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7 hours ago, 240260280 said:

Meanwhile, back in the factory, production is in full swing. 100Z's made in Oct. 1969:

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Great photos of factory build, do you have any more of the various stages of construction. Would love to see a sequence of the 240Z being put together from new.

 

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The picture of the motor being put in from the bottom must not be a series 1 car as the fan isn't metal.

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6 hours ago, w3wilkes said:

The picture of the motor being put in from the bottom must not be a series 1 car as the fan isn't metal.

Some of the early Z's did have plastic fan blades but they said FairladyZ on the side. 🙂

The line worker's had hats in the early photos but  helmets later.

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4 hours ago, 240260280 said:

Some of the early Z's did have plastic fan blades but they said FairladyZ on the side. 🙂

The line worker's had hats in the early photos but  helmets later.

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In the 1st picture other than knowing it's a right hand drive what's to say it's a series 1 car?

That fan in the 2nd picture (a fun picture I might add) doesn't appear to have a clutch like the stock nylon fan and fewer blades. This motor looks like it's "going to the races".

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Arrival of 3 promotion cars in USA: Date unknown but Pre-Oct 22, 1969

  • HLS30-00006 (green) (became Bob Sharp's 33)
  • HLS30-00007 (red)
  • HLS30-00008 (silver)

These cars were used in the USA for promotional photos and car shows. #6 was damaged in Jan 1970 and given to Sharp.

Thanks to @26th-Z for the photo of #6 at the Boston Auto Show in 1969.

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#7 in 1969

 

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October 22, 1969

NYC International Preview at the Pierre Hotel.  @kats

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Colourized photograph of unveiling HLS30-00006 in NYC on Oct 22, 1969

 

Also on same day, Nissan Motor Corporation issued the press release below:

 

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7 hours ago, 240260280 said:

October 22, 1969

NYC International Preview at the Pierre Hotel. No photos yet.

Kats and Alan posted pictures of the Pierre Hotel event in posts 108-110 in your other thread below.  The two Japanese ladies rolling the car cover back on the green car is a photo of the Pierre Hotel.  The overhead photo of the larger group with the silver car is the LA Hilton event.

 

 

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On 10/23/2019 at 1:33 AM, Mike B said:

Kats and Alan posted pictures of the Pierre Hotel event in posts 108-110 in your other thread below.  The two Japanese ladies rolling the car cover back on the green car is a photo of the Pierre Hotel.  The overhead photo of the larger group with the silver car is the LA Hilton event.

Thanks Mike!  I thought they all were from the LA Hilton.  I'll update the above post.

btw  Happy 50th Birthday to all your Oct 1969 Z's!!!

 

 

OCT 23, 1969 USA Article Detroit

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OCT 26, 1969 USA Article Phoenix

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On 1/5/2019 at 9:36 AM, Namerow said:

Even the Harvey's fast-food franchise is gone.  For non-Canadians, Harvey's make the world's best, greasiest onion rings (along with a nuclear hamburger and a tasty-but-highly-synthetic milkshake).

There is still a Harvey's or two in Calgary! And they are great.

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Always loved Harvey's here in Canada... not sure when they opened here but I can remember them back at least 35 years.... 

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Oct 30, 1969

Boston Auto Show 

Great photo of HLS30-00006 thanks to @26th-Z

Note the white turn lights, tan interior. This car was given to Bob Sharp in Jan of 1970 and her started racing it as 33 shortly after.

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Same car in May, 1970

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Another photo at same show

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15 hours ago, Jenifer Tail said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is this a plug for a 1990's used car lot?

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