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Best place to find a Z?

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So far I've been only looking at local Craigslist to stay updated on Z prices, with new post alerts sent to my email.

But I wonder, is there a better place to find a Z? I am aware of the For Sale and the Internet Finds forums. Problem is that's over the whole US, sometimes Canada, and not only S30s.

It doesn't necessarily have to contain only road-ready Zs, as I don't mind learning. I'd love to hear where y'all found your Z.

Also, I'd rather it were based in Texas, or someplace close by... Am I asking for too much?

PS: I'm not actively looking for one, I just wanna know if I should be watching other markets ^_^

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6 hours ago, lordkarma88 said:

PS: I'm not actively looking for one, I just wanna know if I should be watching other markets ^_^

Decide how far you are willing to drive to see or pick up a car and start looking in those states as well, if there is a car that is too far away have a look on the members map to see if one of our members lives close enough to go have a look at it for you.

I'm not actively looking for a Z at the moment either but I watch Craiglist, kijiji and Bat just i case,  don't want to miss out:rolleyes:

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Look anywhere you want to find at Z.  However, if you are serious, it will all come down to how badly you want it. 

In the search for my 240Z way back in 2003, I was in arguably the ideal part of the country to find one: Southern California. That said, I had very specific parameters (red or orange with original paint, low miles, no rust, crack-free dash, to name a few).  Unfortunately I was not having much luck finding one nearby.  I searched for cars on Hemmings Motor News and found a couple of promising leads in the New York State and New Jersey Area.  I flew across the country to see them.  They were nice, but it my gut told me to pass.  A few weeks later, an orange '72 was advertised on Hemmings in Kansas.  I met the original owner, who purchased the car for his wife on Mother's Day 1972.  Aside from a few door dings from being a lower mileage (~35K original) garage queen around children with bikes, it was a solid car. He kept the original wheels and tires, which was a nice bonus.  We struck a fair deal for both parties and I had it shipped back to California.

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Look anywhere you want to find at Z.  However, if you are serious, it will all come down to how badly you want it. 
In the search for my 240Z way back in 2003, I was in arguably the ideal part of the country to find one: Southern California. That said, I had very specific parameters (red or orange with original paint, low miles, no rust, crack-free dash, to name a few).  Unfortunately I was not having much luck finding one nearby.  I searched for cars on Hemmings Motor News and found a couple of promising leads in the New York State and New Jersey Area.  I flew across the country to see them.  They were nice, but it my gut told me to pass.  A few weeks later, an orange '72 was advertised on Hemmings in Kansas.  I met the original owner, who purchased the car for his wife on Mother's Day 1972.  Aside from a few door dings from being a lower mileage (~35K original) garage queen around children with bikes, it was a solid car. He kept the original wheels and tires, which was a nice bonus.  We struck a fair deal for both parties and I had it shipped back to California.
Wow. That's some dedication. Not sure I really want to do that much... Though I might need to if I wanna find anything nice now

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I check searchtempest.com every Monday. I wasn't looking either and wound up with three. Luckily sold one and made double what I paid. The other two are downstairs and worth 10 times what paid.  Buy one, you can't go wrong. Of course you should let us critique to death. LOL

 

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Yep, this series 1 sold in less than an hour. Seattle and Oregon always seem to have killer deals going on

 

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8 hours ago, siteunseen said:

I check searchtempest.com every Monday.

 

That's just what I needed. Thanks!

And damn that looked like a good deal.

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18 hours ago, lordkarma88 said:

Lol. Just finished saving all possible searches on CL. I sure hope this was worth 2 hours :blink:

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Searchtempest.com will do the same thing and has distances so you can customize it.

The $1,500 car looks like a scam. I have a hard time believing it was legit unless someone laid eyes on it.

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It wasn't a scam, friend of a friend was talking to the guy to go pick it up, but someone else beat him to it. 

Same way this one wasn't a scam as I spoke with the seller via phone, and he even offered facetime. (also in Washington area)

 

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Yeah, I used searchtempest (actually autotempest) and then saved all the searches. Problem with searchtempest is I don't see a way to only show stuff you haven't seen before. The CL alerts send me an email everytime something new is posted

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My advice would be to be patient.  I decided on a whim to buy one.  That moment, I started searching and found one on Craigslist 3 hours from me. Rust free 60k mile car. The first one I looked at.  The owner told me he had another guy coming tomorrow to buy it and pay his asking price.  I haven't been in the market for one since 1985 so I didn't know they were collectable cars.  I thought sure there is but I bought it anyway.  But knowing what I know now.... 

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22 hours ago, lordkarma88 said:

Yeah, I used searchtempest (actually autotempest) and then saved all the searches. Problem with searchtempest is I don't see a way to only show stuff you haven't seen before. The CL alerts send me an email everytime something new is posted

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That's true  for what I know of it. I just browse through every so often. I know what's new and what's old

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I searched all over the West Coast but didn't really see anything I liked in my price point. I picked mine up from a guy who replied to my wanted ad I placed on craigslist. He didn't have it listed anywhere. I'm in Oregon though so there are quite a few of them around me.

I'd say put out some wanted ads just in case someone stumbles upon it.

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I have a 77 /280z forsale in Amarillo', I intended to restore this car but heatl and age has caught up to me. I'm asking $4700  OBS offer. I put it on ebay bur go no firm bids. Car has very little rust , bottom of  fenders and frame rails. 

floor boards are solid and spare tire area is perfect  condition with spare, jack,tools and air bottle never removed. Send email for pictures.

 

 

 

 

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I have a 77 /280z forsale in Amarillo', I intended to restore this car but heatl and age has caught up to me. I'm asking $4700  OBS offer. I put it on ebay bur go no firm bids. Car has very little rust , bottom of  fenders and frame rails. 
floor boards are solid and spare tire area is perfect  condition with spare, jack,tools and air bottle never removed. Send email for pictures.
 
 
 
 
Haha, I said I'm not actively looking for one but thanks anyway LOL

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