Back in July 2015 I posted this album:
This album shows the bodywork that has been done.
I will follow with an additional album showing the painted Z (original color) and starting the re-assembly.
We had to knock down a wall to get it out. The Z was put into storage in California in 1982 by its first owner, a military doctor. The doctor died and 13 years ago the car was retrieved by his nephew who stored it in his shop with a goal to get it back on the road. Life happened and the shop was expanded, the Z ended up walled in as a garage door was never built. Zero rust. This thing still smells new inside. The suspension bolts still have oem cadmium plating on them. You can still see the ink stamps of the factory inspectors from when new. This car is a true unicorn. I’ve never seen anything like it. It is as if it just rolled off the assembly line and into this guys workshop. It wouldn’t surprise me if this is the lowest mile mint original Z outside of an auto museum. The Car was too long to get it into the storage garage with all the rest of the items in storage and so the bumper was removed to shorten it a couple inches. It was stored due to the car developing fuel system issues. Mileage is 10383. 😀 . Vin RLS30-016834
Hyundai Exel side markers fit fairly flush on the Z. Connections are compatible with existing Z wiring. Mounting holes are a bout 1/8 inch farther apart than Z marker lights, so one new screw hole must be drilled in the Z fender.
I am a fan of all the Z cars. I bought mine this past fall and have not had a lot of time to enjoy it on the road. Was delivered to me in October and it is now parked for the winter in Edmonton.
My 260 has the original engine and has had a bit of work done by the past owner. Cam, ignition work and triple Weber carburetors. The only issue I have is that the choke for the SU's does not work with the Weber's so I am needing to come up with a solution for cable system to these new ones. Any ideas?
This winter I am planing and have begun an interior refresh with sound dampening material and a new carpet kit that arrived this past week.
Looking forward to getting it our again next spring.