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Kats,

I think you said that the intake manifold on the Bonhams car was for an automatic?  What about it would make it for an automatic?

Other comments about this car come from Ben's observation about when it was put on the block.  That could have been a significant factor in the final price.  Hey Ben!  We can count on you to feel up a ZG!

The paint quality was obviously bad - in the worst of obviously spots!  Same for the fit of the front fenders.  I almost want to think it was crashed.

Finally, a shout-out to Zed Head.  You could learn a lot from this site!

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Alan , I too think  that horizontal ribs are must be prototype, very unique.

Other things which should be treated with caution are , they are I have been telling too , the difference in light cover trim ring .

The one in the picture has trimmed bottom  of the ring to be flattened for the bumper .

And the screw positioning is different from the ordinary production cars .

Kats

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Hi Chris!

I said because the balance tube has a chopped rubber pipe , which  can be seen for the automatic transmission, automatic transmission needs a vacuum pipe for its operation. The first picture is my November 1971 car .

Kats

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37 minutes ago, 26th-Z said:

The paint quality was obviously bad - in the worst of obviously spots!  Same for the fit of the front fenders.  I almost want to think it was crashed.

 

I think the weight of evidence - suspected replacement of radiator core support panel, non-factory finish on undersides of bonnet extension and headlamp cowls, bad fit of headlamp cowls, rippled fenders/wing tops etc - points towards a front-ender at some point in the past. Not surprising in the grand scheme of things, and - of course - rectifiable. The new owner will hopefully put some effort into that.

I don't want us to break a butterfly on a wheel here, as the car has a new owner and hopefully it will see some sympathetic rectification. What disappoints is the sales hype and presentation of the car by Bonhams, and some sections of the press, as an excellent example of type. I'm disappointed at the previous owners too. They could have done better by this car.   

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One thing about an automatic transmission,

after September 1972 ( after HS30-100001) the lower nose began to have air guides for an automatic transmission ZG .

This made me think the Bonhams ZG would be an automatic transmission car , but the story would be different, the lower nose which has air guides would be a later replacement. Many of my ZG friends said when you buying the lower nose from Nissan back in 90s , it always came with a air guides . 

Note the car in a show room is an early example, with an automatic transmission badge on the left corner of the tail gate . 

Kats

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