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1972 Datsun 240Z Barn Find Survivor

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Are you f'n kidding me? And its rust free?!!

Wow you got a steal my friend. Im super jealous. Glad it went to someone on the forum though.

This is the second person that said it was a steal.  I am curious as to what a car like like this goes for today.

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The Pictures Posted at #1 and #17 aren't loading?  Any reason?

Carl B.

Likewise....thought the problem was somewhere in my system....please resend these pics as this is appears to be an interesting/ wonderful find.

 

Thanks,

 

George

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Yeah I also noticed that they weren't loading for me. I will try to update later today. Thanks for noticing!

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Mine sat for 6 years with a half tank of fuel and here's what I found after dropping the tank. I had to walk home a few times before I figured it out. :)

This is insane! I'll be performing a tank flush this weekend and hopefully all goes well. If not I have a fresh tank on the side waiting for it. The photo kind of makes me wonder about my other cars though...

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Fantastic find! Man, I hope you decide to keep its stock appearance. You can see from my car I'm a sucker for that 'just drove it off the lot' look. If I had seen your car before I bought mine, I might have fought you for it!

 

You found a winner - may you enjoy it for a long long time!

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That is a real beauty, great find and I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!!

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Suggest that Blue's notes on derelict L24 engine start-up be posted to the 'Tech Pubs' folder.  That's a very good guide and could serve a lot of club members well in the future.

 

Re possible value of this car, as found, there's another low-mileage '72 Z on the Bring-a-Trailer auction site this week.  Two-owner, dry-storage on axle stands for many years, pretty much unmolested, and in very good running order (see seller's 5-minute video). Auction closes on Wednesday. Current bid is $15,500.  I think the car will bring $23,000.

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Thanks everyone. I had some ATF in the motor, turned it and it turned over by hand! Replaced the spark plugs and drained the oil. Just have to replace a few more things, and I'll do a test start with a fuel line directly into a small gas tank. I took it out for a real good rinsing to get the spider webs out from under the car. The paint has a great shine to it, and it hasn't even gotten a detail yet! Frame rails and floors looked great. Emptied out the gas tank, and the gas looked great! No real rust particles came out. Carl Beck suggested I take a look inside the tank still to make sure there was no gunk, so that's next on the list. For now some photos to enjoy... 



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Absolute fantastic find you have done. Im going throgh the same thing as i found a -72 2 owner car a week ago. Its a great feeling when you roll them out of their storage for the first time. Good luck. Here's my find:http://www.garaget.org/?car=376681

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