that while it's a very well put together car it couldn't muster enough points to be awarded a Gold Cup. I doubt this was an issue in selling the car but it would have been nice to see it go off with the highest award a Z car can obtain through the ZCCA.

    Now I know here to look for a buyer if I do a refresh on my gnose 3.2L Rebello 240Z and get too old to drive it the way it should be driven.

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    Now I want to see it roast those tires. What an amazing build.
    I think you must have missed this post from about 2 months ago:
    Hey guys.

    Thought you would all like to know that the car is about to be shipped to Dubai. It sold again. For more.

    Jared

    They pay top dollar in the middle east for left hand drive cars if they are interested. I sold my 810 in 2009 to someone in the UAE for nearly twice my asking price.....

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