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With the various threads of what else is in your garage to other cars you are working on I wanted to start a thread on what are members on the look out for. Who knows, maybe one of us knows where such a vehicle is that a member is looking for and would be able to put the member and owner together to strike a deal. Looks like a lot of us have a second or third project going in addition to our Z or Z's. I have seen BMW's, Porsche's, various American muscle cars, and old motorcycles just to name a few. So, what are you on the look out for?

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Promise not to shoot - A 1980-1986 Maserati Quattroporte III

Edit: "Looking" for 6 years probably means I'm not ready to pull the trigger.

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Promise not to shoot - A 1980-1986 Maserati Quattroporte III

Edit: "Looking" for 6 years probably means I'm not ready to pull the trigger.[/quote

Don't know the year, but is this the one? Used to see it in Culver City last december when I stopped for Mariscos at the food truck (now at a new location). At first I thought what a P.O.S. Mazerati, but it just needs some resto. Small dent on left rear door. The interior is magnificent. Wondered why the owner always parked it on the street - all the apartments nearby have underground parking. Would look bad lowered with paint and rims.

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First Gen Toyota MR2. Love those cars. As a matter of fact, found one for $625 that needs a little bit of engine/body/interior work. Mainly paint and some engine work. Struck a deal with the guy last night and he is driving it over. Might have a rod knock, but who cares? It's a first gen MR2 ready for some upgrades. :D

Also on the lookout for a street bike. 600cc or 650cc. Less than 40k on it. Trying to trade a near mint (as in, one of the best examples on the west coast) 1982 BMW 320i for one. Put SO much engine and fuel work into that car. The Bimmer forum I'm on would have a heart attack if they knew I was entertaining selling a car is such rare of shape that could take you across the country multiple times it is in such good condition. Haha!

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First Gen Toyota MR2!

I bought one new in 1985 (black bumpers, wing) and drove it 18 years and 180,000 miles. Fantastic little car. Best cockpit design and seats ever. 27-31mpg and fun, fun, fun.

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Some guy out there transplanted a V-12 Jag motor into a Z car. I'd like to own that one.

Short of that I'd like a really nice Z with a Chevy 350 transplant, tastefully done. A Z that hauls axx. Finished, running, not a work in progress. Prefer with working AC.

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I know where there is a P1800 coupe, not a hatch, sitting in someones drive way. If you are serious about finding one let me know and I will go knock their door and share your info, just PM me.

There is a lady that has a GTO replica made from a Z car with a Jag V12 in it. Just Google it and you will find it.

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A lotto win to here too, and single Weber 40dcoe18 plus set of 6 chokes and aux venturis... for starters

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I'm looking for a 280z/zx 5-speed transmission in the Chicagoland area that I can transplant into my '72 240z.

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I'm looking for a 280z/zx 5-speed transmission

You might consider buying a parts car. If it runs AT ALL you could probably sell the engine/block to someone else. Then there are tons of zx doo-dads people desperately need.

Of course you have to consider the added cost of the divorce if you start parting Z's out in the back yard.

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Would look bad lowered with paint and rims.

Agreed. I'm a product of the '80's, and so are they. Neither of us are very good looking. I think that's why we're kindred spirits. I drove one once and was astonished at the acceleration from the V8... that needle on the speedometer rocketed to near vertical with almost no effort. That's when I realized it was an 85mph speedo and I was only doing ~40mph.

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I'm always on the lookout for a cheap used Xenon urethane airdam for a '74.5 - '78. It doesn't have to be perfect.

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Dear Santa,

I've been really good this year, so I would like to have an OEM electric antenna for a '77- working, with an unbroken mast.

Thank you.

P.S. And maybe the elves have a passenger side, black sun visor that the little door on the mirror isn't broken.

My bride promises she won't check her makeup every time she goes for a ride...

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This is good stuff guys, keep'em coming. I guess I should post what I am looking for, a 1988 Shiro 300zx. I know these pop up from time to time and there is a nice one on Ebay but I am looking to pay $2K - $5K. I test drove one a few weeks ago with 267K miles on it, the current owner put the majority of the miles on it and had made several coast to coast trips in its life. It was rough around the edges but ran shockingly well. Still looking for the right one though.

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For me it is just spare parts for the car I have. I want a coil, distributor, water pump etc.

I have an old water pump for a 280Z, and a stock radiator that needs to be rodded out. Also upper and lower hoses for the radiator as well.

Mike, I see you have a 240Z. I think the pumps are the same for 70-83.

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I bought one new in 1985 (black bumpers, wing) and drove it 18 years and 180,000 miles. Fantastic little car. Best cockpit design and seats ever. 27-31mpg and fun, fun, fun.

I had a (then) new '86 MR2 in red with leather and auto climate. Twelve years and about 180,000 miles for me too. One of my all time favorite cars.

I've been looking for on in fine condition but they seem to be hard to find.

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