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Zed Head

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As with many milestone automobiles, the 240Z has evolved from a enthusiast car, to collector classic and now a market speculator's commodity.  I have owned a few over the years, but hearken back to a simpler time in my youth when my first Z cost me $3,500 in the early 1980s.  I have mixed emotions regarding current values and would have to give serious pause about getting into the hobby today given the high cost of entry.  I am just glad to have purchased mine years ago and restored it at a time when NOS parts were still available and reasonable.     

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This was on BaT a short while ago.  Made it to $27,250.  Looks like the reserve was $45,000.   Red...

The Hemmings article uses the BaT verbiage as the seller's description.  I wonder if BaT allows that.  Seems like free work.  It's not fantastic but still has that tone to it.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2022/01/14/after-some-minor-updates-and-refurbishing-this-1971-datsun-240z-is-primed-for-long-countryside-jaunts

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-240z-201/

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On 1/12/2022 at 5:23 PM, Zed Head said:

Is this yours Cliff/site @siteunseen ?  I see orange.  Condolences if it is.  It's been Californicated.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-240z-210/

"This 1971 Datsun 240Z was acquired by the seller four years ago while in Alabama, and was subsequently repainted in metallic green."

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I saw this.

So much wrong here. Especially the paint. Looks like an Earl Schieb special. They didn’t even fix the dent in the driver’s door.

Lipstick on a pig.

 

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10 hours ago, Racer X said:

I saw this.

So much wrong here. Especially the paint. Looks like an Earl Schieb special. They didn’t even fix the dent in the driver’s door.

Lipstick on a pig.

 

Watch what you say about Earl Scheib. Heck even one of their paint jobs would make my 240Z look better. LOL 

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12 hours ago, SteveJ said:

Watch what you say about Earl Scheib. Heck even one of their paint jobs would make my 240Z look better. LOL 

Hey, if you leave the windows down they do the inside for free.

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