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26th-Z

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    240 Z 11/69 HLS30-00026<br />
    240 Z 10/69 HLS30-00027

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  1. Plastic repair https://www.amazon.com/RAWN-Plas-T-Pair/dp/B00CAJBHRE There are "how-to" videos on YouTube
  2. 26th-Z

    Coat Hooks

    Yes, understandable. The chrome buttons are fairly worthless, but the question is begged; how does the way you drive involve a coat hook?😀
  3. That's Yutaka Katayama's signature and I would recommend that you grab it.
  4. Sheet metal shapes were formed on a hydraulic press over shaping bucks with heat and pressure. Your car is a perfect illustration of the technology at the time and just how much curvature could be formed in sheet metal. It is why, for instance, the early headlight 'scoops' were made of FRP and later ones metal as the technology and machinery improved.
  5. This is probably what you're looking for. The link is sold out, but you could ask.
  6. Your '71 came with a jack, jack handle, lug wrench and wheel chocks. It did not come standard with any of the pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches shown in Kat's thread. Those tools were optional and would have been a parts order from the dealer. None-the-less, that's what they looked like.
  7. 1998. Sorry. Nissan did not quietly keep the car under wraps and off the records. Just the opposite. The 240Z-R was a publicity piece.
  8. Oh, Seedroo, I just went back and read what you quoted. Ha! Just goes to show you. Don't believe everything you read on the internet! Ha!
  9. Ahhh...you're chasing windmills. HLS30-08808 is the 240Z-R you are looking for. It was sold through Lynne's Nissan, according to Pete Evanow, which wasn't one of the named dealers in the Nissan documents. Displayed at the 1988 Z Car Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it was a specialized "high-performance" version of the standard specification and build number 23 according to Pete Evanow's list. According to Carl Beck, it is in Stanhope, New Jersey and has an original build date of August, 1970. I don't know what was so "high-performance" about the build. It looks to be very similar to the car that was built for Keith Crane, publisher of "AutoWeek". I believe it is supposed to have distinctive upholstery, front spook, polished valve cover, and wheels. Carl's photograph of the car shows stock wheels and Pete's photograph shows the polished slots. No telling.
  10. Thank you for the kind words, Alan. I'm certainly not expecting any sort of concession. You are right with your recollection of the "factory restoration" conversation. That was particularly what started my research. For the record: Two articles written about the Vintage Zs describe them as “factory” restored insinuating to the uninformed reader that the cars were returned to the original Japanese factory for restoration. One article appeared in the June 1998 issue of “Road & Track” magazine entitled; “ Datsun 240Z, Factory Resurrected”. Interestingly, Douglas Kott reports a price of $29,950 which may have been the case 12 months after the Z-Store program began. An article that appeared in the March 1997 Z Car Club of Washington newsletter references a factory restoration. Phil Deushane, IAPA, discusses the unprecedented task of a factory restoration and resale of an original car. He refers to the “restoration shop” during a discussion of the logistics of such a task, however it is vague concerning whom is doing what. Interestingly, Marc Sayer reports in the summer issue of “ZCar” magazine; “…Nissan would prefer for people to think of these cars as having come from Nissan rather than from a particular subcontractor, a sentiment I heartily endorse.” Marc discusses the introduction of Pierre Perrot as reserved for the Vintage Z Rally “I also think that Nissan wanted to make a big deal of the announcement of who the renovators were at the launch.”
  11. I concur, the BaT conversation was entertaining; something along the sit-com style. I did notice one of your posts deleted, Alan, and I don't understand how that happened other than my previous clown-show comment. I read it and then saw it deleted later. The VZ program was indeed a unique event in automotive history, on many different points of argument, and ranks right up there in the mentionables category. Alan, I think your point is on an intellectual platform, far different than the sensationalistic cries of passion we saw on BaT. The Dream Garage ad campaign and the Z Store were a two million dollar event at Nissan USA in the late 90s. They signaled the end of the Z-car for a period of time. That was a big deal. Considering the scale at which Nissan USA approached the restoration program, it was pretty damned unique. Were they the first, the only; did Nissan "conceive" of this outrageous idea? No. Of course not. Factory reconditioning and resale goes back to before the war. Read your automotive history. We don't need to quibble about Aston Martin. The sensationalists ruled the day, however, and some poor bastard took home a car that needed work for a price five times what that car would have cost ten years ago. Personally, I'm encouraged.
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