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1970 Franklin Mint 240Z up for Auction on BaT

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That's definitely his car. The Georgia plates give it away.

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Vehicular midlife crisis. In Fire Appliance Red, no less.

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Punchline: In this unique case, the G in G-nose stands for Grille. Yes. It's a genuine Fairlady ZGrille.

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Vehicular midlife crisis. In Fire Appliance Red, no less.
I though it might be 4RE red.

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2 hours ago, 240260280 said:

Don't forget the two 240z's that sold over $100,000 in 2018 thanks to @kats

 

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I didnt think those were "240z's"

I thought they were some other variety 

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1 hour ago, 240260280 said:

They were listed as 1996. They were from the restore program by Nissan USA.

I had heard that some of the VZ cars had sold at private auctions for $100K - that's great,  @kats is awesome!   

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9 minutes ago, Jason240z said:

What I don't get is the little circus that about 3 or 4 people have on their between themselves? It reads like they're bidding as they want to to be the first to pay 100K.

 

The comments section on Bring-a-Trailer auctions can be a bizarre watch. Having live bidders commenting on the very thing they are [potentially] buying opens up the way for all sorts of trouble.

Vintage automobile values require slow cooking. Blitzing the dish in a microwave is a mistake.

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8 hours ago, 240260280 said:

Don't forget the two 240z's that sold over $100,000 in 2018 thanks to @kats

 

I think you might want to re-punctuate that sentence. It's a perfect "Let's eat Grandma".

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4 hours ago, lonetreesteve said:

I had heard that some of the VZ cars had sold at private auctions for $100K - that's great,  @kats is awesome!   

I rather suspect that you just ate Grandma.

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On 6/3/2019 at 2:36 AM, HS30-H said:

I rather suspect that you just ate Grandma.

Thanks Alan , it took several hours to understand what you said . Now I found punctuation is important for sentences. 

I found this ,  “ a giant panda eats, shoots and leaves “ . This could be meant “ a giant panda with a gun ran into a restaurant and ... “ 

Anyway I just looked at the two Vintage Z cars at the auction floor . I didn’t bid for them . I don’t have money nor room for another Z without selling my cars .

I have heard a buyer of the Vintage Z complained about the car to the auction organizer after the bid .Still got troubled . I don’t know what is the problem . I guess the car’s condition is not sufficient for the buyer . If I were the buyer , I would have avoided bidding.Or made a bid knowing what I am going to buy .   I feel sorry for the two cars , they had not been taken care from the owner . People got excited about “ a barn find “ , but I think they should not have been in that condition.

So , six digits is much suitable for this HLS30-02545 . I hope this car finds a new good home . 

Kats

 

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This is the late, and very missed, Paul Taylor's car. It was my shop that brought it up to 295 points and serviced it for many years. Very fond memories of convoying to Z car shows with Paul and lovely wife Sandy.  Seeing all the crap going down on that site depresses me to no end

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6 hours ago, kats said:

Thanks Alan , it took several hours to understand what you said . Now I found punctuation is important for sentences. 

I found this ,  “ a giant panda eats, shoots and leaves “ . This could be meant “ a giant panda with a gun ran into a restaurant and ... “ 

Kats, he's referring to a funny joke in the English language.  It goes like this:

Let's eat Grandma

Let's eat, Grandma

* Commas save lives

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14 minutes ago, lonetreesteve said:

The Franklin Mint 240Z sold for $124,240.00!

madness isn't it.  A complete random blip on values though. 

I thought it was sweet how the regular bidders on that sellers cars were bidding against each other.

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On 6/2/2019 at 8:16 PM, HS30-H said:

Punchline: In this unique case, the G in G-nose stands for Grille. Yes. It's a genuine Fairlady ZGrille.

The fact is that you do not see many G-nose Z's here in NA so that one is a treat.  @gnosez's is my fav!

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1 hour ago, lonetreesteve said:

The Franklin Mint 240Z sold for $124,240.00!

WOW!!! 😯

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On 6/5/2019 at 8:50 PM, zspert said:

This is the late, and very missed, Paul Taylor's car. It was my shop that brought it up to 295 points and serviced it for many years. Very fond memories of convoying to Z car shows with Paul and lovely wife Sandy.  Seeing all the crap going down on that site depresses me to no end

Mike , I am with you . Thanks for telling me the story when I visited your shop last month. We know you are the best in the world . It is a Z heaven. Many gold medallion cars have been taken care of by you . 

Kats

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8 hours ago, Patcon said:

I am not sure it is a "complete random blip". Will be interesting to watch future high value cars. By the time I get my car done and running it will be too valuable to drive! :facepalm:

All the sold prices point towards it being so. The fact that its just a regular model at over twice the normal sale price for such a car.  It wasn't even a factory correct version.  Someone paid for it by bidding with Ego, only the seller won there.

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