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Anybody's Z have an "interesting" history?


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I bought my '72 and got all the paperwork then realized I was the 3rd owner. A doctor bought it new then sold to his younger partner. His wife wrecked her Ford and partial payed with the 240. The body shop guy never titled it, never got it running and 10 plus years I rescued it from  Ford hell.

Now my garage queen awaits me whenever I have time. 

I'll give it to my favorite nephew which will wizz off my sister for choosing only him but we're good buddies, just alike aka "a little goofy" but loved by all. LOL

 

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I purchased my Z from an Air Force office who gave me an affidavit stating the car was bought new from Del Pranke Datsun in Gresham OR on 08-14-70 the car is stamped 6/70. The Officer bought it from the original owner in Nov 1972 and had it until I bought it June 2009, out of Camas WA. He has certified the car had 53,293 miles when he sold it to me, I drove it home to Centralia Wa where it has lived since. 

The odo is now 65K and I just added 224mi yesterday. 

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The window sticker price breakdown from the dealership is my car's icing on the cake.

When anyone understands the importance of that they are car people in my opinion.

And it was $3,995 with the sports package, front and rear spoilers plus rocker stripes.

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My ZX was bought at University Datsun in Seattle by a man who at least went to one Blizzard of Oz concert judging by the tickets found under one of the seats.

He divorced his wife in 2003, she ended up with the car, commuted to her work at a local grocery store until the rear wheel bearings made too much racket. She then parked it in a garage, over time piling boxes and old VHS tapes on it.

I found it when I worked for an appliance installation company when we replaced her garage freezer. She sold it to me for $200. I drove it home that day. It wasn't happy about it.

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Not sure how interesting it is, but one of my old Z's was a '72 that I had to sell back in 2003 when I was moving.  The new owner had it a few years and put a lot of money into it before he was forced by his wife to sell it.  The next buyer got a job transfer to France and he took the Z with him to Paris.  I lost track of him a while back, but it was cool to see my old Z with European plates in his yard.  @Lazeum was a member here, but I'm not sure if he still has the car or is active on this site.

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Haha funny stories.. My 240z once had 7-8 owners in half a year!! (or so.. if I.R.C. ) This was back in the early nineties, in the States..  haha it had a terrible floor and a lot of people fell for the nice red color of this turd!  I got some paperwork that came with it and on it are A LOT of names!

After that it was bought by a firm overhere in the Netherlands for peanuts i guess and someone bought it but never repaired it, then in 1998 i bought it and in 2000 i got it a licence plate and drove it, now for about 30000km or so..

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