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11 hours ago, Terrapin Z said:

This still shows the prices are going up on these cars. A car like this with potential title branding, still goes for $5K (after fees) 

I still can't believe the low prices I paid for cars not all that long ago. 

I was out buying parts this afternoon. Picked up a set ZX turbo swastika wheels and a set of 4 screw carbs.

It's definitely not a hobby anymore. 

If I can find a magazine I kept from a few years ago with a 240 on the cover with the heading asking "Is it time to call old Japanese sports cars classics?"

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16 hours ago, Patcon said:

I not sure that would wash the title. It would still probably be salvage

 

With the age of the car, and if it has been long enough since it was last registered, it is possible there won’t be any record of it. If so, a new title would be issued, clear of any branding for salvage, etc.

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I picked up this flood car a while back. It was originally covered in blackberries. This is after the seller had found it and cut the vines back.

He had bought the property at a lien auction and found this there. 

A 73 that had an F54 280 block, N42 head, and early 4 screw carbs. wide wheels and a number of other savable parts. 

The price was much better back then = free!!   No title as you might expect from this situation. 

240z 70's 2.jpg          240z 70's CL.jpg

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Posting this here at least in part to make sure as many people see it as possible - and keep me from buying it.  I've studied the pics.  Appears to be an original blue on blue car.  Seems to me like those are exceedingly rare.  Mostly complete.  Missing 4 speed trans and air cleaner cover.  Not a lot of rust.  VIN HLS30 02146  $15k so far.  

Image 8 - 1970 Datsun Z-Series

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203698086759?hash=item2f6d5a2367:g:Gm0AAOSwwFFhkY6e

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Sheesh.  That makes no sense at all.   Any predictions on the blue one I mentioned?  It will sell tomorrow.  It is at $15600 now.  Transport to east coast states would likely be more than $1200.  Incomplete info in the listing.  No confirmation that it is numbers matching for the block.  Valve cover is correct for the early engine.  But, color of the paint on the block looks non-original.  Engine may have been rebuilt or replaced.  

Blue on blue, while not my favorite looks to be rare.  Probably not originally an automatic, given the manual shift lever laying there in the passenger compartment.  Found myself thinking of this car a lot the last couple of days.  Given my current 240z restoration is on year 4, and my 510 waiting for its turn in the garage, I don't want to buy another project.  Best to finish my existing ones.  I wonder if I will want to do another project after the 510...

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11 minutes ago, inline6 said:

Any predictions on the blue one I mentioned?  It will sell tomorrow.  It is at $15600 now.  Transport to east coast states would likely be more than $1200.  Incomplete info in the listing.  No confirmation that it is numbers matching for the block.  Valve cover is correct for the early engine.  But, color of the paint on the block looks non-original.  Engine may have been rebuilt or replaced.  

Blue on blue, while not my favorite looks to be rare.  Probably not originally an automatic, given the manual shift lever laying there in the passenger compartment.  Found myself thinking of this car a lot the last couple of days.  Given my current 240z restoration is on year 4, and my 510 waiting for its turn in the garage, I don't want to buy another project.  Best to finish my existing ones.  I wonder if I will want to do another project after the 510...

I expect it will go for more, hard to say how much more but there are always last minute bids. snipers if you will. It does look like a lot of the correct early parts are there. I think it was a 4 speed as the pedals and shifter are there. I don't see anything "automatic" about it.  It seems to me the seller really does not know these cars well, as he was asked about the engine number and provided a picture of the casing number. I personally would have a hard time buying a car online without being able to look it over in person. It certainly happens all the time and some are pleased and some are not. Always a bit of a gamble. However it does look like a decent car, although it still needs a lot of work. 82000 miles?  look at the brake pedal rubber. 182,000 maybe. That would also explain the engine color = rebuild. Don't worry about me I am not bidding on it. 😀

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I agree on the 182,000.  If I was serious, I would have located someone in the area to have a look at it, and snap some pictures.  Perhaps that is what one or more of the high bidders have done.  Hazard switch is odd in this car.  Anyone know if that is original?  Also, I am a bit confused about the hood.  I thought early cars didn't have the corner reinforcements at the back.  If Zhome.com site registry is a reasonable thing to go by, it seems that green on tan and blue on blue are rarer combinations than others for 70 and 71.  Not going to spend more time looking.  Gotta get it out of my head.

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20 minutes ago, inline6 said:

I agree on the 182,000.  If I was serious, I would have located someone in the area to have a look at it, and snap some pictures.  Perhaps that is what one or more of the high bidders have done.  Hazard switch is odd in this car.  Anyone know if that is original?  Also, I am a bit confused about the hood.  I thought early cars didn't have the corner reinforcements at the back.  If Zhome.com site registry is a reasonable thing to go by, it seems that green on tan and blue on blue are rarer combinations than others for 70 and 71.  Not going to spend more time looking.  Gotta get it out of my head.

Hazard is out of a 73, 1 year only, could mean the dash was replaced at some point. I missed that in my picture scans. I think the speedo starts at 20 MPH so the gauges should be correct. Later 0 start gauges have 80 at the top where early 20 speedos have 90 at the top. Maybe just the switch was changed but it had a different plug on the back. The hood has the corners, I did see that, could mean the car was wrecked once in its life and had some body parts replaced. 

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23 hours ago, inline6 said:

Posting this here at least in part to make sure as many people see it as possible - and keep me from buying it.  I've studied the pics.  Appears to be an original blue on blue car.  Seems to me like those are exceedingly rare.  Mostly complete.  Missing 4 speed trans and air cleaner cover.  Not a lot of rust.  VIN HLS30 02146  $15k so far.  

Image 8 - 1970 Datsun Z-Series

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203698086759?hash=item2f6d5a2367:g:Gm0AAOSwwFFhkY6e

Now this is an interesting one..With the way Z's are selling right now, a EARLY series one like this will be very sought after. I'd expect quite a few "flippers" are rubbing their hands together hoping they can steal this for as little as possible and make some $$ so expect a bit of a bid ware in umm about 19 hours.  Personally, I wish I could afford to bid on this...looks like a fairly clean project to work on. Ive always want a 1st gen early Z..I had a early 71 with alot of the 70 features and really miss it 😞. This will go for probably go for over 20k with the way things have been selling on Bring a Trailer lately. 

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