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New member, new 240K Sedan

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Hi everyone, thought I'd join up and share my new purchase.

Bit of a back story first. I was driving home on a Sunday a while back when the city to surf run was on here in Perth, due to detours I ended up taking a route I'd never normally take. Well I saw the old girl just sitting on the verge, they do stand out, so I left a note asking if it was for sale. Not expecting much, I get a call on Monday. the Lady explained it was the father in law's car and he had since passed. The sons didn't want to sell it, but at the same time they were going to do nothing with it. She suggested to them they should sell it on to someone who would take care of it, as the father always did. Well, after some back and forth I am now the proud owner of a 1977 240K sedan. I am the 3rd owner, with the 2nd owner buying it sometime in 1979/80, and driving it til his passing.

When I purchased it the lady mentioned that the car never sat outside the garage, and was only there that morning as they moved it out Saturday to hold a baby shower, and they had slept in Sunday. So my random detour led to a car that was outside in daylight for just a few hours. I guess some things are meant to be.

Quick Question, has anyone seen a 240K with the rear skyline badge instead of Datsun? Judging by the condition, and the previous owner being elderly, I assume it is factory and wasn't just added later.

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What a great score!

Now, whats the bet you get a dozen offers from "exporters" that are

interested if you are going to sell.( If you haven't already )

Good Luck with your car.

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Nice looking k you have got yourself there, looks in great condition. We also own a previous one owner 240k sedan ourselves, and are also in Perth. Since purchasing ours I have not seen another k around Perth, so if you want to compare cars and have a chat ( ours is a 1977 model ) let me know and we could meet up for a 240k coffee meet. Do you plan to do anything to it at all ?

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Nice looking k you have got yourself there, looks in great condition. We also own a previous one owner 240k sedan ourselves, and are also in Perth. Since purchasing ours I have not seen another k around Perth, so if you want to compare cars and have a chat ( ours is a 1977 model ) let me know and we could meet up for a 240k coffee meet. Do you plan to do anything to it at all ?

Yeah that sounds good, I heard there may be a Datsun Z cruise on the 20th of October, so maybe we should try to meet up at something like that?

Mine is a 5/77 model, does your rear panel badge say Datsun or Skyline like mine?

At the moment I've just gone through and given it a big service, my plans for now will be just drive it. Down the road I'll probably look for a set of JDM rims and lower it, but only reversible mods so I can get it back to original.

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no my rear badge panel says Datsun, maybe yours was changed at some point, mine also had the tow bar which i removed, didnt like the look of it ? Is yours auto or manual ?

I will be away over East on the 20th so wont be able to make that datsun one, have you heard of the coffee morning meet they do at Capt munchies in freo each month, the next one is this Sunday meeting 9.00am till 11.00am, maybe go to that one, i havent been yet but they get a good turn out and we could park the two K's side by side to out do the SLR owners !

( by the way didnt even see your user name was perth 240, read your post and decided to join to reply, picked perth 240k and then when i replied saw yours was perth 240 ! )

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Hi mate, just seeing if you are planning on going down to freo on Sunday, if so i will make the trip myself in my K and see you there, if you cant make it let me know and i will go for a bike ride instead !

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Looks nice. Certainly in better condition than mine. :(

Mine also said Datsun, also a 1977.

Ray, is yours the green one with the white vinyl roof? (this one: 1236925_10151890490877994_2054033678_n_zps2225b61e.jpg Photo by whiteknight1977 | Photobucket)

Sunday the 20th October is the Z Day meeting. More info here: WA Z Register - Datsun 240Z & 260Z Register of Western Australia

If you have a Datsun bring it down. There was an original condition 120Y there last year. Would love to see some other L6 powered Datsuns there.

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Looks nice. Certainly in better condition than mine. :(

Mine also said Datsun, also a 1977.

Ray, is yours the green one with the white vinyl roof? (this one: 1236925_10151890490877994_2054033678_n_zps2225b61e.jpg Photo by whiteknight1977 | Photobucket)

Sunday the 20th October is the Z Day meeting. More info here: WA Z Register - Datsun 240Z & 260Z Register of Western Australia

If you have a Datsun bring it down. There was an original condition 120Y there last year. Would love to see some other L6 powered Datsuns there.

Mine is that green one / vinyl roof correct, that pic was at a meet a few weeks ago, but I am Dave not Ray ?

I will post some pics of it so you can see it fully soon. Have you got some pics of your K at all ?

Would have liked to have gone to the Datsun day but as I said I am over east so cannot make it there, are you a member of the Z club ?

I showed my K at the Whiteman park car show recently and the Datsun cub gave me all the info to join, just not got round to it yet, I was showing mine with the Toyota club at the time ?

So that's 3 x 240k's in Perth now then, we are expanding !

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Mine is that green one / vinyl roof correct, that pic was at a meet a few weeks ago, but I am Dave not Ray ?

I will post some pics of it so you can see it fully soon. Have you got some pics of your K at all ?

Would have liked to have gone to the Datsun day but as I said I am over east so cannot make it there, are you a member of the Z club ?

I showed my K at the Whiteman park car show recently and the Datsun cub gave me all the info to join, just not got round to it yet, I was showing mine with the Toyota club at the time ?

So that's 3 x 240k's in Perth now then, we are expanding !

Sorry Dave. With such similar aliases I got your names mixed up.

I'm Craig. Yep i'm a member of the WA Z register. I have a 240z also. None of them drivable :(

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Unfortunately I'm sitting in the middle of nowhere on an oil rig at the moment, so no cruises anytime soon. Hopefully I should be back before that Z cruise though, which I will try to get to.

I saw photos of your green Datsun from that show, looks mint. I dig the vinyl roof.

Judging by the fact that the previous owner was elderly, and that the badge looks weathered, I don't think it's ever been changed. The car is a manual, has AC as well but not working, thing its out of gas.

I've always kept towballs on cars that have them, little extra insurance in case someone rear ends you.

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After a lead from a friend I found this Datsun sitting in someone's front yard, for $200 it was mine. Car is full of rust, beyond redemption unfortunately. Plans are to strip it down and take any bits worth saving to keep as spares.

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Hi Ray, Grats to you.:cool:

Thats a really "rare" find you have there. Looking at the photos it looks in great condition.

The front yard special doesnt look that bad either except for the rust in the lower panel area. Now a good hoarder would have it up on blocks with grass growing up through the bonnet.

LOL

Chas

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Would you be interested in parting with that front right hand guard from the parts car mate???.. Doesnt seem to bad from here and mines f%^&ed unfortunately and am in need of a replacement

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@Uras1

I checked the trims and they all have cracks in them, the best of them looks like yours does sorry.

@240k Style

I thought the guards were ok til a closer look the bottom rear section was all bog and disintegrated when I took it off. I can get pics but can't imagine yours being worse.

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Thanks mate. The bottom of my RH guard is also gone but the top is just bent and creased. Nothing a good body shop couldnt fix. Thanks for looking though mate. If i find a better one eventually i'll keep the crap one as a spare. Just nice starting off a solid base.

Still can't believe you found a parts car almost identical to your own LOL

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When you back on the rigs, there is a car show at Tooday on Sunday 11th Nov, i will be taking the K, wondering if you will be interested in this show with your car ?

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