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    Oh wonderful. No time or space to get it. 

    Just a lousy 77 anyway..  hehehehehehe

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    Oh wonderful. No time or space to get it. 
    Just a lousy 77 anyway..  hehehehehehe

    The good news is it takes up less garage space than a traditional Z...
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    2 minutes ago, wheee! said:

    $18,000 value haha!!

    Still, lots of good parts!

    The value is based on the current market value with out the damage. The car probably wasn't quite there but not a total miss either. It's a shame it isn't a little earlier for your door cards. I figured the "Emporium" needed to restock after your shopping sprees! LOL

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    The value is based on the current market value with out the damage. The car probably wasn't quite there but not a total miss either. It's a shame it isn't a little earlier for your door cards. I figured the "Emporium" needed to restock after your shopping sprees! LOL

    The emporium has multiple levels and rooms with labyrinthine catwalks stocked with mostly pre-75 pristine parts.... I don’t think there is a danger of the emporium running low for a while!

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    That's a good donor car for sure.  

    I'm amazed at the parts I was able to pull off this one (all in boxes now) .  It's saved me a ton of money and anguish.

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    Dunno. I texted a local collector and he might look into it. You know who I’m talking about Jim...

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    10 hours ago, grannyknot said:

    That will teach him not to remove the diving board bumpers,   what do you think it will go for?

    I don't really know. When Walter's car went through Copart a year or so ago it went to like $4k but it was a 240 and not nearly as badly hit. I would be surprised if it brought 10% of the advertised ACV because it's a 280z. Usually cars tend to bring about 30% of a reasonable fair market value. If you said the car was worth 8k that would be what, like $2,400. The car is a total loss and not getting repaired like many of these cars do. So that makes it a parts car; so I think $2400 is way too high. I will watch it. I would think being in Canada should make it cheaper too, less competition. WAG would be $1,000 or so. It's not "pure sale" so the seller might have unreasonable expectations. If you end up being the high bidder there is nothing wrong with not negotiating on their counter offers and sticking with your initial bid. I have done this many times on the same car. Eventually they figure out it's not going to bring what they want. Keep in mind the additional fees for the total price!

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    I have a friend going to look at it Monday. If it is decent, we will pick it up if the price is still reasonable and part it out between our two builds and sell the remainder to others interested in parts. Hate to see this get crushed and there is really no chance of it being restored with out a chop job....

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    Bidding is at $1250 already and the car is worth about that. The dashpad is cracked, the quarters are bondo'd, stock running gear and unknown engine condition. Roof, doors and hatch look good and wheels and tires are ok. Interior is filthy but seats are okay. Frame (body) is twisted and the front end is a goner. Not worth $1500 in my opinion. No value left to either make a profit or make it worthwhile.

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    51 minutes ago, wheee! said:

    Bidding is at $1250 already and the car is worth about that. The dashpad is cracked, the quarters are bondo'd, stock running gear and unknown engine condition. Roof, doors and hatch look good and wheels and tires are ok. Interior is filthy but seats are okay. Frame (body) is twisted and the front end is a goner. Not worth $1500 in my opinion. No value left to either make a profit or make it worthwhile.

    At $1250 it will end up being $1500 with all the fees tacked on

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    The prices on the COPART site are in $CAD

    So the bid of $1150 CAD is only $864 USD, but the reserve is not met yet.

    The listed value of $18,000 CAD is really $13,530 USD.

    Not knowing where the reserve is, it may still get to high for a parts car.

    Then add on the cost of going to get it, or have it shipped.

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    I’m 3 hours away, my friend is 20 minutes away. Even 1200 Cdn is too much for this one.

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    The car sold. Did anyone see what it actually went for? I wasn't able to watch it.

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    They tend to move some when they cross the block. Sometimes surprisingly so

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    Well a local spy just asked if I have any fenders and hood for sale. Seems a friend of a friend bought this thing and thinks they can save it.  Gotta love a dreamer.

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    That's ambitious!

    Probably salvageable if the firewall and cowl area aren't too bad, but it's a lot of work and will probably need the whole right side of the engine bay. Along with a radiator support

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    My friend looked at it in person. It will need MAJOR front end welding and metal replacement or a tubular frame.
    The engine bay is badly crumpled on the passenger side.

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    Fibreglas rear bumper, cracked dash, stock drivetrain, stock brakes, interior is filthy, bondo on the quarter panels, lumps in the paint show poor body work.
    Glass was good, tires and wheels were still good, but overall, nothing spectacular or worth more than what it sold for.

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    I am assuming Jim looked at it and determined the quarters were filled. That was one of the aspects that gave the car value until you find out they are previously damaged

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    2 hours ago, wheee! said:

    Fibreglas rear bumper, cracked dash, stock drivetrain, stock brakes, interior is filthy, bondo on the quarter panels, lumps in the paint show poor body work.
    Glass was good, tires and wheels were still good, but overall, nothing spectacular or worth more than what it sold for.

    That doesn't sound too far off from a lot of the members cars when they started their projects, mine included.

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