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I had a chuckle when I saw that as well. Looks like a survivor alright, been on life support for years the away it looks...:tapemouth

Good car if you want to spend a year or two just rounding up all the parts it is going to need, that is, if there is no other hidden surprises underneath...:cross-eye

Must not be a true enthusiast or he'd know how to look for the register on zhome........:stupid:

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Guess if you really wanted one of the first 500 Z's AND you have enough time and $$$ to pour into it,it might be worth bidding on. Definitely a MAJOR project. Not for the faint hearted, or one without deep pockets, and a lot of patience.

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I tell you what if that car was for sale here in Aus I'd snap it up. Store it away and fix it when my pockets got deeper. I'm looking for an early Z shell I love the 69/70 mdl with the rear vents.

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the guy selling it also has MOST of the parts needed in the auction so it probably isn't that bad...but then again deep pockets adn patience will help out on this project

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Now that is my kind of project!!!! For the right price I would bring that thing home in a second no questions asked.

Now you can see what kind of Z cars I am most familiar with putting together. :geek:

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I counted 35 cars registered on zhome with lower vin numbers. Sadly this might be sold to someone who thinks they are buying something really special when in fact, it is merely a low vin number car in somewhat sad shape.

It is number 402 of the HLS cars, true, but then you have to consider all the RHD variants, so someone is going to think this truly is the 402nd of ALL the Z's. Being a 69 build date does make it interesting, but not to the extent he makes it out to be.

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Hey guys I think you read it wrong I checked the add and he says one of lowest surviving if you could call it that Z's. He doesn't claim it's the lowest out there if you read the words properly.

I'm with St Stephen I'd love a buy like that. Stephen you'll cry but goto www.project240z.0catch.com have a guess who's car that was????

You got it my old project I never got around to doing it sold it to a mate real cheap now regret it :cry: I luv that car no fair.

On the brighter side I do luv my current 240z. Check it in the rides.

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2many.....hold your tounge!!! sad shape! I would say needs some work

however sad shape?? Honestly that car is less rotted than many I have come across. you guys would gasp at the 280 i am saving. :classic:

Gav240, now you are starting to get near my league with what needs to be repaired. Aside from legit shops, I must be one of only ones investing the time putting the bad ones back together

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I said it is in sad shape because it is in pieces scattered all over the driveway. If it were in one piece so someone could tell exactly what is there and what is needed to finish the car, then it would be a lot more interesting.

The terms "survivor" in the collector car hobby is usually used to describe a car that is all original, with fairly low mileage, original paint, and may have been stored in a barn under a cover for years. The proverbial "little old lady that drove it only on Sunday" kind of car. This car definately doesn't fit that bill....

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I will agree with you on that note. As these cars are becoming more and more desirable, more ebay sales are trying to pass these off as one of a kind rare when that is far from the case.

My favorite is when they advertise an original 5 speed as "RARE" and desirable for a 240 :classic:

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Good point from 2ManyZs there about the VIN number situation. Too many times people will tend to think that the number on a particular car means it was the "xxxth" built - when the truth is somewhat more complicated than that.

I really hope that somebody buys it and DOES restore it to running condition. The poor thing deserves to survive.

Actually, if that car was up for sale here in the UK I for one would be bidding on it. Like St. Stephen and Gav240z, we are usually forced to revive cars in worse condition than this over here in rainy and cold Great Britain.............

As long as the price was not so high ( who knows how high it will go? ebay is a bit of a strange environment ) it could be a worthwhile "project" for somebody with access to a bodyshop and a good chassis jig. Would be an awful lot of work though.

This vendor might be "talking it up" a little bit ( I guess that's forgiveable seeing as he is trying to sell it ) but all in all I think it really is a fairly rare and low VIN number. There can't be all that many 1969-build cars that are going to surface "unknown" to the Z community like this one seems to be.

Mind you, once all those panels were put on, there probably would not be very much of it left that was made in 1969..............

I'll be offering prayers for this car.

Alan T.

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If you read carefully, you'll find that the car doesn't have the original numbers-matching engine but a much later L24 instead. That should affect the price somewhat. Also, it has dual Weber carburetors in place of the 1969 Hitachi/SUs.

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