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I only saw a post from 2005 about this so forgive me if I should be posting elsewhere - I have two VIN numbers for cars I'm purchasing - But I thought the one car was a '72 though the current owner is telling me that it's a '76.  Can anyone confirm the model and year by these VIN's?

HLS30-04044 and XS3 0T6285475.

 

Thank you!

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It should be a 1970 240Z with the HLS30-04044 VIN.  Can you post a picture?

 

I have no idea what the other VIN is.

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Thanks for the quick reply.  I was pretty sure about the 1970 - its the other one that has me puzzled too!  Since I'm buying them to rebuild and sell I really need to know what that XS3 number is!  I'm trying the NissanHelp forums too.

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It's an estate sale situation so the guy selling it for the estate doesn't really know much about the cars.  That's why I'm relying on the VIN to tell what I need to know.

Thanks

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The VIN you want to look at is on the firewall of the engine bay - driver's side - etched into the firewall metal.  It should say "HLS30-04044".  April or May of 1970 manufacture according to www.zhome.com

 

XS3 0T6285475 is meaningless unless the car has a salvage title.

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Hi Again

Thanks for you help with the VIN - turns out the VIN on the ownership (which is what they gave me over the phone) is just wrong for some reason.  The VIN on the car is HLS30 285475.  That's the 1976 280z. 

 

Now that I have both cars on my driveway - I'm looking for the engine ID numbers - to see if the engines been changed at all - particularly in the 1970 240z.  The VIN plates on the door and the dash match with HLS30 04044 and I want to know if the engine original.  If any one knows where on the engine I can find this info please share - thinking I've bitten off a lot here with the two cars but they're both so pretty!!

 

Thanks! :wacko:

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There should be a plate on the right side of the engine bay. (A PO put the hole in this one.)

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Yeah, the rule is that you can't tease us with a new purchase and not post pics.  Congrats.

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Ah, figured it out!  Here's the 240z - she's a 1970 - and old girl like me!  I'll put the 280z up later today.  Thinking to sell the 280 probably - too much work to do the two cars at once??!!

 

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