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'69 240z, #299

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    What's the next step below "Extremely bad shape" on the condition scale? This one looks quite beat. Sad Z.

    Dennis

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    Ahh didn't realize it was posted three years back..

    Yea, it's a bummer... :( I wonder if it has valuable '69 car parts though?

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    Looks like my 379... same blue on blue. She's done. Strip usable parts and crush... sad :(

    How can you tell so much from the pictures? I don't see any major damage.

    The driver's side floor pan is not rusted through, The only visible dents are the one on the front of the hood. I don't see any major rust-through. Engine and transmission still in it and hooked up. Suspension components ans wheels appear to be intact. Looks like it is missing some interior and exterior parts, but has all of the glass.

    Too bad it's so far away, the leaves and moss might be hiding a good project. It seems like #299 would be worth the effort. I'm new to the Z game though so maybe not.

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    After reading the last post in the old thread it sounds like the car is in even worse shape now http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showpost.php?p=307177&postcount=81. At least the seller has dropped his price from a $1,000 reserve to $300. The seller should have taken the $511 bid when it was first listed on ebay a couple years ago. If it wasn't a parts car before, the four trees falling on it have probably sealed its fate. There may be a few early parts on it, or at least some series one parts worth saving. It looks like AWC and EvilC were both interested in it at some point. Maybe one of them will buy it.

    -Mike

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    I'd take it on if it were closer to me. My wife would probably leave me though.

    Anybody want to chip in for shipping?

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    For only $300.00, if one of our members in the NE has some space to store the car, they should seriously consider buying it and get it out of the elements. Even in its poor condition, this car could still be restored. As Zed Head mentioned, most of the car still looks to be intact.

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    Things might have changed since those pictures were taken, looking at the old 2008 thread. I didn't realize that they were so old, and that this conversation has taken place before.

    I read through it but didn't see anything about four trees falling on it. That would change the situation.

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    What's the next step below "Extremely bad shape" on the condition scale?

    ROFL ROFL ROFL Why...Princess Ziesta, of course!

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    I read through it but didn't see anything about four trees falling on it. That would change the situation.

    From the post I linked to in #7 above - "four small trees has fallen on the car since, busting out the glass and messing up the roof"

    For only $300.00, if one of our members in the NE has some space to store the car, they should seriously consider buying it and get it out of the elements. Even in its poor condition, this car could still be restored. As Zed Head mentioned, most of the car still looks to be intact.

    Steve, I like low VIN cars as much as anyone, but I came to realize when I tried to sell HLS30-00331 that not every low VIN car needs to be saved or can be for a reasonable price. I did my best to sell it. I reached out to several low VIN owners to see what they thought about the car and no one thought it was worth saving. I posted a thread about it and put classified ads here and on zcar.com for a month with ZERO replies to either the thread http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31769 or the ad. I also posted it on craigslist for a month, I got a couple of emails from the craigslist ads, but no one serious, so finally I just parted it out and scrapped it. I needed some of the early parts from it for my #237 car, so it wasn't a total loss in my opinion. It is easy to say "someone should save that car" and totally different to actually do it. Also, remember that those pictures posted in the ad are at least 2 1/2 years old and before the four trees fell on it.

    -Mike

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    It is easy to say "someone should save that car" and totally different to actually do it.

    Couldn't agree more. You gotta have a special reason to take a car completely apart, restore everything, and put it all back together. Something that motivates you other than financial gain.

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    Thanks for clarifying Mike. I missed your link to EvilC's comment.

    So what the Craigslist poster shows is not what he is selling.

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    I have spoken to this guy a few times over the last year or so. When I was interested in the car it was a parts car and now it should be treated as sush since it has even more damage. Unless you have a 69 car in need of small unique parts there isn't a reason to buy this car. Saving it.....like Chris said should be done if this was your first car YOU owned or something like that. All those years out doors I can't imagine the shape of the car now. If it was closer I would have grabbed it for any of you guys who needed parts.

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