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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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I have not been impressed with any of the 240Zs offered for sale by Beverly Hills Car Club.  In fact, the showroom is actually closer to Skid Row in Los Angeles than Beverly Hills itself.  Kind of ironic if you ask me.  

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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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On 12/7/2021 at 5:27 PM, Johnz1971 said:

Attitude aside, seems like the real nice one's are not selling for their perceived worth.  If it does sell, I will  publicly eat crow!  

 

Edit:  Oh sheet, I just noticed it is yours!  I'm praying for ya buddy. Hope i eat crow!

 

 

 

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On 1/13/2022 at 8:58 PM, CW240Z72 said:

Yes, check out the thread for this Z I revamped the dealer AC system 

Congratulations! I hope it went for something close to what you were expecting.

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Interesting score on the silver '71 restored car today.  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-240z-209/

In the last three years, six cars have sold at or over $100,000.  Two more did not sell with bids at or over $100,000.  In the previous four years, no cars sold for the $100,000 mark.  Three high priced cars had provenance, 2 Vintage Zs and the Franklin Mint car, one supposed low-mileage-all-original car went for an astronomical price while another low mileage example did not sell even though it was in the same range average as all the rest.  I'm glad and surprised to see this restored example do so well.  It was very nicely done.

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1 hour ago, 26th-Z said:

Interesting score on the silver '71 restored car today.  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-240z-209/

In the last three years, six cars have sold at or over $100,000.  Two more did not sell with bids at or over $100,000.  In the previous four years, no cars sold for the $100,000 mark.  Three high priced cars had provenance, 2 Vintage Zs and the Franklin Mint car, one supposed low-mileage-all-original car went for an astronomical price while another low mileage example did not sell even though it was in the same range average as all the rest.  I'm glad and surprised to see this restored example do so well.  It was very nicely done.

What did you think of the silver 71 that was original at 98K and didnt make reserve? I thought that this would have been right on point.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-240z-205/

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1 hour ago, DC871F said:

Congratulations! I hope it went for something close to what you were expecting.

Thanks DC871F & Patcon. I was very happy with the end result today. Do I think it had more room to grow? You bet, but I don't build these cars to pay for the roof over my head. It's going to a great home and I'll be able to build up the next one

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2 hours ago, CW240Z72 said:

Thanks DC871F & Patcon. I was very happy with the end result today. Do I think it had more room to grow? You bet, but I don't build these cars to pay for the roof over my head. It's going to a great home and I'll be able to build up the next one

I am happy for you - job well done.  It is nice to see hard work, and wisdom with regard to hiring a photographer, editing the video, etc. pay off for you.  

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