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[SOLD] 1973 Datsun 240Z Scarab

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1973 240Z Scarab for sale,  I'm listing the car for my Father. 

 

My Dad has owned the car since 1981.  True survivor, non molested with less than 30K original miles.  327,  Super T-10, Cromodora wheels finished in Safari Gold.  Garage kept in New Mexico and never abused.  Interested parties please reply with contact information.  Accepting offers. More pictures for serious buyers upon request.  Car will be released upon receipt of cash in person with any shipping the responsibility of the buyer.  Thanks for the interest, a truly nice car.

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Do you have any documentation?  A build sheet?  Provenance?  1/4 mile time slips?  Would make it more interesting.  

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Thanks for all of the interest!

 

My Dad bought the car in 1981 pretty much as it sits (aside from routine maintenance).  My Dad added adjustable coil-over suspension, he also upgraded the front brakes to vented rotors with 4-piston calipers.   The gentleman he bought the car from (in Arkansas) said he ordered the car directly from Brian Morrow, but my Dad did not get any documentation when he bought the car.  

Rare rust free example.  The original Magnesium Cromodora wheelset is included.

The car has been truly babied, so no 1/4 times.  

Asking price is $43K. 

 

My Dad is more than happy to "talk shop" with interested people, just send me a note with contact info.

 

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Nice car!  I loved the Scarab as a kid...  this one looks very clean.  Documentation will help sell it at that price.  Can your dad get any docs for it?

Check out our Scarab forum for more information about the conversion and any additional details you may need with the listing.

Mike

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47 minutes ago, riverstonefly said:

Would be much easier if you just posted what you'd like to get sir.

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I added to my original posting with some additional information as well as the asking price ($43k).  Thanks for the interest!

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I added to my original posting with some additional information as well as the asking price ($43k).  Thanks for the interest!
43k.....dude

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17 hours ago, riverstonefly said:

43k.....dude emoji55.png

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I've always found it better that unless someone asks for my opinion, I just keep it to myself.

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He only has two posts.  And I think his avatar is a Porsche.  Maybe he was being ironic.
Sorry fellas just guess I'm out the loop on what something like this is worth. Yes I've owned many 911's but Ive been searching for a 240 and didn't expect them to bring this kind of $.

Sorry
Jr

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6 minutes ago, riverstonefly said:

Sorry fellas just guess I'm out the loop on what something like this is worth. Yes I've owned many 911's but Ive been searching for a 240 and didn't expect them to bring this kind of $.

Sorry
Jr

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A Scarab is a very unique car. They tend to be very rare and one in great shape could bring this kind of money.

Early year 240z's are bringing this kind of money and more if they are the right car in the right place...

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The Scarab 240Z's are unusual and of higher value than the common 240Z to many people.  Especially if they were built by the guy that designed them (I think that's the guy, right, Brian Morrow?).

Here's a link - http://www.zhome.com/rnt/v8.html

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On ‎2‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 2:57 AM, riverstonefly said:

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This isn't some V8 swap done by a couple of rednecks in a shed over a weekend.  I remember reading about these when I was a kid. It is a matter of finding the right buyer. I wish I didn't have a wife.  :( 

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Hi, 

Interested in the Scarab you have for sale, just wanted  to know if it was still available and if so, how can I contact you.  My email address is tony@derosewine.com and Phone number is 831-636-9143.  Hope to hear back from you.

Thank you

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Without verifiable documentation, this is just another V8 conversion. If I was contemplating paying 43-large for something described as "rare", "original" and "a survivor", I'd expect at least a modicum of documentation and certainly more photos showing the unique features and modifications that make this something other than a good fake. If it was converted by Scarab it's a low option version, no flares, different rear spoiler, etc.

Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be definitive information on the differences between factory vs. self-converted cars.

Caveat emptor, friends.

And seller, if you don't like my opinion, that's your issue, not mine.

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On 2/28/2018 at 2:35 AM, 87mj said:

This isn't some V8 swap done by a couple of rednecks in a shed over a weekend.  I remember reading about these when I was a kid. It is a matter of finding the right buyer. I wish I didn't have a wife.  :( 

Ahhh...memories of beating a dent in the shock towers with a small sledge so the 351 Cleveland would fit in to the little Ford Futura engine bay.  Good times...

It was a barn though, not a shed.

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On 2/28/2018 at 2:35 AM, 87mj said:

This isn't some V8 swap done by a couple of rednecks in a shed over a weekend.  

This is the basic problem of "no paperwork".  Can't tell where it came from.  If you could get even some old letters or find some scribble marks in the engine bay, it would add a lot.

Some rednecks do fine work too.

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41 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

Some rednecks do fine work too. 

I could resemble that remark. I am sure I know people that would classify me as such...🤣

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1 hour ago, Patcon said:

I could resemble that remark. I am sure I know people that would classify me as such...🤣

Well, you are in the correct general geographic area.  But, probably not rural enough to get full credit.  You may need to move outside the city limits, drive an old Ford pick up, and have a slobbering hound in the truck bed. to become "Fully Qualified".LOL.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redneck

Dennis

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