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16 minutes ago, jayhawk said:

Carl,  I too got my 240Z while in the service and still have it.  I had been lusting after one as soon as I read the 1970 Road and Track article, but finishing my degree, my draft notice from President Nixon (Greetings!...), and Navy service (and pay) got in the way until I returned in December 1972 from 11 months on an aircraft carrier on Yankee Station (N. Vietnam) with enough cash to buy one.  It still took 4 months on the dealers wait list before until April '73 before I could buy it.  After the 240Z came out, no one, at least in my squadron, bought any other sports car.    Here is a photo I took in December 1972 as our ship departed Japan returning to the US.  I've annotated it with the model of Z each of us bought (eventually).  (I'm the skinny fellow in the Navy Flying Jacket - Leather)

 

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Pentax, Nikon or Canon?

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6 minutes ago, jayhawk said:

I think the one in the photo is a Nikon.  I was an Asahi Pentax bigot.  Still have that too!

I've never had anything but K mount cameras and lenses. After going digital my collection of manual lenses exploded. Lots of M and A series, Russian M42 stuff, Sigma (mostly) film era, and I lean towards f2.8 and faster. 

I recently picked up a Zuiko 35mm f2.8 Shift, and converted it to K mount for use on my K-1 (digital). I need to give it a go with Z pictures. My main lens for shooting cars is a Sigma 28mm f2.8 Mini Wide, or a Pentax A 28mm f2.8, as I can get in close to compose out the people walking around without getting too much distortion, so the Zuiko shouldn't be too much different.

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5 minutes ago, Captain Obvious said:

@Racer X, I keep meaning to mention this... You don't always have to quote an entire post every time. You can clip it down to a smaller size, or not include any quoted material at all if it still makes sense without it.

Just a suggestion. :beer:

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.

I've tried to cut out portions of and edit quoted posts, but this new forum software isn't very cooperative. 

For instance, when there is a mention in the quoted post, and I want to edit it out, the text editor won't let me. 

Instead it starts acting squirrely, and trying to select and ctrl/d or backspace it away results in freaky unwanted carriage returns.

And if I try to break up a quoted post to discuss individual points, adding in the appropriate BB code doesn't provide the desired formatting.

And there isn't a preview post button, or an advanced text editor.

Weird.

Sure, there are some neat features, one doesn't need to manually enter BB code for dropping a picture or a YouTube video. That's a nice time saver.

But generally, I find this new layout buggy and difficult to get control of, so I apologize if my posts are a bother.

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1970 Datsun 240z - $12,000

Located in Seward, Nebraska (near Lincoln).

Originally a 901 Silver car that was resprayed light blue. VIN# HLS30-05655 and has its original matching-numbers engine

(#L24-007235) with 2400 valve cover. Judging from the pictures and the description, this 240Z needs a lot of body work. 

Here's the link: 

https://lincoln.craigslist.org/cto/d/seward-1970-datsun-240z/7287924044.html

For sale is a 1970 Datsun 240z. Car runs and drives. Car has original 2.4 liter inline 6 with 4 speed manual that came in the car. Car has a clean title. Normal rust for a 1970’s Z car, floor boards, rear quarter panels, lower part of front fender. Spare tire well has no rust. Pictures show passenger door panel missing but it will come with the car. The gas tank was replaced last year with new stainless steel tank straps. Stainless brake lines and a new brake master cylinder installed.

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11 hours ago, jayhawk said:

Carl,  I too got my 240Z while in the service and still have it.  I had been lusting after one as soon as I read the 1970 Road and Track article, but finishing my degree, my draft notice from President Nixon (Greetings!...),.. {snipped..cjb}

Small world - when I was finishing my degree I received letters from two Presidents on the same day. The first was from President Elect. Nixon thanking me for working in his campaign. (Nixon Promised to End The Draft)   The second was from President Johnson - GREETINGS. I was to report for induction two months before being graduated! It had taken me about 6 years to work my way though a 4 year degree - so the Draft Board wasn't willing to extend my Student Deferment... Lucky for me, my Journalism Professor Dr. Dean Jachius- happened to be a Colonel in the Marine Corp Reserves and an Administrative Assistant to then Governor Rhoads. He was able to get me a 90 day extension - during which time I joined the Air Force.!! 

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20 hours ago, Carl Beck said:

...I sold them all except the 240Z.

 

18 hours ago, jayhawk said:

Carl,  I too got my 240Z while in the service and still have it. 

I was late to this party with my 280Z, but I am curious who else on here is the original owner of their Z?

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16 hours ago, lonetreesteve said:

1970 Datsun 240z - $12,000

Located in Seward, Nebraska (near Lincoln).

Originally a 901 Silver car that was resprayed light blue. VIN# HLS30-05655 and has its original matching-numbers engine

(#L24-007235) with 2400 valve cover. Judging from the pictures and the description, this 240Z needs a lot of body work. 

Here's the link: 

https://lincoln.craigslist.org/cto/d/seward-1970-datsun-240z/7287924044.html

For sale is a 1970 Datsun 240z. Car runs and drives. Car has original 2.4 liter inline 6 with 4 speed manual that came in the car. Car has a clean title. Normal rust for a 1970’s Z car, floor boards, rear quarter panels, lower part of front fender. Spare tire well has no rust. Pictures show passenger door panel missing but it will come with the car. The gas tank was replaced last year with new stainless steel tank straps. Stainless brake lines and a new brake master cylinder installed.

Update:  I sent Brain the owner of the 1970 240Z an email last night via Craigslist and he called me back late this morning. Brian is a nice, easy-going guy and he said that he is definitely willing to work with the price since the car needs bodywork.    

 

 

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Boy am I kicking myself in the arse after selling the #110 '72 for $6,000. White interior too. It had some rust but overall a solid original. Dang, dang, dang! The timing was bad in my direction, after I sold it they started climbing in price. Day late and many dollars short. I sleep good though, car karma. He got a fair deal and my life hasn't been too bad since.

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On 3/8/2021 at 3:35 PM, Roberts280Z said:

 

I was late to this party with my 280Z, but I am curious who else on here is the original owner of their Z?

I don't know for sure who else on this site - but so fare we have found 189 people that bought their 240Z new from the Dealers and kept them - or kept them in the same family. Wonder if there is a World Record there?    http://www.zhome.com/IZCC/ZRegisters/original.htm

FWIW,

Carl B.

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I spotted this Low VIN 240Z (HLS30-01285) on the Tucson, AZ Craigslist.

The car does not have its original engine (L28 & a 5 Speed) 

Here's the link:  https://tucson.craigslist.org/pts/d/tucson-datsun-240z-411-wagon/7288670445.html

Downsizing my collection to focus on other projects.
1970 Datsun 240Z series one #1285 (Yellow)

Needs restoration but was running and driving one year ago. Sorry purists, the car has an L28 motor and five speed trans. But I do have a series 1 240Z engine and trans available with sale. The car has been in Arizona most of it’s life and has very little rust.
Asking $15,000


1967 Datsun 411 Wagon
Running and driving six months ago but distributor was pulled out and rebuilt just never put back in. The car is all original, has very little rust and has been in Arizona nearly all its life.
Asking $5,000

I love these classic cars and know what they are worth so please do not make ridiculous offers. Cash sales only
Call or text Sean 520-235-495four

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14 hours ago, Carl Beck said:

I don't know for sure who else on this site - but so fare we have found 189 people that bought their 240Z new from the Dealers and kept them - or kept them in the same family. Wonder if there is a World Record there?    http://www.zhome.com/IZCC/ZRegisters/original.htm

FWIW,

Carl B.

That's impressive!

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'72 Datsun 240Z 77K mi - $7,500 (Medina, OH) 

A seldom seen 110 Red 240Z with Black interior. Looks to be a fairly solid car and the asking price is not unreasonable and probably negotiable. Here's the link: https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/d/medina-72-datsun-240z-77k-mi/7288699721.html

Very nice '72 Datsun 240Z, 4 spd, one time repaint of Code 110 red car. Much more rare color than the orange they made. Some rust on lower fenders and door corners, in front of rear wheels, but overall very solid, very restorable car. Underneath is pretty good, just a couple small spots. Shock towers good. Just bringing it off mothballs. Been about 5 - 6 years since it ran. Needs tank dropped and cleaned. Got a starter to put on it and fresh plugs, wires, cap and rotor are installed. Always ran good. Should have it running shortly. Prior owner took grille and front bumper off for his other Z car. Have all 4 original hub caps that are selling for $500 on ebay right now! Clean OH title in my name with 77k actual miles on it.
Absolutely was not going to sell this car but got myself in a situation so somebody gets my bucket list car. If you are serious and know what these cars go for, call me. If not, it's cool. 5Six1 /// 7Two 3 // o11Five I get home around 4:30 pm

 

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Hay, Roberts280z I am an original owner of a 1976 280Z.  my car as of now is in the garage under a cover waiting for the weather to turn nice here in Pittsburgh.  I did take it to the ZCCZ event that was in Cleveland in 2008 and did happen to meet a few of the gents on the forum.  My car has 52K original miles, I mostly take the car to the different car curses around the Burg during the summer.

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On 3/13/2021 at 9:58 AM, mgood said:

Hay, Roberts280z I am an original owner of a 1976 280Z.  my car as of now is in the garage under a cover...

I envy your ability to keep your Z garaged - unfortunately mine suffered while it was #4 in line for a place in my 3-car garage.  It now has a temporary (3-yr!) spot in the garage during restoration, but when it's completed it will again have to go to the driveway.

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