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    Just thought I would throw a few pics up of a 240k wagon in Japan that a friend of mine bid on.

    Its Cool as ice, would be awesome to see one here.

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    Not to be confused with the 240Z wagon...

    I missed this thread the first time around. As soon as I saw the thread title of "240 Wagon" I thought of the Cider Z. I too still have that copy of Peterson's Complete Book of the Datsun © 1975 - as well as another one © 1977....

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    Not to be confused with the 240Z wagon...

    Wow I never knew this custom car existed!

     

    I sincerely understand how this gentleman went through difficult time managing body line and side window height and curve. It is not easy.

     

    I never thought of putting rear-end  from another car, since Mr. Matsuo's order was that the car must be recognized as"Z car" from rear view.

     

    And this one looks like a combination of Mr. Yoshida's 2 seater wagon design and Mr. Matsuo's 4 seater wagon design and I like it.

     

    Where is this car now? Around when was this car built? Very curious!

     

     

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    Where is this car now? Around when was this car built? Very curious!

     

     

     

    The Cider Z article was published in 1975 and the car that was modified was a 1972 Z so the wagon version was built sometime between 1972 and 1975.  I haven't seen any other mention of that car in the last 40 years. Perhaps one of the board members has seen it at a car show sometime over the years...

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    Thank you very much for your info!

    I would like to buy this magazine if I could figure out the title and year/issue.

    I really like to find the car too!

    It would be our Phantom Z Sport Wagon's relative!

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    They used a couple of 2+2 260Z to make this one.....

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    Thank you very much for your info!

    I would like to buy this magazine if I could figure out the title and year/issue.

    I really like to find the car too!

    It would be our Phantom Z Sport Wagon's relative!

    http://www.amazon.com/Petersens-complete-Petersen-Publishing-Company/dp/0822750074

     

    Also a poor quality PDF is here: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCwQFjACahUKEwjHj-zKv9THAhVGgj4KHQbmDzU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdatsun510.com%2Fmanuals%2FComplete_Book_of_Datsun.pdf&ei=L-bkVYe8IcaE-gGGzL-oAw&usg=AFQjCNFYvk8VqkaUB9VLe6gHPlV2aF_WKg

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    Thank you very much for your info!

    I would like to buy this magazine if I could figure out the title and year/issue.

    I really like to find the car too!
    It would be our Phantom Z Sport Wagon's relative!

     

    See below Amazon link.

     

     

    FYI - The Amazon link takes you to the Second Edition - the Cider Z article was in the First Edition - also listed on Amazon here.  The PDF file link is good and takes you to the First Edition.

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    So what prices do these fetch in japan?

    This one had a buy it now price of 21,000 usd but he had no bids. This particular one came with a G18  4 cylinder engine. So its not a rocket ship.

    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fpage16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp%2Fjp%2Fauction%2Fu82152157&edit-text=&act=url

     

    I'de rather have this xke

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    No morticians license required to own one of these beauties.

     

    Or if you're so inclined to make you own wagon out of a 280z this may inspire you.

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    For those that are unfamilar with the Jaguar XKE Wagon above:  It was a custom made prop for the quirkie cult film "Harold and Maude", staring Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon.  One of Ruth Gordon's finest performances.  :)

     

    Its on my top 10 list.  :)

     

    Bonzi Lon

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    That is Phantom Z Sport Wagon I built with Matsuo San.

    NICE!!

    I saw it in person @ the 10th JSSC........Are you gonna be there this years?

    I will be there driving my 50th AE 300ZX from Phoenix to Long Beach.

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    We will present Phantom Z sport wagon and another special Z at Japanese Claasic Car Show in Long Beach CA in Sep 19.

    See you there!

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