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17 hours ago, Zed Head said:

 

That is a weird one.  It's not really what was suggested, which was old parts being used up during the transition.  That one has parts that are not supposed to be in use yet.

Any chance somebody just wanted the "improved" parts and had them switched later?

You know, I bought my first Z in the 1980's while in my 20's, for $700 from a Dr. in Whittier CA, the car was probably 15 years old at the time, a good looking & running driver in green, but a bit aged of course, and it was quite common and i'm sure it still is, when your young and poor, to hit the self service junk yards for what you need on the weekends ,  and that being said, I recall going quite often and having a "list" of things I needed in my head but when you got to pick a part, and started walking around you might very well find a "new" Z in the lot with almost everything still on it and start "drooling" over what you could and did get. I might be going in for this or that but remember hey! my seat belt was frayed, and grab some new ones off the new Z in the yard...even though I was just looking for a grill or whatever that day...THIS might just be the case in Zspert's car...

 

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7 hours ago, Racer X said:

today a low mile 300ZX twin turbo hammered at $95,000.

Yeah, a lot of money!  I wonder would a nice 55k miles (he's at 88555km last week.) euro version bring that too as these are also less made in euro version i mean?

At the carwash..

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Complete history, like 4th battery or so but original everything haha and also the exhaust!!. never driven in winter, i can prove this by all the registrations at our RDW!! if you look at it's reg. number you'll see all the winters since he was 5 yrs (in garage Nissan for 5 years..)  For example the aircon or climate control is never refilled and never had a defect! It still works perfect after 30! years.. howcome? i start the car every 4-6 weeks!!  VERY important for oil and for the clim.control!!!!  (I can not emphasize how important this is!)  Many papers with this car but few repairbills..  this car costed 173000 guilders in 1992.... pff it took about 5 years to sell in the netherlands haha.. for the same money you had a Porsche turbo.. so funny..  this i like more! Don't want no porsche on my drive!

At his summer spot..

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This one i have seen earlyer.. 

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9 hours ago, Patcon said:

Those are both really strong numbers for a 300ZX!

Yeah, i think so too.. I've been offered a lot of money for it but i keep it for another year i think..  (much more than i bought it for, 15 years ago, this is a good way to drive a beautiful car (to a sertain limit) and let the next owner pay for your runningcosts as well... oeps! This kind of hobby brings.. at the moment.. much more than the interest on savings.  (is at the moment about 0%!)

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53 minutes ago, dutchzcarguy said:

What hobbyist did make that front part? what a damn ugly car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :pow:

That is a Dodge Charger Daytona. It came that way from the factory.

Chrysler also produced the Plymouth Superbird.

The cars were manufactured for homolgation so NASCAR teams could run the body style in NASCAR’s top level Cup series.

Those cars sell for huge money these days.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, dutchzcarguy said:

Yeah, i know that car.. i think... is it the same car Hoovies garage has one in orange?  Oef.. what a ugly car.. sorry just NOT my cup of tea!

Hoovie has a Daytona?

Didn’t know.

Hope he didn’t thrash it.

 

 

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3 hours ago, zspert said:

So much opportunity but so many mistakes. In the meantime Banzai Motorworks notches Gold Medallion #4!

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Zspert, you have my respect - I don't mean any disrespect, however, that is very, very, very... silver.  As in, doesn't look original to me.  Don't get me wrong... I love that silver.  But, is it the original silver for 70/71?  I am close to having the car I am restoring painted and am planning to go with silver, which is the color it was originally painted.  However, I am concerned that I won't like the factory silver which often looks grey in pics.  What paint line was used for that car?  

Anyway, from the one pic, that car looks very, very, very nice.  Would love to see more pics.  I also have an order typed up for several items from you - some of the last items that I will need to procure for my restoration. 

 

 

 


 

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7 hours ago, inline6 said:

 

Zspert, you have my respect - I don't mean any disrespect, however, that is very, very, very... silver.  As in, doesn't look original to me.  Don't get me wrong... I love that silver.  But, is it the original silver for 70/71?  I am close to having the car I am restoring painted and am planning to go with silver, which is the color it was originally painted.  However, I am concerned that I won't like the factory silver which often looks grey in pics.  What paint line was used for that car?  

Anyway, from the one pic, that car looks very, very, very nice.  Would love to see more pics.  I also have an order typed up for several items from you - some of the last items that I will need to procure for my restoration. 
 

If it looks gray in pictures - might just be the lighting and angle of the light source etc.   That said - if it looks gray or has blueish undertones etc  when you see it in person- it isn't factory. Factory Silver in person looks Silver as in that picture.  Factory Silver used "Fine" silver metal flakes only. My first 240Z was Silver... got a scratch in the passenger door about 14 months after I picked it up from the Dealer. Spent several months trying to find the right body shop that could match the paint - the fourth shop got it right. Spent months looking very closely at that Silver from the factory.  Very hard for shops using completely different types of paint today to blend the correct color - it can be done - if they are willing to shoot enough test panels large enough.

Chevy Guys - have the same problem getting Cortez Silver correct as well on Corvettes/Camaro's/Chevelles from the 60's/70's.  I had that on my 1970 SS396 El Camino - it is all but identical to the original silver on the 240Z's.   Sill if today you look at a hundred pictures of Cortez Silver - only about 1 in 20 looks like the correct shade. Too many of them have gray or blue undertone, or a sand/gold undertone.

FWIW

Carl

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