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I can get the BRE for $189

https://www.bre2.net/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=B&Product_Code=080A02&Category_Code=car_covers

Or this tight fitting indoor black one that has some good reviews for $160 with a coupon code.  It'd be a little harder to take off and on I think but I do like a tight fit.  Giggity...

https://www.carcovers.com/covers/cars/datsun/240z/1972/black-satin-shield.html#customer-reviews

Opinions please.

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Cliff,

Something to consider is the absence of a pocket for the driver-side mirror.  It clearly is not there with the black, stretchy cover and you can see in the pic the tension on the mirror.  I would avoid this cover for that very reason.  The BRE cover does not show a pocket and there is no mention of one in the description.  The cover looks to be loose enough to not put pressure on the mirror.  My cover is a single-layer fabric, indoor only, specifically designed for the car with a mirror pocket.  I seem to recall they offered a choice of none, one, or two pockets.  The fit is excellent, it follows the lines perfectly, nothing loose to flop around.  Unfortunately, I do not recall the mfr.

Jim

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10 minutes ago, jfa.series1 said:

Cliff,

Something to consider is the absence of a pocket for the driver-side mirror.  It clearly is not there with the black, stretchy cover and you can see in the pic the tension on the mirror.  I would avoid this cover for that very reason.  The BRE cover does not show a pocket and there is no mention of one in the description.  The cover looks to be loose enough to not put pressure on the mirror.  My cover is a single-layer fabric, indoor only, specifically designed for the car with a mirror pocket.  I seem to recall they offered a choice of none, one, or two pockets.  The fit is excellent, it follows the lines perfectly, nothing loose to flop around.  Unfortunately, I do not recall the mfr.

Jim

When you recall, call me!

CoverCraft has a nice one too but the BRE is tried and tested for many owners I've read.  That black stretchy one asked if it's a single or double pocket so i need to call them direct.  Their website is horrible, like a damn circus!

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36 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

When you recall, call me!

CoverCraft has a nice one too but the BRE is tried and tested for many owners I've read.  That black stretchy one asked if it's a single or double pocket so i need to call them direct.  Their website is horrible, like a damn circus!

I just located my invoice: from CarCoverUSA, Covercraft Custom Fit, 1971 Datsun 240Z, Base with one mirror pocket, Polycotton PD gray, size G2. $154.95 + $10 shipping (2017).

Hope this helps.

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Thanks MrArnett.

Reading their website I'm more inclined than before towards the tight fitting indoor fleece cover.

Thanks again, can not read enough anout the Z and the goodeaZe that are available. Cliff

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6 hours ago, jfa.series1 said:

I just located my invoice: from CarCoverUSA, Covercraft Custom Fit, 1971 Datsun 240Z, Base with one mirror pocket, Polycotton PD gray, size G2. $154.95 + $10 shipping (2017).

Hope this helps.

I was a distributer for Covercraft products during an earlier phase of my life and highly recommend them.  My 914-6 has worn Covercraft for 27 years and my Avanti for over 40 - they last a long time..  The covers are machine washable and custom fit.  You can order with or without mirror pockets.  Covercraft made many custom covers for Studebakers from the 1930s and 40s based on customer dimensions I sent in to them.  The good old days!

Dennis

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What do think about the tight fit black one? Covercraft has it too. Or the BRE? Loose fit flannel like my Dad had on his Corvette. Nice cover.

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Would anyone be interested in a slightly used, but dry cleaned MG Mitten Z car cover, practically like new?

Thanks.

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Cliff,

Just to add my 2 cents to the discussion---

I have the BRE cover for my 73 and love it. Very well made and very soft to the finish on your car. I also like the fact that it is so associated with those halcyon days of Datsun racing. :victorious:

It stays put in high winds----not a problem. It fits tightly where it matters at the nose and tail and completely covers the car down to almost the centers of the wheels. The lack of a mirror pocket is not an issue.

 

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FYI, I am very happy with the Covercraft Dustop. It's very soft and fits well with a single mirror pocket and it is long enough to cover the front chin spoiler and the wheels to slightly below the center hub.

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I went with the black microfiber one.  If I don't like it I'll cover the rarely driven blue 280 and order the BRE.  Money's a little tight right now, I'm working on my rental house to make the 20 year old cutie and all her friends comfortable.  They have pajama parties every night and I'm hoping to be invited. :love:

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So basically, you chose the skinny jeans (black one) over the baggy jeans (BRE) for your Cover.  I've got a medium size cover from Costco that's just a little too big but it does the trick for my fashion sense.

And, if you need any help on your rental, My buddy Roy Moore and I will be glad to help....🕺.

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Roy's into stump broken horses now but i could find something for you and your camera skills. 

Skinny jeans...they make the "wheels" look bigger.

LOL

 

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I think I have 3 covers and I hardly ever use them, when I come back from a drive or a car show the Z has a fine layer of road dust and brake powder on it. Unless I'm going to wash it again before I put it away I can't stand the thought of throwing a cover on it and rubbing all that abrasive  dust in and causing all the micro scratches to the paint, that road dust gets on the inside of the cover so when I do put the cover on a freshly washed car it scratches the paint again. How often can you wash the car cover?

Probably way over thinking it, so I end up putting the car away with no cover and when the car gets too dusty blast it off with a stream of water from the garden hose. 

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I have a tight fit indoor cover on my 370 (when it’s clean) and it is wonderful. Washed in the machine no problem.
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Mine is the 2010 40th anniversary cover from the dealer.

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On 6/28/2019 at 12:56 PM, siteunseen said:

Bought my BRE Car Cover for $39.95 (in 1972). Washed/dried countless times..  The caption says 37 years ago - but now it is 47 years old and a bit faded. 

Carl B.

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