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1970 Franklin Mint 240Z up for Auction on BaT

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Nice to see it finally listed so he can stop advertising it everywhere.

 

 

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Jason240z, why so bitter?  Worst thing about these forums is jealousy filled participants that don't offer anything productive but rather spend their time taking meaningless shots for no obvious or productive reason 

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29 minutes ago, Soggyfishtaco said:

Jason240z, why so bitter?  Worst thing about these forums is jealousy filled participants that don't offer anything productive but rather spend their time taking meaningless shots for no obvious or productive reason 

Welcome to the forum soggyfish.

There's no jealousy here, at all.  That car has been on every facebook group in the whole galaxy over 10000000 times.  Maybe I just dont' really appreciate dealers/flippers/speculators clogging up everything for their own interests.

Its a nice car.

Glad you joined here to contribute your opinions, all opinions are welcome.

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Will be interesting to watch for sure

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The VIN number is not super low but it has a lot of pedigree and documentation to counter that.

Does anyone see any flaws in the car?

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7 minutes ago, Patcon said:

Does anyone see any flaws in the car?

There are a few, but also a few items in which I am thinking that my stuff isn't correct and this one is.   It's kind of like a 'Where is Waldo' game to me, where you try and find the items that are not correct.  

The one item that has me intrigued is the antenna stack.  There is a missing black collar that would be in the middle of the antenna stack and it does not seem to affect the assembly.  It intrigues me because I have good top and bottom pieces for the '73 antenna, but all my middle sections are severely oxidized.  Maybe I don't need it.

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1 hour ago, Soggyfishtaco said:

Jason240z, why so bitter?  Worst thing about these forums is jealousy filled participants that don't offer anything productive but rather spend their time taking meaningless shots for no obvious or productive reason 

Are you talking about this forum?

If so, you might want to reserve your opinion until you are a little better acquainted with it.

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1 hour ago, Patcon said:

The VIN number is not super low but it has a lot of pedigree and documentation to counter that.

Does anyone see any flaws in the car?

Its a nice car, you can't say anything 'bad' about it.  However its not been restored to total factory 'spec/standards'.  Nice car though.

 

 

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I sort of see it as the "Where is Waldo" game too. Although a number of you guys are better at it than me. My memory for the details just isn't good enough any more to critique a car at this level. I can get the big stuff but the little details, not so much

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1 hour ago, Mark Maras said:

  I like the OCD discussions about details. It's the Hoover in me. 

Here's a little background music to play while you're Hoovering.

Dennis

 

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If a 240Z (HLS30) can hit six figures, this is one of them.  I saw this car at the convention in Syracuse.

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16 minutes ago, 26th-Z said:

If a 240Z (HLS30) can hit six figures, this is one of them.  I saw this car at the convention in Syracuse.

I would agree

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Are you talking about this forum?
If so, you might want to reserve your opinion until you are a little better acquainted with it.



I would echo this sentiment - this is one of my absolute favourite / friendly car forums and why I lurk a lot. Lots of very lovely people here.

Read Jason’s words in the spirit he meant them. Knowing him in person, he’s a very decent chap with a no nonsense attitude. He’s also a total connoisseur of Datsuns and Bimota bikes!!
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This car is an inspiration to me as I start on my own restoration.  Astounding that this is a 25 year old restoration.

@motorman7 I like your "Where's Waldo" analogy to spotting items that may not be technically correct.  I had to look long and hard, but I found three. First I would comment that it feels petty even mentioning them on such an immaculate car but here they are anyway, please correct me if I am wrong.

- Later gas cap with bar type handle

- Later replacement alternator, should be "grapefruit style"

- Has series two dash with provision for cigarette lighter and on/off marking for hazard light switch

Again there so much to like about this car that these type of issues are eclipsed by what is right and its history.

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Well, the car is up to $93K with 4 days left in the auction.....getting closer to breaking the $100K barrier! 

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13 minutes ago, jfa.series1 said:

And... one has to love the originality of the bid amount! :wow:

I know who placed the bid. He was at the ZCON in Memphis. I believe this G Nose was his car.

G Nose.jpg

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