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Zed Head

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Hi Zed Head - You started this thread on 11/5/20 with a list of cars from BAT. The last car on that list was what I referenced as being in my shop. It was on BAT 2/2/21

Hershey is the big east coast AACA event and it is indeed large. However, unless you wish to linger over every car there you can see most of it in a day. Of course, if you want to attend the show AND flea market AND car corral 2 long days are required.

My girlfriend is into brass era cars and every year, those years when the weather is good, there are no less than 50 brass era cars in attendance.  Also, there are always a number of attendees dressed in period clothes, very fun. To us the highlight is the end when the cars are required to exit the show field under their own power. The whole ball of wax is FREE.

A couple of years ago Jay Leno was wandering the show field. He was very gracious and obliged those wishing to have their picture taken with him.

 

 

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I had forgotten about that list.  I got locked out from editing it so quit updating.

Here's the one.  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-datsun-240z-161/

I figured Hershey was the Pennsylvania Hershey.  Didn't know they had a big car show.  I did go to an old tractor show out by Reading when I lived out there.  I coulda went to Hershey!  That was before I had a Z.  There is certainly a lot more old stuff out there than out here.

Which event?  One of these or different?  https://www.aacamuseum.org/events/

https://www.aacamuseum.org/

 

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On 9/9/2021 at 6:47 PM, Zed Head said:

391 is on BAT.  Says No Reserve.  Needs a resto.  Some surprising small problems.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-datsun-240z-74/

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Weird.  The ZGuild guy bumped the bid by $5000 to $40,000 at the very beginning of the auction and nobody bid after that.  No 2 minute extensions, just faded away to that first day bid.  A ton of comments on the auction page though.  An odd one.

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I wonder if the collecting/investing community was nervous about crossing "TheGuild".  Does his opinion influence the value of a Z?  He put his bid in early then implied that car might have flaws.  I didn't read all of the comments.  Maybe he overbid.  Or maybe the seller lost out because TheGuild scared away bidders.  Most buyers wait until the last day to make their bids.  The auction flow was not normal.

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1 hour ago, zspert said:

Might one assume that someone with the handle "Volvoamazon" would know that character's story given his history with the Volvo community?

Strong possibility, to say the least.  😉

Amazing how quickly he has built up a loyal fan club in (what he calls) 'The Z Collector Community'. A lot of people seem to hang on his every word. Maybe they are oblivious to the past shenanigans?  

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HS-30H - "There's a sucker born every minute". It was true then and it's true now. If you make enough noise - for a long enough period of time -  people (suckers) will eventually start to listen. 

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6 hours ago, Zed Head said:

842 is on BAT, right up the way from @Racer X No reserve.  I'm close too.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-datsun-240z-77/

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5 hours ago, Carl Beck said:

One of the 240Z's restored by Bill Reagan  in Texas - he also did the Franklin Mint Z. 842 was last sold in April 2019 on BAT

I saw that yesterday evening.

Interesting how it was previously bought by a dealer in California, and now a Washington dealer has it for sale. They are passing it around like a hooker at a frat party.

Also interesting to note it is a no reserve auction. The current seller must be confident the selling price will be above the prior sale.

 

 

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12 hours ago, DC871F said:

The way car prices have been going, possibly

It's not a super low number (sub 1000/500) but still an early car. It really depends on how rusty it is

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12 hours ago, DC871F said:

Based on what I can see from the photos, it sold at a fair price.  It might have pulled $15K on just the right day, but that rarely arrives on time.  The floors need to be replaced.  Maybe the front frame rails, too.  The interior has been rode hard and hung up wet.  Dash is really bad.  Door cards are incorrect.  Seats look shot. 

The sunroof is unfortunate.  Most Z buyers don't want this and it's hard to restore the roof to as-new condition without grafting in a completely new panel from a donor car. 

We also don't know whether there may be collision damage lurking in the dark areas.

The only offsetting feature that I can see the set of first-gen wheel covers.  And even they need restoring.

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