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1971 Series I 240Z One Owner 58k Original Miles on CL

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He doesn't want much for it.  I assume that he wants it delivered though.

"I’m looking to trade for a full-dresser. Let me know what you have."

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3 hours ago, Zed Head said:

He doesn't want much for it.  I assume that he wants it delivered though.

"I’m looking to trade for a full-dresser. Let me know what you have."

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That is a couple of hours away from me.  We don't see many 240Z's for sale around here.

For all you bodywork guys, how bad does that rust look to you?  Are the quarter repair panels even available anymore?  How about the rocker and dogleg panels?  I actually have a rocker replacement panel on the shelf.

I don't do bodywork myself, so I would have to hire that out and a paint job.  But hey, for the price of a dresser, it might be worth it!

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41 minutes ago, Marty Rogan said:

That is a couple of hours away from me.  We don't see many 240Z's for sale around here.

For all you bodywork guys, how bad does that rust look to you?  Are the quarter repair panels even available anymore?  How about the rocker and dogleg panels?  I actually have a rocker replacement panel on the shelf.

I don't do bodywork myself, so I would have to hire that out and a paint job.  But hey, for the price of a dresser, it might be worth it!

Marty,

The seller told me that the rocker panels, doglegs and quarter panels all have rust, but the frame rails and floors are solid. The interior looks great on this car and it appears to have a crack-free dash (I forgot to ask him about the dash). Looks like the original Hitachi AM radio was replaced with a '72 - '73 Hitachi AM/FM radio. License plates are from 1978 and it hasn't been on the road since then. He also texted me a recent video of the engine running, but I had trouble trying to post it here. He was joking about the dresser. He's looking for at least $8k for the car. When you consider the 58k original miles and a very clean interior, solid floors and frame rails that's not a bad price for a Series I car. 

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I would say 8k is an excellent price for the car.

Full quarters are no longer available.

After market partial quarters, floors, inner wheel wells, dog legs and inner and outer rockers are currently available.

The car could be very valuable if properly handled and repaired

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6 hours ago, lonetreesteve said:

Marty,

The seller told me that the rocker panels, doglegs and quarter panels all have rust, but the frame rails and floors are solid. The interior looks great on this car and it appears to have a crack-free dash (I forgot to ask him about the dash). Looks like the original Hitachi AM radio was replaced with a '72 - '73 Hitachi AM/FM radio. License plates are from 1978 and it hasn't been on the road since then. He also texted me a recent video of the engine running, but I had trouble trying to post it here. He was joking about the dresser. He's looking for at least $8k for the car. When you consider the 58k original miles and a very clean interior, solid floors and frame rails that's not a bad price for a Series I car. 

I know pricing on these cars has changed a lot of over the last 2-3 years or so, but $8K sounds like a lot for a car with that much rust.  If it was driven for 8 years before being taken off the road, that could be 158K on it.  He mentioned that he picked it up a year ago, so it is really a 2 owner car.

I did a rusty Z once.  I am not sure I want to do it again, unless I got an unbelievable deal on it.

 

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2 hours ago, Marty Rogan said:

I know pricing on these cars has changed a lot of over the last 2-3 years or so, but $8K sounds like a lot for a car with that much rust.  If it was driven for 8 years before being taken off the road, that could be 158K on it.  He mentioned that he picked it up a year ago, so it is really a 2 owner car.

I did a rusty Z once.  I am not sure I want to do it again, unless I got an unbelievable deal on it.

 

That is possible. I would think they should have some supporting documentation or possibly pedal condition?

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4 hours ago, Marty Rogan said:

I know pricing on these cars has changed a lot of over the last 2-3 years or so, but $8K sounds like a lot for a car with that much rust.  If it was driven for 8 years before being taken off the road, that could be 158K on it.  He mentioned that he picked it up a year ago, so it is really a 2 owner car.

I did a rusty Z once.  I am not sure I want to do it again, unless I got an unbelievable deal on it.

 

Looking at the fine condition of the interior, there's no way the car has 158K miles on it. 

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158k miles would  mean nearly 20k miles a year for 8 years straight - I'd consider that unlikely, albeit not an impossibility. 

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 There are those exceptions that were driven on the highways most of the time. They generally don't show as much interior wear.

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I bet if you looked at things like the brakes shoes and pads and rotors and wheel bearings and general grease buildup on the diff and axles you could feel better about a guess.  

The talk about rust and mileage is kind of overlooking the replacement cost of those interior parts.  You could probably put a list together and price each part individually and $8,000 would seem like a good deal.  I kept a list of my costs just to get an old 76 in decent shape and I was over $5,000 pretty quick.  $50, $200 there....it adds up.

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Here's what $4k buys nowadays when looking for a 240Z. The subject Series I car in Chicago is worth twice as much as this rust bucket with a trashed interior in Hager City, Wisconsin.  As we all know, 240Zs have become very sought after and their values have been rising steadily. A few years ago you could buy a car like this one in Wisconsin for about $2k. Not anymore, even rough 240Zs are going for twice that now. Here's the link: 

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/cto/d/hager-city-datsun-240z/7148566955.html

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10 hours ago, Mark Maras said:

 There are those exceptions that were driven on the highways most of the time. They generally don't show as much interior wear.

You make a good point, Mark. There are always exceptions. Highway miles don't take their toll on cars as much as daily use city driving.  And you never know, the car could have had sheepskin covers, which were popular in the seventies that preserved the vinyl seats. 

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14 hours ago, lonetreesteve said:

Here's what $4k buys nowadays when looking for a 240Z. The subject Series I car in Chicago is worth twice as much as this rust bucket with a trashed interior in Hager City, Wisconsin.  As we all know, 240Zs have become very sought after and their values have been rising steadily. A few years ago you could buy a car like this one in Wisconsin for about $2k. Not anymore, even rough 240Zs are going for twice that now. Here's the link: 

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/cto/d/hager-city-datsun-240z/7148566955.html

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That is a rusty beast!!

8k looks even better!

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On 7/23/2020 at 9:59 AM, Zed Head said:

The end of the video is kind of spooky.

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High-water camouflage pants with white socks and black sneakers - NOT a good look!  ?  

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