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7 hours ago, Mark Maras said:

I no longer check out CraigsList on a daily basis

Hahaha.. i still do that!  ( on local second hand marketplace..)  but these last years not really much comes up..  It's been more than 5 years that i could buy some nice rare parts for z or zx.. 

Good (!)  Parts are becoming rare and expensive ..

I personally never had to persuade someone to sell me the part(s)..  but thats because i only reacted on their adverts.. 🙂

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"GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!!!"  😄😄

Did you see the under 500 vin Safari Gold 240z barn find on CL Portland yesterday? 

Sold in 5 hours for $20K

I just bought this on Monday    https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/d/vancouver-near-complete-280z/7279621884.html

I still listen to the voices.........Though I have never cold called anyone. I just jump on the ads. I have been pretty lucky that way. I have run across some good parts and pieces, and missed some as well. 

Now my wife on the other hand - "Where are you going to put that?"

 

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10 hours ago, Mark Maras said:

It's truly amazing how tough addictions are to get rid of. Case in point, I've been patting myself on the back for the last couple of years in gradually getting past the Z voices in my head that urge me to look for Zs that need more work than my back can handle and parts that I have no place to store. I no longer check out CraigsList on a daily basis and 'had' settled into a peaceful retirement UNTIL today.

We must be on the same MEDS, the voices are relentless. Mine don't just whisper about Z's though, mine encourage me to pick up any old tool that I think I can fix, rebuild or restore.  But the other side of the addiction is the "purge" a useful technique that helps me justify my weakness to the addiction, I recently threw up 17 items on ebay because I simply have no more room to collect stuff, about 1/3rd of it has sold and I'm sure you can guess what that money is earmarked for.😇

1 hour ago, Terrapin Z said:

I just bought this on Monday  

What a deal!  Our cars are becoming more rare but the PNW is still a goldmine compared to the rest of the continent.

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2 hours ago, Terrapin Z said:

"GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!!!"  😄😄

Did you see the under 500 vin Safari Gold 240z barn find on CL Portland yesterday? 

Sold in 5 hours for $20K

I just bought this on Monday    https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/d/vancouver-near-complete-280z/7279621884.html

I still listen to the voices.........Though I have never cold called anyone. I just jump on the ads. I have been pretty lucky that way. I have run across some good parts and pieces, and missed some as well. 

Now my wife on the other hand - "Where are you going to put that?"

 

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Hi Dave,

What an incredible thing to see, a 1969 build date 240Z for sale on Craigslist of all places!  Looks to be a pretty solid car. Also, congrats on your 280Z project purchase!

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 Well, i woke up last night at about two in the morning thinking about that dirty white 240 behind the bushes and the fact that it looks like one could clean it up and drive it. It looks complete and the filth that covers it is brown and not red rust. So much,`wishful thinking`.Obviously several hours of convincing myself to let it go didn't work. I'm left with the same feeling as when I bought the last Z I didn't need. Someone has to save this car from rotting away. It shouldn't just be sitting here in the NW rain. Images in my head of the handsome prince rescuing the fair maiden from the dragon.

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16 minutes ago, Mark Maras said:

 Well, i woke up last night at about two in the morning thinking about that dirty white 240 behind the bushes and the fact that it looks like one could clean it up and drive it. It looks complete and the filth that covers it is brown and not red rust. So much,`wishful thinking`.Obviously several hours of convincing myself to let it go didn't work. I'm left with the same feeling as when I bought the last Z I didn't need. Someone has to save this car from rotting away. It shouldn't just be sitting here in the NW rain. Images in my head of the handsome prince rescuing the fair maiden from the dragon.

The county assessor website should help with finding the property owner the car is on. Give it a shot, and see if the time is finally right for snagging that dusty white princess.

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That's what I can do in my county. Do the google earth thing or maybe you already know the address then go to the county's website and look at the property tax records. I remember there was onetime somebody found one on a property with a big privacy fence around the yard. They did the satellite search and found some pot plants in the backyard. Anybody remember that?

Good luck with your search.

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I think this yellow one is still out there Mark.  It's more visible now, the shed has fallen down around it,  but I don't think it's moved at all.  It has to be full of mice, just has to.

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1 hour ago, Mark Maras said:

 There's a lot of goodies there for $2000.00

 

I know right.....  I emailed them, it is a real estate agent, and rather rude. I asked for more pictures and they reply was "I posted a lot of pictures" 

There is only one in the CL ad. After that crickets.......

15 minutes ago, Diseazd said:

You guys are sick....get a grip! Seek help........before you do something stupid....over and over 🤪

Hi, my name is Dave and I have a Z problem.........🧰🛠️🔩⚙️

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11 hours ago, Terrapin Z said:

Two more popped up in Seattle area (Kent) 2 for $2k

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/d/kent-datsun-240zs/7285722787.html

 

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I looked at the ad and there is only one picture. A crappy picture with a finger in it.

From the ad:

 

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The title is lost.


 

 

My response when people are trying to add more Z cars to my collection?

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No title?

I’ll haul them away for you.

 

 

 

 


 

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12 hours ago, Terrapin Z said:

I know right.....  I emailed them, it is a real estate agent, and rather rude. I asked for more pictures and they reply was "I posted a lot of pictures" 

There is only one in the CL ad. After that crickets.......

Hi, my name is Dave and I have a Z problem.........🧰🛠️🔩⚙️

 Are you going drive up to Kent and take a look at them? One could remind the real estate agent the property is worth more without 'junk cars' sitting on it. and offer a much lower price. No titles doesn't make them parts cars, it just makes them a lot cheaper in my book. We bought our 81 RX7 with no title.  It took couple of months and a bit of frustration because the original owner lived in Washington and we needed an Oregon title but we succeeded.

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I had to go back down to Vancouver today and pick up the 280 shell. I have not made any arrangements to go look at them. If I read the ad right the real estate lady and son bought them from a hoarder house with the intension of building one from two. but the son has lost interest. 

Eve did send me more pic's after she finally agreed they were not in the CL ad. (now it looks like she loaded 10 pic's in the ad.)

Pretty rusty and banged up. missing some pieces that let lots of WA rain in. I asked if she would sell the green one solo, but no.

I think I would only be in it for parts cars, and it would have to be cheap...... 

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5 hours ago, Terrapin Z said:

I had to go back down to Vancouver today and pick up the 280 shell. I have not made any arrangements to go look at them. If I read the ad right the real estate lady and son bought them from a hoarder house with the intension of building one from two. but the son has lost interest. 

 

 

Eve did send me more pic's after she finally agreed they were not in the CL ad. (now it looks like she loaded 10 pic's in the ad.)

 

 

Pretty rusty and banged up. missing some pieces that let lots of WA rain in. I asked if she would sell the green one solo, but no.

I think I would only be in it for parts cars, and it would have to be cheap...... 

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Certainly not $2,000 worth of cars here. Looking at the additional pictures it doesn’t even look like there is enough to make one complete car from the two.

I still would haul them away for the seller. It wouldn’t be worth the time and effort to spend any money buying them if the goal was to make money parting them out. And to try and resurrect them makes no sense at two grand for the pair.

 

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 I (we) went back and got a better look at the white 240. It turned out to be an early 260 with a sunroof and possibly a missing cowell. The little of the body that I can see looks straight. Being a 260 kinda took some of the wind out of my sails as well as Kathy reminding me I've already got an unfinished early 260. If anyone is interested in it, it's on Foster Road near I-205 in SE Portland. I have the address and the owners name (who doesn't sell anything according to a neighbor) if anyone out there is interested.

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Mark, in 2005 (according to the metadata for the photo) while driving from California to Seattle, I stopped in Portland briefly to see a fellow who had 3 beautiful Zs ('73s like mine).  His Zs had been the subject of an article in a Z magazine (Sport Z maybe?). 

Do you happen to know of him and the status of his collection?

Thanks.  you can PM me if you wish. 

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