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While this thread can hardly be called "vintage Z pictures" anymore, it is very some very interesting history. To add to Mike's list of production vs. sales date list, my #4642 produced in 5/70 was sold new on 8/7/1970 in Warren, Ohio. This goes to show how long it was taking these vehicles to get to Ohio.

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I created a vintage Z photo gallery some time ago in our gallery. I think it's a little hard to find, but, here's the link: http://www.classiczcars.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=512

I should probably rename it to vintage Z photos or something similar. Right now it's called "Blast from the Past" and that's a little hard to find.

Anyway, there are some pretty nice photos in there so far. Would love to see these get put in there because linking to external sites with photos eventually become broken. If they are in our database, they will remain here forever.

Mike

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I also noticed we have a Vintage Z Racing category in our gallery. http://www.classiczcars.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=3403

I moved both of these to a common "Vintage Z Photos" category so they both appear under the same heading. This should help people find the vintage photos a lot easier. Have fun.

Mike

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Not much bang for buck there, is there? Wouldn't even cover the cost of the vol-au-vents. Noted the small 'i' and small 'p' in the 'international preview' quote. "USA Preview" would have been more accurate, considering the model had already been previewed by the press ( unless Japan doesn't count for some reason.... ).

In your constant quest to discredit Carl, did you ever stop to consider that since NY is in close proximity to our Canadian neighbors, perhaps the "international" COULD be referring to Them? After all, it didn't pronounce to be a "Worldwide Preview".

Regards,

Astrohog

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In your constant quest to discredit Carl, did you ever stop to consider that since NY is in close proximity to our Canadian neighbors, perhaps the "international" COULD be referring to Them? After all, it didn't pronounce to be a "Worldwide Preview".

First of all, I'm most certainly not on a "constant quest" to discredit Carl. Don't be silly. It's only a part time quest......

And secondly, Carl does a pretty good job of it himself. :bunny:

Thirdly, I find it quite ironic that you are talking about Carl and the forgetting of Canada in the same sentence. Carl quite often needs to be reminded to tip his hat to our Canadian friends. For example, his zhome.com page which tells us about what the factory called the "Kaku U" / "North American Testing" program ( in which they travelled thousands of miles around the USA and Canada, travelling north from Seattle, through Vancouver, up as far as Dawson Creek, then dropping back down again to go through Banff and Calgary before passing back over the border and on into Great Falls ) is simply titled "Pre-production USA Road Testing". If that's not a subliminal punch in the kisser then I don't know what is.

Fourthly ( I'm determined not to lose count here ), you may indeed have a point. But frankly, this event at the Pierre Hotel seems like a bit of a damp squib when you stand back and look at it doesn't it? The press didn't even use any photos of the actual car at the event, and I'm not entirely sure that we even know what was there. For an event with a pretty high falutin' title it sounds more like a bit of a cocktail party, some finger food and a press release. I'd like nothing better than to see another debut / launch for the S30-series Z outside the Japanese activities, but somehow this one's not really seeming to live up to its billing, is it?

I think there's an interesting backstory to all this that we don't know anything much about yet, and I feel like I want to keep scratching around until we get somewhere with it.

Regards,

Alan T.

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That would be a far more accurate description, Dave. The Nissan Motor Company, Ltd parts catalog for the Datsun Sports 240Z (S30), USA and Canada lists HLS30-00013 as the first or lowest VIN for which the catalog references applicable parts. First publication was November 1969. Earlier in this thread, Carl mentions purchasing HLS30-01777 in March of 1970 which, in my mind, would cast serious doubt that HLS30-00013 was "first car sold" as well as demonstrate that the 240Zs were not distributed or sold in any sort of sequential order. And I like the North American general public description. We know that there are lower VIN HLS30s out there however we also know that they were not sold to the general public.

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  • 5 years later...

April 30th1970 Jacksonville Dealer Ad:

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I bought a used 1970 240z manufactured in Feb. 1970 HLS30-01360. I purchased it in Charlotte SC in 2007.

The records that arrived with the car show it to have entered the USA in Jacksonville, Florida.

It was first sold at d*** Smith Motors, Columbia, South Carolina, on July 15th 1970

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