Red Pickles

1974 Datsun 260z

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    I came across this car in an abandoned smog shop. The engine has yet to be found but the transmission is there. Just want to see if anyone is interested or knows what I should do with it. The body is straight and glass is perfect, other than the 20+ years of dust. Pink in hand. Thanks for any information about this car. 

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    serial number: 01356? or is there a 3 behind that?  if not.. one of the early 260z's ?  (it looks like there is also a faint 3 behind the enginenumber?)

    I've got an engine for that car.. but no free spot in my garage …  at the moment...  pm me a price.. (incl. sending it to the port of Rotterdam Netherlands)

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    The tag reads L26 - 087013   RLS30 - 033565

    You have the pink slip in hand so I assume you want to sell it?  I would pull it out and hose it off first then give it a wash and find out what you have, a solid rust free shell is always desirable.  Without the numbers matching engine it will be worth a lot less but there will be many buyers that won't mind that at all,  engines are still pretty easy to find.

    What a great find, lots of potential.  Please post some pics after the clean up and of the interior.

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    I'm trying to post the blow up of the Vin tag but doesn't seem to be working, if you can blow it up the numbers are clearly visible. I'll keep trying.

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    4 hours ago, grannyknot said:

    The tag reads L26 - 087013   RLS30 - 033565

    You have the pink slip in hand so I assume you want to sell it?  I would pull it out and hose it off first then give it a wash and find out what you have, a solid rust free shell is always desirable.  Without the numbers matching engine it will be worth a lot less but there will be many buyers that won't mind that at all,  engines are still pretty easy to find.

    What a great find, lots of potential.  Please post some pics after the clean up and of the interior.

     

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    It's a "small bumper" car so more desirable.  Too bad the back bumper has been replaced with wood.  It's been bumped from behind.  Is that old growth fir?

    Super easy to get running.  Any L series engine and transmission should drop right in.  Look around for the drive (propeller) shaft.  Besides the engine, probably the only other drive train part of significant value.   The radiator might be good to have also.

    Is pre-75 still emissions free in California?  That's a bonus.  But CA also has those "non-op" back fees.  Are there fees to be paid before title transfer?

    I don't know the ID number system well but the FSM implies that it's not a US or Canada car.  No "U".   Don't know if the FSM is right or not.  Which side is the steering wheel on?

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    20 hours ago, Zed Head said:

    Which side is the steering wheel on? 

     

    There's a small clue in the picture he posted.... Unless this is one of those mysterious models with passenger brakes....

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    Dang.  I'm slow.

    Seems to have potential.  That layer of dust probably shielded the interior and paint from UV rays.

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    17 hours ago, wal280z said:

    Unless this is one of those mysterious models with passenger brakes....

    hahaha..  LMAO   Reminds me the time an celebrating HONDA dealer had the new Prelude for sale, it was the one with everything on it, the most powerfull type.. the director/salesman  hassitated to let someone drive it.. he came to me (this was in the '90's )  and he said: you drive a sportscar,  i need someone to drive that car, you don't have to be buying.. just that people see this car on the road..  now, i did and just before a roundaboud there was a road to the right.. i took that one very fast and he ( the salesman)... sitting in the pass.seat..  was breaking very hard..  Hahaha  he thought i was going for the roundabout, then my speed would indeed be a bit high!  we laughed it off later..

    And on topic... zedhead, you can also see the way the windscreenwiper is placed that this is a LHD car..   still laughing about those passenger brakes haha.. he was stamping at nothing..

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