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Hardway's 1971 240z #8011 - Build and Repair Thread

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Today marks the last page in the final chapter of owning #8011.  Owning this Z has been very a rewarding and educational experience.  I had a lot of fun with it, met more people in the Z community, and looking back on it, I got to drive it more than I worked on it.  Over the past three years the market for stock series-1 cars has risen and any modifications would ultimately hurt its value.  I know many would say "its your car, do what you want" but this car has remained stock all of its life and a large amount of work by the previous owner and myself have continued that legacy for the car.  It would be a shame in my opinion to put bigger brakes on it, lowering springs, triple Webers, etc. even though those items would enhance the driving experience.  With the rise in values, more Z cars seem to be coming on to the market than ever before so I believe supply is starting to meet demand.  With this in mind I put the car on Ebay and even though it did not meet the reserve, the high bidder made me a fair offer after the auction and I accepted. It is headed to Florida and I hope the new owner joins the forums and keeps us posted on it.

For me, I am not going anywhere.  The classic Z community is one of the most welcoming and supportive groups I know.  I had a blast meeting many of you at ZCON this year in Austin and I plan to be at ZCON in Atlanta in 2018, in a classic Z!  My first order of business is to get my shop air conditioned so I can work in it year around.  I have already started the hunt for another classic Z but this one does not have to be a 240z as my plans for a modified Z car can easily be accomplished with a 260z or a 280z.  Below are a few final pictures to share.  I will make a point to get on the forums and contribute where I can.  Thank you to all of you for your support and I look forward to sharing my next project with you.

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Jeff,

You did really well by this car, congratulations on a job well done!  We'll all be looking forward to the next chapter in your Z life.  It was a pleasure to meet you and the car in Austin, looking forward to catching up with you in Atlanta (if not sooner).

Jim

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10 hours ago, Hardway said:

  With this in mind I put the car on Ebay and even though it did not meet the reserve, the high bidder made me a fair offer after the auction and I accepted. It is headed to Florida and I hope the new owner joins the forums and keeps us posted on it.

Where in FL, just curious.

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3 hours ago, JSM said:

Where in FL, just curious.

It is going to Jacksonville FL.  The new owner is excited to get it!

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On ‎8‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 9:45 AM, jfa.series1 said:

It was a pleasure to meet you and the car in Austin, looking forward to catching up with you in Atlanta (if not sooner).

What he said! I'm so glad to have had the chance to meet in Austin, and here's hoping to catch up in Atlanta as well!

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EdwardZ (David), Welcome aboard!! I hope you like it here.

You got a wonderful car, and I hope you enjoy it as much as the previous owner did!  :beer:

Edited by Captain Obvious
Fixed the name :)

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4 hours ago, EdwardZ said:

Hi everyone - I'm the buyer of Jeff's car, and I am thrilled to own it.  The pictures do not do justice to what Jeff has achieved with this car.  When I'm not driving it, I just open the hood and study the engine compartment - it's pristine.  I'm looking forward to the next steps with the car, but mainly just driving it and learning more about these wonderful cars. 

Edward welcome.  Make sure and bring her down to Cars and Coffee at the Avenues Mall.   We get great turnouts for these events.   A number of Z guys usually come out.  Nice car! And I'm partial to Silver!  

Jay- Ponte Vedra Beach

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Thanks Jay!  I'm definitely planning to be at Cars and Coffee.  I'd love to get some local know-how on the car.  My name is actually David (Edwards).  I look forward to meeting you and seeing your car. 

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