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1970 240Z HLS30- 06026 For Sale (original)

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No, not offended ZH. I guess part of my point is we really know nothing about this person, partly because he is new. He may be broke, he may not be.

Also I wouldn't consider leaving 50% on the table squeezing a deal. $500, $1000 maybe...

I would have real reservations about feeling like I took advantage of someone. That's partly what struck me all wrong about the video link we had a while back about the TV guy buying the yellow automatic that he wanted to flip. He beat the guy down on price when he knew the original price was more than fair.

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1 hour ago, Patcon said:

No, not offended ZH. I guess part of my point is we really know nothing about this person, partly because he is new. He may be broke, he may not be.

Also I wouldn't consider leaving 50% on the table squeezing a deal. $500, $1000 maybe...

I would have real reservations about feeling like I took advantage of someone. That's partly what struck me all wrong about the video link we had a while back about the TV guy buying the yellow automatic that he wanted to flip. He beat the guy down on price when he knew the original price was more than fair.

That TV guy was Wheels Dealers and Mike Brewer a UK TV program. They contacted me ages ago in Australia (the production company) looking for a 240z to buy around $5k AUD. I told them not gonna happen, too cheap for our market. Although it does seem they try to make it appear as legitimate as possible, in reality much of that show is staged...

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I can't remember exactly who, but somebody here said that they knew the guy who bought that car from the Wheeler Dealer guys.  Or maybe he bought it from the guy that bought it..  Never did let anyone know what shape it was in or what they were planning to do with it.  Kind of sounded like they were going to undo everything that WD did and restore it.  

I know a guy who used to own a crab boat (actually a tender) and knew many of the crews on the Discovery show.  He said the same, lots of staging of events.  

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I ended up purchasing this Z and arrived this morning. The seller was very helpful throughout the process. It's now parked next to my 1971 series 1 which is also a 904 White with Blue interior. I paid more than what it was originally listed for but less than what some guesstimated, so I'm happy with the purchase. It needs a lot of work, but over all pretty solid and runs good. Not sure exactly what my plans are at this time but I will be changing out the door panels, recovering the seats and switching sides since they are currently mounted incorrectly.

I understand and agree with members that thought it should have sold for the original asking price when someone offered to buy it, but at the same time I understand the seller wanting more money when people suggested it was worth more.

Regardless, that's in the past and here we are now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good for you. Glad your happy and appreciate the update. I like white too!

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Looks like this deal ended OK for both parties, when at first it didn't look like it would.

Funny how color works. I like white on my M3 daily driver, which is a traditional color for German vintage cars, but don't care for it at all on a 240Z.

OTOH, I am putting the early Z car that I'm restoring back to its original #918 orange and that seems right for the car. Maybe it's because lots of early Z cars came in 918 orange and I'm used to it, but very few came in white.

 

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On 12/21/2016 at 2:53 PM, S30Driver said:

Very nice!   Three Z cars sitting together in that garage.  Could the 300 a twin turbo?

Yes, it's a TT with 14K original Miles. Not originally pictured is my 88 Turbo SS with 8K miles. I ended up with all white cars without planning on it.

 

Thanks to all for the comments.

Here are some pics.

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Patcon said:

That's a sharp looking engine!

Thank you.

 

OK, I just did a crazy thing this morning. Saw a 71 series 1 for sale on CL with the drive train/suspension completely removed but included,  VIN# 15652, only 1 VIN# before my 71 series one. Dash is crack free, comes with a flawless original window sticker, warranty booklet/card, paperwork, etc...

I ended up buying it. Guess the color.

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Cars that are next to each other in VIN # are usually the same colour. So white.

Engine bay looks like it has Mikuni Type R 40mm carbs. I'm guessing on a Mikuni manifold?

I'm 1 short of making a set of 3 of those carbs...

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Cars that are next to each other in VIN # are usually the same colour. So white.
Engine bay looks like it has Mikuni Type R 40mm carbs. I'm guessing on a Mikuni manifold?
I'm 1 short of making a set of 3 of those carbs...



Not sure what I'm doing at this point, went a bit overboard. I've become the Floyd Mayweather of Z Cars minus the millions in the bank.

Yes, 40mm, Mikuni manifold, but to be honest I'm not sure if they're type R's. It was a brand new complete set in the original box I purchased from a guy who bought them in the early 80's but had never installed them.


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Way to go - consecutive VINs - twins!  I wouldn't worry too much about the collection of cars.  I know plenty of guys with more than four cars; and then of course, there's Z-Mecca in Tampa.  You have a great collection going.  Love the triples and the wheels.

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20 hours ago, Gav240z said:

Simple sell the Z31, keep the S30Z's ;). You know you want to. haha.

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11 hours ago, 26th-Z said:

Way to go - consecutive VINs - twins!  I wouldn't worry too much about the collection of cars.  I know plenty of guys with more than four cars; and then of course, there's Z-Mecca in Tampa.  You have a great collection going.  Love the triples and the wheels.

Yes, definitely cool to have VIN twins, not as cool as your twins for sure. I drove my  71 to go see the car to have them next to each other just in case I didn't end up buying it.

Here are some pic I managed to save from the ad before the seller removed it. Super straight, no rust, quarters never repaired and still have the factory spot weld marks, same with rockers. It seemed to have its factory paint but aftermarket mirrors have been added to the doors :(. Dash is 99.9% crack free, there was a 1/8" or less star shape clean pattern barely noticeable i found. Comes with all parts including #'s matching motor plus a spare L24. Interior is all in place including all body panels, minus front hood and headlight buckets which as mentioned are included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 12/24/2016 at 2:41 PM, oemz said:

OK, I just did a crazy thing this morning. Saw a 71 series 1 for sale on CL with the drive train/suspension completely removed but included,  VIN# 15652, only 1 VIN# before my 71 series one. Dash is crack free, comes with a flawless original window sticker, warranty booklet/card, paperwork, etc...

I ended up buying it. Guess the color.

So you are the one who beat me to the punch on this car!  I texted Shawn the seller on Saturday, asking if the car was still available and he texted me back a little later and said: "Hey Steve, sorry but I just sold the Datsun".  Looks to be a great find, Oemz. Congrats!

I've owned two 904 White 240Zs, a '72 and a '71. The '71 had the blue interior that I bought out of Phoenix back in 2007 and then refreshed. I love both the white/blue combo and the blue/blue combo on the '70 and '71 240Zs!  On the '70 and '71 white and blue 240Zs, the blue interiors were far less common than the black interiors.

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Hi Steve,

 

Yes, it was me. It was very close to my house so I had that to my advantage. I remember seeing pic of your 71, very clean Z.  I wasn't a fan of the blue interior until I owned it and got to see it in person. Now, it's my favorite of the interior colors. I've owned all colors and the blue is very special, looks really nice on a sunny clear day while driving. 

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