kats Posted June 20, 2003 Share #1 Posted June 20, 2003 Hello everyone,I would like to show a data which I got from the factory.I hope this will help someone's knowlege and questions clear.Unfortunatly it does not mention about HLS and HS seperatetly,it says only"E" for export model means HLS and HS.Also "D" for domestic model(JAPANESE)S30,PS30...Here they are,1969 May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec"D" 1 1 2 6 9 48 214 688"E" 1 0 2 1 2 52 388 97 Some notes:On 10th Oct 1969, 2 silver 240z(HLS) arrived at NMC gardena california,for 3 months /16000miles road test. Actualy they were in each big wooden boxes!!They are preproduction #14 and #15.This means they are 14th and 15th build in the factory, they are not HLS30-00014 or 15.I got these,so far.Factory said there is no person who knows much more details of production numbers currently.I guess they are HLS30-00004 and 00005. Reasons are,#1 The factory said they made 3 prototypes for testing assembly line and seeing how workers build.They were not given serial numbers and they are the ones in May and Jun which you can see above.They called "KOJYOU SHISAKU"If I can transrate directly,"factory prototype" Alan,you can help me please follow up!So,HLS30-00001 and 00002 should be the ones produced in Jul.They are called "SEISAN SHISAKU" transrate directly "production prototype"?They are exactly same as 240Z,I mean everything(whole thing)same as 240Z which were sold to the public. You can count 11 240Zs in Jul through Aug.Accordingly #14 and #15 must be produced in Sep,right?One more interesting view I was told,You can see the numbers in Dec is much less than in Nov.The factory said that happend due to found ploblems in test driving,they slow down nearly stopped production.Major ploblems are big road noise,viblation from rear axle,andsteering kicking back.Test crew reported that from U.S.A. and the factory in Japan tried to solve these ploblems.Mid to late Dec,the factory managed to clear ploblems anyway(not perfect),they shipped corrected 240Z(with some development parts,not sure how many 240Zs) by air.Then the factory went to full swing production,very busy.I will add some sotry soon.Best regards,kats Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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