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1970 240Z For Sale - Stunning Restoration

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Anyone here know about the history of this car? 

 

http://firsttraderegistry.com/forsale/10_14/70datsun/

 

If I had the time, money and skill, this would be the level of restoration I would strive for.

 

I can only imagine the asking price. 

 

Please someone buy it before I do something rash!!! :wub:

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Looks interesting but the guy seems like a shyster.  He contradicts himself.  Looks like a car dealer to me.  Just because you're not licensed doesn't mean you're not.

 

I SPECIALIZE IN "NERVOUS" INTERNET BUYERS!!

Call Dennis - Marketing Guy 

 

THIS IS NOT AN AUTO DEALER AD 

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That website design is straight outta Angelfire circa 1997. But the car looks awesome.

 

A price might be a good thing to put on a sales page, just sayin'.

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A guy in our car club had a black 1967 Plymouth GTX that had "NEVER SEEN RAIN NOR WASHED WITH WATER!" Before I bought my Pantera I asked the seller if the seals leaked. He paused for a bit and said he didn't know. He never washed it or drove it in the rain. In this case I think it's because the restoration is fairly recent. The car looks good. Remind me of the one I'm building now. Very similar color.

 

Chuck

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Nice looking Z.  If someone finds out the price, please post it here, curious to see what he is asking.

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Someone sprayed a bunch of that shiny auto dealer black crap all over the underside of the exhaust.  That car is going to stink for a week until that all burns off.  It looks like they sprayed that stuff over most of the underside of the car.  Notice a lot of the undercar nuts and bolts are rusted.  The rest of the is finished to a good standard, but as usual, the underside of the car is substandard.

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Everything about the style of that eBay listing says "guard your wallet".  If the car is that good it would sell itself.  Dennis-the-Marketing-Guy's efforts actually reduce the value of the car.  I can't imagine being that guy.  Weird.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281487585612?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D281487585612%26_rdc%3D1

 

 

Edit - went with 14 Bold on the font using the Full Editor.

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This part of the eBay listing is just total made-up BS.  Who do you report them to if they violate the code?  Themselves.  Beware.

 

H.) Code of Ethics - National/International Association of First Trade Registry.
Click on the ME icon.

 

 

On the positive side - it is a nice-looking car.  Isn't it odd though, that he doesn't post the VIN?  I found the dash VIN in one of the pictures.  I don't know where the other ones are for the early cars.  The pictures , by the way, show that whoever took them is a big-game hunter.  Lots of dead animal heads.

 

Looks like HLS30-02631

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Perhaps the intent was not restoring the vehicle to a coveted Gold Medallion status in the first place.

 

According to the seller's ad, the total build cost was $90,000 with receipts, which makes be believe money was not a limiting factor in its restoration. 

 

I’m fairly certain if the seller wanted to build a Gold Medallion car, he would have intended to. 

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Everything about the style of that eBay listing says "guard your wallet".  If the car is that good it would sell itself.  Dennis-the-Marketing-Guy's efforts actually reduce the value of the car.  I can't imagine being that guy.  Weird.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281487585612?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D281487585612%26_rdc%3D1

 

 

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This part of the eBay listing is just total made-up BS.  Who do you report them to if they violate the code?  Themselves.  Beware.

 

H.) Code of Ethics - National/International Association of First Trade Registry.

Click on the ME icon.

 

 

On the positive side - it is a nice-looking car.  Isn't it odd though, that he doesn't post the VIN?  I found the dash VIN in one of the pictures.  I don't know where the other ones are for the early cars.  The pictures , by the way, show that whoever took them is a big-game hunter.  Lots of dead animal heads.

 

Looks like HLS30-02631

Wow, VIN is close to mine....I'm 02614

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90 invested does not mean 90 returned.  This is why car restoration is not a viable business unless you have a deal with Discovery channel.

 

Just trying out some fonts...

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I'm guessing the reserve is set for the owner to get at least half of his restoration cost back. Logic being not so much as current fair market value, but convincing a buyer they are purchasing an appreciating asset at half the cost to build if you did it yourself.

 

 

 

 

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"Restored to factory condition!" "Mexican orange exterior paint" "1970s are gaining interest in the hobby due to shifting demographics"

Dennis The Marketing Guy appears to be experiencing explosive ad copy diarrhea. He writes like a graduate from the " Dazzle them with BS School of Advertising & Self Promotion".

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Other than the overzealous description of the vehicle, is there a specific example where he's being dishonest? From the photographs and claimed support documentation, the car looks pretty good.

I take what we says with a grain of salt. He is a used car salesman after all.

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It's more about being disingenuous than outright lies.  Like the "youtube" link takes you to the Firsttrade web site, not a video.  It's the key to being a successful used car salesman.  No direct ties to the misinformation.  Here's a very small lie though - "Every nut and bolt either new or re-plated!"  (rusty nuts on the steering rack u-clamp)

 

$29,500, Reserve not met...

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