Jump to content

IGNORED

Wheeler Dealers 240Z


Mike B

Recommended Posts

I saw Mike Brewer of Wheeler Dealer fames post on facebook several months ago that they were going to be doing a 240Z soon.  Apparently they are working on several cars in the US this season, and it looks like this 240z is one of them.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Datsun-Z-Series-240Z-1972-datsun-240-z-/321665301615?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4ae4befc6f&item=321665301615&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • 1 month later...
  • 1 month later...
My company provided most of the parts for this build.

 


 

The Datsun episode will be part of the series 'double stacked premiere' on the 5th August at 10PM

 

8/5 @ 9P             Wheeler Dealers: USA (S12A) Ep. - '65 GTO

​8/5 @ 10P           Wheeler Dealers: USA (S12A) Ep. - '72 Datsun 240z

 

IMG_20141201_195956_zps1ebyniwd.jpg

 

20141201_125620_zpsqvs1rr8d.jpg

 

20141201_125547_zpsuoeuubko.jpg

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I watched the British premier of the show on YouTube the other day.  It was good but, not the way I would have done the car.  To be honest I was not impressed with it; I love the show but the Z or the annoying Zedd word as they call it was a disappointment. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The new owner is going to do a total restoration including a new engine build. The basic car is rust free and straight.....a good platform to make it a perfect car........he's been looking for lime green. One small crack in the dash, otherwise a nice car to restore.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

It's like they only showed have the work in the video. And Mike needs to stop slamming those doors.

In the end result about the costs it's also not right, they forget alot, so they don't actually make a profit of it.

Didn't understand the camshaft regrind either, they could have just bought an aftermarket one, if they don't want to go stock.

 

Many things that I found odd, but hey it's a television show..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Considering the problems people have breaking in new cams, I wonder if the engine survived.  They spent a lot of time talking about triple carbs but never even show it running.  

 

Diseazd said his friend bought the car.  I wonder what's happening with it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It was interesting to see Wheeler Dealers state Nissan viewed the S30 as a "personal GT car". This is the first time I've heard this.

Was this Nissan's design goal?

Having one of the few remaining Series I automatics, I wonder just how inappropriate is an AT to the GT role?

Personally, I enjoy the AT while driving in suburban traffic. Just wondering when it comes time to move her on, if I should be promoting it as a GT, or let the 240 badge represent itself?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.