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Bought # 4858

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"So honey , I bought another Z today" 

instant response ," you've got to be fu@£NIH kidding me "

anyone else have this conversation-lol

Anyway, didn't see this one coming but it's landed in my lap. # 4858 , 5/70 build date. Still not even to my house yet and I've spent a total of 15 minutes looking at it.

Too many unknowns to answer anything specific , but it's definetly fixable . Actually in pretty decent shape- respective of its age. 

Update this when I get it home . 

 

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Every time I buy one there is always some kind of remark.  I look at it this way, if you got for a price where you can simply flip it the way it sits and make money, who cares. It's an investment. 

The cars I lose money on are the daily drivers, not Z's. That is my approach for the hobby. To me I get a kick out of the buying selling and working on them. 

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My wife is always encouraging me to buy Z cars! I am very fortunate for that... of course she knows I am emotionally attached to my Z cars LOL

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I think I saw that poor thing....craigslist?  Indiana somewhere.  Right?  I'm up by Fort Wayne. 

I think it was calling my name. Always exciting getting another Datsun.  Good luck!

Gary

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My wife is cool- I have 3 rollers now so she is getting numb to this. She also knows I've never lost $ on these deals . ESPECIALLY after acquiring the diesel Maxima


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I think I saw that poor thing....craigslist?  Indiana somewhere.  Right?  I'm up by Fort Wayne. 
I think it was calling my name. Always exciting getting another Datsun.  Good luck!
Gary


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What kind of abuse do you need to give a car to get a rusty STEERING wheel?? On the plus side the Datsun emblem glued to the air cleaner box might be metal and worth something to a 1970 restorer.

But back to 4858: looks like fun! Is it red or regular orange?


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Ah, the fun part.  I think I got .45 cents and a cough when I did mine!

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Looks like you found a good one,  interesting mount between the the front of the diff and the cross member, is that custom or maybe from a later model? It appears to be solid.

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12 hours ago, grannyknot said:

Looks like you found a good one,  interesting mount between the the front of the diff and the cross member, is that custom or maybe from a later model? It appears to be solid.

That is aftermarket. It is a solid one. 

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More pics . I think I can save the floors and probably 98% of the original metal. Might be different when I get all the floor far off of there , but so far looks good. The chassis is really in amazing condition for a 70 or any early Z. Almost all the interior panels are good enough and any tears in the vinyl were small. This will be a very nice car for someone. I plan on doing a major refresh and selling . 

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Interesting paperwork that came with the car shows the exchange of owners somewhere CA. BMV paper has statement from owner stating car was in storage from 1988-1996 - and at that time had 58k miles. Presently the odometer reads 59k miles. Looking over the car at every angle I would say the mileage probably could be correct , though no way to verify. I do have some names to try and seek out info. Accept for damage causing rust on the floor boards , this car is really clean. Only other damage I found besides the floor is the radiator core support was dinged somewhere in its life and I think I can dolly that straight. 

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Tough call . Since it's not a numbers matching car( no engine tag), not sure if color will make or break value. It is one of my least favorite colors , but it works well with original trim. Like to do something different and have lots of time to think about it.

Really like to do a black Z with white interior - but don't see any to compare . Or even crazier red interior . Just happy the car is so solid . 

Since i am likely not to keep it , I should go a stock configuration . Wish I could solicit a buyer first and build to their specs !

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Black is a hard color to do because the metal work has to be spot on. Black with red interior could be cool, I can't image white will stay pristine for long. If you're gonna sell it, a factory color combination is probably the wisest

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Not fond of the idea of a white interior. However, black and tan would be a great combo. Black and red as well - that's the color combo my E30 had. Black is a nightmare to keep clean though, so although it might look good, I don't think I would recommend it.

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