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Selling my beloved Z. Where to start?


HaZmatt

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Hello friends,

The time has come for me to try and sell my 280Z. I never imagined I would ever want to sell it but I am in the process of starting a new business and need the space and money.  I'm wondering how much you think it's worth. I know it's a tricky market and I don't want to overprice and scare away people but definitely don't want to cut myself short either. Here is what I have to give you an idea. It's a 75 280z that has been completely restored top to bottom. Completely disassembled. Put on a rotisserie, all rust was removed.

  • Body work and paint done professionally.
  • 240z bumpers and front fascia installed
  • All suspension components powdercoated
  • All hardware yellow zinc plated 
  • Brand new weatherstripping
  • Rebello 3.0 liter stroker
  • Triple Weber 45s
  • Custom stainless exhaust
  • 5 speed transmission
  • BC coilovers
  • Rota RkR wheels 15x8
  • Silvermine Stage 3 front brake kit

Much much more but this gives you an idea. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the car. Starts up every time and is amazing to drive. I have well over $30k in receipts. I realize that I will not get that back but where would you start for pricing? I would like to stay away from craigslist and facebook pages, because I would like to just deal with serious buyers.  This is not a for sale ad, just looking for opinions. I appreciate the help as always!

 

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I agree. 25k to start. Your car might be a good candidate for a bring a trailer auction. Sorry though to see you sell. Best of luck though.

One more comment..just my personal opinion but you might consider raising the stance a bit. My recollection is that you have the bc coilovers so shouldn't be too difficult. Raising might appeal to a larger buyer base.

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1 hour ago, grannyknot said:

Everyone here knows what a brilliant build you did on that car, I hope you get  a LOT money, you couldn't buy a better turn key hotrod Z. Good luck.

What's the new business, car restoration?;)

Thank you Grannyknot. I really appreciate it. As for the new businesss, I'll be doing what i've been doing for 20 years. Automotive window tinting, paint protection film, and detailing. Just going to be doing it on my own. Hopefully someday I will be able to do another restoration :D

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44 minutes ago, jonathanrussell said:

I agree. 25k to start. Your car might be a good candidate for a bring a trailer auction. Sorry though to see you sell. Best of luck though.

One more comment..just my personal opinion but you might consider raising the stance a bit. My recollection is that you have the bc coilovers so shouldn't be too difficult. Raising might appeal to a larger buyer base.

I was thinking Bring-a-trailer as well. Good call on the stance. I'll raise it up a tad and take some more pictures.

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This car was a great build.  I would go with Bring a Trailer first, with a reserve set at $30K (nothing ventured, nothing gained).  If you have no luck there, you'll be stuck with eBay.  FWIW, I don't think that this is the right kind of vehicle for the big-name winter auctions in Arizona. 

GLWTS.

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BaT will want to put a very low reserve on your car to ensure a sale, that's why I went the ebay route and got a sale price I was happy with, but ebay can be a very abrasive experience.  Also, BaT lists a lot of 240-280z's, some say their market is saturated resulting in an lower average price for the Z's they sell. I'm not slamming them, they are a good service and convenient.  There are lots of good buyers in Europe that have deep pockets.

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Sorry to see your beautiful car go up for sale Matt.  If you go the Ebay route, someone here can submit it to BAT and you will get that additional exposure for free.  I submitted grannyknot's car & it was accepted.  Best of luck with your new business venture!

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4 hours ago, Namerow said:

 FWIW, I don't think that this is the right kind of vehicle for the big-name winter auctions in Arizona. 

 

I go to the Arizona auctions every year, since I live here. Whats the "right kind" of vehicle?

You mean like this one?

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1975-DATSUN-280Z-HATCHBACK-117129

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1 hour ago, Consigli said:

I go to the Arizona auctions every year, since I live here. Whats the "right kind" of vehicle?

You mean like this one?

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1975-DATSUN-280Z-HATCHBACK-117129

I'm guessing he means that usually the vehicles that go through BJ auctions are all original or rare. This Z is all original other than the panasports and it doesnt list the mileage but I am assuming its low. 

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4 hours ago, S30Driver said:

Sorry to see your beautiful car go up for sale Matt.  If you go the Ebay route, someone here can submit it to BAT and you will get that additional exposure for free.  I submitted grannyknot's car & it was accepted.  Best of luck with your new business venture!

Thanks man.  I will let you know if I end up going that route.

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27 minutes ago, HaZmatt said:

I'm guessing he means that usually the vehicles that go through BJ auctions are all original or rare. 

That's not true in any way shape or form. But I suppose everyone is entitled to an opinion, even if its totally wrong. 

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I really wish you luck with your new business.
.... but I am truly sad to see you sell your car. I followed your build and lived the process with you it felt.
Wish there was another way for you to keep it. Hate to say it, but you will regret it one day.
Buying your car is a better proposition than finishing mine almost. Damm cdn peso just kills it for me though...

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51 minutes ago, wheee! said:

I really wish you luck with your new business.
.... but I am truly sad to see you sell your car. I followed your build and lived the process with you it felt.
Wish there was another way for you to keep it. Hate to say it, but you will regret it one day.
Buying your car is a better proposition than finishing mine almost. Damm cdn peso just kills it for me though...

Thank you sir. I wish there was another way too, believe me Iv'e thought about this for awhile. I do realize that I will regret it eventually but i'm willing to make the sacrifice. Besides I regret selling pretty much every car I've owned LOL.

If you can find the funds I would be happy to make you a great deal on it. I know you would appreciate it more than anyone. I would hate to sell it to some douche that throws it in a garage somewhere and doesn't truly enjoy it.

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