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Solid Series I 240Z on Craigslist

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    I went to see this car a couple weeks ago.  Really nice guy.  Decent condition, motor was rebuilt in the last few years.  You'll have to replace both floor pans.  A body shop did it for him and they just used smaller patches.   The car was resprayed a brighter shade of orange (take a look at the headlight buckets and the rear sill for the original to compare against).  Wiring was a little messy under the dash.   Solid driver (he drove it from San Diego to Pasadena to meet me).  Overall it was a bit too much for me (looking for my first Z) and I wanted something more complete (see my intro post) 

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    That one won’t last long......looks like an easy Resto.....nice dash too if it’s not a cap.

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    1 hour ago, Diseazd said:

    That one won’t last long......looks like an easy Resto.....nice dash too if it’s not a cap.

    It has a half cap.

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    4 hours ago, Diseazd said:

    That one won’t last long......looks like an easy Resto.....nice dash too if it’s not a cap.

     

    3 hours ago, rturbo 930 said:

    It has a half cap.

     

    3 hours ago, Diseazd said:

    Add $2,500.00

    At first, I thought Diseazd was making a joke that the half cap added $2,500 to the value of the car.  After thinking about it some more,  he may have meant that it would have added an extra cost of $2,500.00 to have the dash restored by a company such as Just Dashes.  Either way, Diseazd's statement is either really funny or it's very informative!    

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    6 hours ago, Diseazd said:

    That one won’t last long......looks like an easy Resto.....nice dash too if it’s not a cap.

    I too thought the same a few months back when I first noticed it. I live in Imperial Beach, about a 15 minute drive away from the seller. I reached out to the seller twice and never received a response.

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    I tried to figure out the VIN, which isn't clear and has at least one obvious error in it.

    If it's HLS30-113XX then it's not a 1970 M.Y. as claimed. Anyone have any ideas what the VIN is from the seller's less than clear info in the ad?

    If it's a San Diego car and only has patches in the floors and no big problems this could be a really good buy for someone who wants an early Z car to drive. The floors could always be replaced later if the owner wants. Well done patches in otherwise solid original floors would be preferable to me.

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    1 hour ago, M3333hp said:

    I tried to figure out the VIN, which isn't clear and has at least one obvious error in it.

    If it's HLS30-113XX then it's not a 1970 M.Y. as claimed. Anyone have any ideas what the VIN is from the seller's less than clear info in the ad?

    If it's a San Diego car and only has patches in the floors and no big problems this could be a really good buy for someone who wants an early Z car to drive. The floors could always be replaced later if the owner wants. Well done patches in otherwise solid original floors would be preferable to me.

    The seller mentions in the listing that the car is a 1970.5  Series One 240Z, so it's probably an early '71 model year car. The seller also mentions that it has its original matching-numbers engine - a big plus, especially since it's been rebuilt.  As Diseazd mentioned earlier, this car won't last long and would be an easy restoration (even with the half dash cap!)

     

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    This thing has been posted for months. I can send some photos that I still have if someone is actually interested in it.  $15k can buy it if you guys really think its that much of a deal. 

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    23 hours ago, lonetreesteve said:

     

     

    At first, I thought Diseazd was making a joke that the half cap added $2,500 to the value of the car.  After thinking about it some more,  he may have meant that it would have added an extra cost of $2,500.00 to have the dash restored by a company such as Just Dashes.  Either way, Diseazd's statement is either really funny or it's very informative!    

    Steve.....Hahaha.....I meant it would add $2,500.00 to the restoration cost......still a good deal in my opinion.....looks to be fairly rust free and early cars with the 240Z and vented hatch door bring premiums.

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    37 minutes ago, Diseazd said:

    Steve.....Hahaha.....I meant it would add $2,500.00 to the restoration cost......still a good deal in my opinion.....looks to be fairly rust free and early cars with the 240Z and vented hatch door bring premiums.

    I agree. I'm surprised the car has lasted this long. People in California are spoiled when it comes to 240Zs compared to the rest of the world. There are more 240Zs there than anywhere else, and to top it off, most of them are fairly rust-free. 

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    8 hours ago, research monkey said:

    Alright fess up!  Who bought this and is trying to flip it on FB for $28k!?

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    50 minutes ago, 240260280 said:

    To quote an old man "Facebook is for pussies."

    Its so much more than the social stuff now.  The group functionality and the marketplace have to be taking market share from Craigslist / Web Forums etc.   I now double post for sale items on both FB and Craigslist and I'm finding that FB sells faster overall. 

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