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The Datsun Hunters out of Auburn, Georgia, have posted this one for sale on eBay. Thoughts?

I have visited their shop, btw.  

1970 240z restoration project.

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10 minutes ago, Dadsun said:

The Datsun Hunters out of Auburn, Georgia, have posted this one for sale on eBay. Thoughts?

I have visited their shop, btw.  

1970 240z restoration project.

Its gonna need a lot of metal work but I have seen a number of these sell for 5k or more

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1 hour ago, Patcon said:

Its gonna need a lot of metal work but I have seen a number of these sell for 5k or more

I really hope that this car is purchased with the intent to do a full restoration and not be parted-out.  HLS30-03196 is a low numbered car and has its original matching numbers engine: L24-06190. The car still retains its original 918 Orange paint in spare tire well and other places and is one of the most desirable 240Z paint colors!   https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Datsun-Z-Series/224430749107?hash=item34411d75b3:g:JLkAAOSwd9pgfNLy

 

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Looking at the front bumper of the car it's either a '70, '71 or a '72 240Z. I blew up the picture, but it was really tough to see the right rear sail panel to tell if it had a Series I emblem or a later Z emblem.  Either way, it's always fun to see a 240Z sitting amongst other vehicles on private land. However, as you said, it wouldn't be very fun to see some crazy guy come around the corner with a shotgun pointed at you! 

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A boy on the front porch playing a banjo should be your first warning but barring that, Nothing ventured, Nothing gained. If you don't ask, you'll always wonder. Many of these old Zs are still sitting around because the owner loved Zs just like us. That's the common ground for a good conversation.

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The seller is asking $12,500.00 for this '72 240Z, HL30-79063, looks to have its original 901 Silver paint. It also has it original matching numbers engine (L24-99995), original window sticker and owner's manual and perhaps its original date-stamped wheels?  Both of the floor pans look very solid and looking at the rest of the pictures, it looks to be a pretty solid car overall, but anyone interested in this Z would need to see more pictures of the undercarriage. The title is missing. Here's the link: https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/cumming-1972-datsun-240z/7309011009.html

"1972 Datsun 240Z, One owner, Built 4/72, 901 Silver with Red and Black Interior, 135,174 Miles showing, Numbers Matching L24 6 Cylinder Engine with 4 Speed Transmission, A/C Car, 3 screw SU Carbs, Owners Manual and Window Sticker, Sold With Bill of Sale, Solid Floors, Complete car.
$12,500.  Leave your Name, Location and Contact Information. No Solicitation, I don't need assistance selling this car."

 

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A modified 71 is on now.  Not sure, the wheels seem too dark.  No reserve and it's had a lot of work done to it.  Probably interesting at auction end.  It's in Greece and has been on BAT before.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-240z-20/

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-240z-170/

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2 hours ago, Zed Head said:

Not your typical tow hook car.  There's a 72 under there somewhere.  There's a driving video with spooky 60's surf music.  The video seems like it's 1.5 speed, also like one of those 60's race car movies.   

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-datsun-240z-174/

 

I wonder how old the video is since it shows the stock dash installed, unlike the current instrument panel shown in the gallery pictures ......or if it's even the same car on the track.  Fun wonky video, regardless.

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I noticed that too.  But the blue roll cage bars are there.

It has a Rebello motor.  It's funny how these guys just don't know how important the sound of the engine is.  Nobody watches a race car video for the music.  Thousands probably left on the table.  You'd think they'd watch a few auctions and figure it out.

 

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On 4/21/2021 at 6:23 PM, Av8ferg said:

Here’s a good looking 75’ on eBay,  

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124689955114?hash=item1d0819b92a:g:JpcAAOSw2gJgfyMJ

Suspension looks a bit rusty but nothing too scary.  

It’s one of my favorite colors....wonder why. 😎

 

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The 240Z bumper look great on the rear of is 280Z. However, when you look at the front of the car, even though it's a big improvement over the car's original big, ugly bumper, I think it's best to replace the 280Z grille, lower valences and the turn signal lights with a 240Z (or early 260Z) grille, valences and turn signal lights. A friend of mine did it this way and I really like the look much better. Here are a couple of picks showing the comparison of the modified 280Z front end versus the 240Z front end. What do you guys think? 

 

 

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I like the 280z front with the chrome bumper.  I considered changing mine to a 240 style but didn’t think the juice was worth the squeeze.  If I had to replace a damaged valance, lights and was already gong to incur the pasts cost then maybe.  

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10 hours ago, Zed Head said:

Not your typical tow hook car.  There's a 72 under there somewhere.  There's a driving video with spooky 60's surf music.  The video seems like it's 1.5 speed, also like one of those 60's race car movies.   

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-datsun-240z-174/

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Yeah, the video is sappy.

I see a note on the dash, "6,000 redline."

I take the engine in my race Z to 8,500.

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34 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

Seems like they'd know that it's a Nissan 280ZX.  It is nice though that the ZX's come up with a "Datsun" search.  Easier.

The 280ZX was introduced as a DATSUN 280ZX, by 1980 the badging was still DATSUN 280ZX, but with an added note "By Nissan"

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Oops.  My memory was that there was something different.  Got the times wrong.  When did Nissan stop calling any of their cars Datsun?  In other words, when was the Datsun name retired?

 

Wikipedia says 1986.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datsun#:~:text=When Nissan took control of,Datsun brand in March 1986.

 

I should have looked at the pictures.

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