lonetreesteve

HLS30-00640 Up for Auction on eBay

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This car looks to be too far gone to restore IMHO. Does not have its original matching-numbers engine (L26). The seller is being very honest when he states that the car is "Extremely rusty and needs a total restoration"  However, it could be a good parts car for someone who has a '69 production 240Z or a 1/70 build and needs the clear rear hatch glass, early hood, etc (assuming that at least some of the 1/70 240Zs had these parts). Here's the link:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264351203157?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true&autorefresh=true

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$1700 and reserve not met, even for a parts car it seems high for the condition. Hard to say what is going to still be original and/or usable. The center console is of a later year. Interesting tail pipes too. JMO

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11 minutes ago, Terrapin Z said:

$1700 and reserve not met, even for a parts car it seems high for the condition. Hard to say what is going to still be original and/or usable. The center console is of a later year. Interesting tail pipes too. JMO

Agreed. $1,700.00 with reserve not met seems high.  However, if this car has an early hood, how much are they worth?  And the clear rear hatch glass an other rare early Z parts? 

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Hard to see either of those pieces in the pic's supplied on eBay. (Hood and rear glass.) I am sure a few early parts are there but condition is a factor. Are they worth the reserve price?     $?.??

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That's a shame. The last clear glass I saw discussed was in the $2k range. So the glass alone makes the car appealing to someone who has the right car needing parts.

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2 hours ago, Patcon said:

That's a shame. The last clear glass I saw discussed was in the $2k range. So the glass alone makes the car appealing to someone who has the right car needing parts.

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Wow, I didn't know the clear glass is worth $2K, but makes sense when you consider how rare and what the demand is. The rear hatch louvers on this car probably saved the glass. I wonder how much an early hood is worth?

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35 minutes ago, lonetreesteve said:

Wow, I didn't know the clear glass is worth $2K, but makes sense when you consider how rare and what the demand is. The rear hatch louvers on this car probably saved the glass. I wonder how much an early hood is worth?

If I had to guess $600-1000 depending on condition. Most of the hoods I see for sale are about $300. So I doubled that and went from there. I don't know that I've ever seen an early hood

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Yesterday I spoke briefly with the seller Roy and he confirmed that the rear hatch glass is clear without any rear defogger lines.  I also asked him what the reserve was and all he said was that is was higher than the current high bid of $1,700.00. No pictures in the listing of the underside of the hood to see if it's an early one. The auction ends today. Anyone interested in the car can call Roy at 905-704-8475.

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4 hours ago, Terrapin Z said:

$1900 now and still reserve not met.

 

 

Auction ended with the car bid up to $3,150.00 and still didn't meet the reserve.

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9 hours ago, lonetreesteve said:

 

Auction ended with the car bid up to $3,150.00 and still didn't meet the reserve.

Ok, so now they're just being silly. The car is a total loss! Not enough in parts to justify that price.

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9 hours ago, Patcon said:

The car is a total loss! Not enough in parts to justify that price.

"I know what I got" 

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6 minutes ago, Terrapin Z said:

"I know what I got" 

Sounds like you spoke with him as well because that's what he told me! 

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4 minutes ago, lonetreesteve said:

Sounds like you spoke with him as well because that's what he told me! 

lol, I did not call him, just something I see on FB all the time, when the prices are ridiculous.

Kind of like "it ran when I parked it there"

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Too bad. I know what he's got too. And lot's of it! Rust... and a title...

This where the problem really lies. Not very much car there to work with but the value is in the VIN

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His title is probably rusty too. lol

122 feedback with only 5 being as a seller, 2 cars ( a Jag for $510 and an RX7 for $3700) 2 trailers and one unknown. all more than a year old. 6 pages of feedback as a buyer, again all over a year old.

Classiccarconnection00 makes him sound like a car dealer or something.  ???

 

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Could be, I think he over estimates the value of "what he's got..."

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1 minute ago, Patcon said:

Could be, I think he over estimates the value of "what he's got..."

Yes, that is exactly what he's doing!  Because when you look at what this car is with its original matching-number engine is long gone, and even though the low VIN is great, it's one of the most rusted 240Zs that I have ever seen that anyone has tried to sell as a restoration project. It would be a completely different story if the car's build date was a month earlier.  I think were all in agreement here, it's a parts car and nothing more.

If the rear hatch glass is worth $1.8k to $2k and IF the car has an early hood, it's worth $600.00 or $700.00? The Series I steering wheel at $300.00 at best, the Series I console was replaced with a beaten up '72-73 console, the early seat belts are probably loaded with rust and not sure if this car would even have had the pricey plastic inspection lid pieces or not? 

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14 minutes ago, lonetreesteve said:

Yes, that is exactly what he's doing!  Because when you look at what this car is with its original matching-number engine is long gone, and even though the low VIN is great, it's one of the most rusted 240Zs that I have ever seen that anyone has tried to sell as a restoration project. It would be a completely different story if the car's build date was a month earlier.  I think were all in agreement here, it's a parts car and nothing more.

If the rear hatch glass is worth $1.8k to $2k and IF the car has an early hood, it's worth $600.00 or $700.00? The Series I steering wheel at $300.00 at best, the Series I console was replaced with a beaten up '72-73 console, the early seat belts are probably loaded with rust and not sure if this car would even have had the pricey plastic inspection lid pieces or not? 

Totally agree. I am not sure the car would survive the trip in one piece onto and off of the trailer. It's a shame, but when the outside looks that bad, then all the sheet metal is thin and badly corroded in the concealed spaces. You would have to have two donor cars to come up with enough panels to salvage this one. And you would basically have to take the car almost all the way apart to do it.

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It's sad to see such an early car in such deplorable condition.  For the longest time these vehicles were seen as disposable and fell pray to adolescent whims and abuse.  I plead guilty to hammering a few Z cars in my youth.

I applause those who saw beyond that and preserved the ones that are quickly approaching the half-century milestone.

 

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1 hour ago, DatsunZGuy said:

It's sad to see such an early car in such deplorable condition.  For the longest time these vehicles were seen as disposable and fell pray to adolescent whims and abuse.  I plead guilty to hammering a few Z cars in my youth.

I applause those who saw beyond that and preserved the ones that are quickly approaching the half-century milestone.

 

Yes, it is very sad to see an early 3-dgit VIN 240Z in this condition. As Charles mentioned earlier, it would probably take a couple of donor cars to restore this one. Not sure if there is anyone out there that would make that kind of commitment both from a financial and a time standpoint, but you never know.

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