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1 hour ago, Zed Head said:

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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Winki says "By 1986, Nissan had phased out the Datsun name" - from memory,  I think that is about correct.. it took several years to update all the Dealer Signs, brochures, letter heads etc. - which added to the "Brand" confusion. 

 

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3 hours 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.

They will always be Datsun to me.

2 hours ago, Zed Head said:

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.

1979/1980 was the beginning of the end, when they added "By Nissan" to the badge.

 

2 hours ago, Zed Head said:

I should have looked at the pictures.

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There ya go.

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2 hours ago, Zed Head said:

The seller left too many things undone and set his reserve too high.  No sale.

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I think if they would have buffed the paint up, polished the wheels and detailed the engine bay and interior, it may have seen another five grand.

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43 minutes ago, Racer X said:

I think if they would have buffed the paint up, polished the wheels and detailed the engine bay and interior, it may have seen another five grand.

The guy got off to a bad start and couldn't correct it.  Never got good pictures back up.  And, no driving video.

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1 minute ago, Zed Head said:

The guy got off to a bad start and couldn't correct it.  Never got good pictures back up.  And, no driving video.

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I was just reading through that. And for a resto/project car even $15,000 is too much.

 

Is it a numbers matching car? I didn't see a picture of the engine number, and if it was in the description or a question was asked, I missed it.

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On 4/22/2021 at 3:53 PM, Zed Head said:

The lemon-green 73 didn't sell at $28,749.  Silver is the color of the month.  A 2+2 77 got $35,000 the other day.

I love that lime-green-chartreuse color.

Never been a fan of silver. I guess those 70s and 80s silver stock finishes that seemed to morph into car exema turned me off. 

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20 hours ago, Racer X said:

A 10th anniversary 280ZX with 3,000 original miles is up.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-datsun-280zx-19/

WOW I have never seen a cleaner one than this.. the only remark i got is.. why do i see a difference in paint between the right door and the rear on pic 14 15 16 ... ??   It's smal but there..

Are those rubbers under this car really as old as the car??  I can't believe it!  40000 dollars and 6 days to go!!! GO Datsun GO!

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16 hours ago, Zed Head said:

Another orange one for comparison.  Resto'ed with a driving video.  Not so sure about the wheel choice.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-datsun-240z-159/

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I think this one should do well. A nice, clean, fresh, numbers matching original car. The crankcase was finished with Glyptal, something I do to every engine I build. A rotisserie build, every detail addressed. I like the "BBS" look wheels, but prefer the gold centers, and they could be an inch wider, with 225-50 series tires.

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The interior appears to have custom door panels and stitched tunnel vinyl, but they removed all the heater controls?? Really?

The car has some nice mods Zstory exhaust, triples - says Mikuni, 5 spd etc

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I spotted this '72 240Z (HLS30-90400 w/ matching-numbers engine L24-113769) on the Los Angeles Craigslist: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/oceano-datsun-240z-1972-owned-48-years/7315412820.html

DATSUN 240Z 1972 OWNED 48 YEARS IN CALIFORNIA - $1 (San Luis Obispo County)

"This 1972 Datsun 240Z was built in 6-72 and was Purchased New from San Jose Datsun in August 1972. I Purchased it in July 1973 from Walt Martin Datsun Richmond CA. This S30 is painted New Sight Orange (918) and had a re-paint in 1988. Original Numbers Matching Engine Rebuilt in 1999. Original 4 Speed Transmission. Rebuild along with additional work was completed by a Datsun Specialist Shop in Dublin California. (Receipts Available). 240Z Odometer shows 40,600 (140,600) with 1,600 Miles driven since the Rebuild. Original Spare Tire/Wheel and 4 Original Steel Wheels all date coded 6-72 along with 4 Wheel Covers. This 1972 240z has been used sparingly in recent years. Recent maintenance includes installing New (MSA) Seat Covers & Foam Inserts along with other repairs. Clear Title in Sellers Name In Hand, Current Registration, Original Blue and Yellow License Plates from 1972. Vehicle has been in California since purchased. Car is now located in San Luis Obispo County. Looking for Serious Buyers to Make Serious Offers. Email your phone number and I will return your call." 

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The weird capitalization makes me queasy.  $1, no VIN, email your phone number...?  Looks scammy, or at least a strange person to deal with.

This 1972 Datsun 240Z was built in 6-72 and was Purchased New from San Jose Datsun in August 1972. I Purchased it in July 1973 from Walt Martin Datsun Richmond CA. This S30 is painted New Sight Orange (918) and had a re-paint in 1988. Original Numbers Matching Engine Rebuilt in 1999. Original 4 Speed Transmission. Rebuild along with additional work was completed by a Datsun Specialist Shop in Dublin California. (Receipts Available). 240Z Odometer shows 40,600 (140,600) with 1,600 Miles driven since the Rebuild. Original Spare Tire/Wheel and 4 Original Steel Wheels all date coded 6-72 along with 4 Wheel Covers. This 1972 240z has been used sparingly in recent years. Recent maintenance includes installing New (MSA) Seat Covers & Foam Inserts along with other repairs. Clear Title in Sellers Name In Hand, Current Registration, Original Blue and Yellow License Plates from 1972. Vehicle has been in California since purchased. Car is now located in San Luis Obispo County.

Looking for Serious Buyers to Make Serious Offers.
Email your phone number and I will return your call.
 

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Well, in your defense, it does say "by Nissan" in fine print on the rear ZX badge.

Edit:  I'm not sure what happened, but when i posted this, the last post was stating about how it still said Datsun on the ZX, but when I hit submit reply, like 9 or so other posts materialized instantly.  So disregard, it's already been addressed.

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