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About norcal z

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    Huntington Beach, CA, USA


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My Z Cars

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    240z - not running and in storage

    280zx - nice weather/weekend cruiser

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  1. I'm looking at it now; says the listing ended.
  2. norcal z

    My Datsun 280Z "Rustoration"

    I figured it was something like that, but I just couldn't resist. Friends in (or with) "high places" are good!
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    My Datsun 280Z "Rustoration"

    That's really purdy under there! And, it's always nice to be able to stop. Toyota m(aster) diagnostic tech?
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    Stolen 280ZX San Francisco, CA, USA

    Cool. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
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    71 in Columbia

    Well, the craigslist ad in your link was flagged for removal. Posts it on cl and then wants to do the transaction thru eBay? Kind of raises the red flag for me.
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    Stolen 280ZX San Francisco, CA, USA

    Since you didn't say whether or not you called them, I just left messages on both numbers. Hope they get it back and it's OK.
  7. EDIT: Thanks to Patcon for the notifications to us locals! I might not have seen this thread in time to offer assistance.
  8. I did meet with the seller of this car yesterday, gave it a look over, test drive and responded back to notWes. The car needs work, no doubt, but it has a solid foundation to work with; some minor rust bubbling in only a couple of spots and some other minor paint imperfections that will require a complete strip-down and repaint later. Similarly, there were some minor mechanical issues that will need attention, but it can be driven and enjoyed right now as the seller has been doing. I thought that the seller presented the car honestly and accurately, although he isn't as knowledgeable (or, fanatical?) as most of us are about z cars. Since the auction has ended early this morning, hopefully notWes will stop back in here to let us know.
  9. Hi there, notWes, and welcome to the forum! I'd be happy to go check the car out for you. By chance, is it a '71 silver automatic? I'll shoot you a PM and we can chat. Gary norcal z in SoCal
  10. Hello Mike, 


    You joined this club on my 35th birthday and live in the same town as my daughter, so I will reach out with a question:

      My name is Darrin Jones. I am a newbie here. I am seriously thinking of buying a 1978 280Z that has been made into a convertible. Wanting to get a real Z car guy's opinion first.  will attach a few photos:

    I went to look at this car and was surprised. It seemed in better shape than I hoped it would be. 

    Please call IF convenient. I am on the road from Amarillo, TX to Albuquerque, NM and then down to Tucson, AZ.then SOB

    (256) 214-0633 cell

    Thanks - D.J.




  11. Hey, Mike, as Chris said, welcome to the club and congrats on your purchase! I understand your comment about being concerned about driving a car that's too nice; I'd also rather have one that I don't worry about driving. Good luck with it, start a thread and post lots of pics as you sort through it and make it yours.
  12. Mike, yes, it was the orange '71. I came in on the broadcast after it had begun, so I don't know who the guys in the booth were. It was on NBCSN.
  13. Agreed, that isn't much for a pretty nice looking Z. But as we know, automatics don't fetch the prices of standard tranny cars all other things being equal, so I think that should be expected. Anyway, the guy who gave the shout-out was closing out the other guy bickering over it being an auto, so I thought it was pretty cool. The context was that if you wanted information about Zs, go to the forum.
  14. As I write this, I'm watching a condensed "special" 1 hour broadcast of the August 18-20, 2016 Mecum Auctions Monterrey 2016. There was a red '71 240Z (had the louvered rear hatch) that just rolled across the stage, and while the auction for it was progressing, two of the broadcast crew were more or less bickering about it being an automatic and therefore didn't fetch a very high price (I think it went for around $10K; looked really sharp, though). Anyway, as the hammer came down, one of them gave a shout-out to the Classic Zcar Forums as the place to go for everything about Zs. Kinda cool, I thought!
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    240Z Z Registries (Where To Find) And Post Your Vin As Title

    I'm pretty sure that I had registered mine years ago, but it's not on any of those lists: VIN: HLS30-66377 Engine: L24 Build Date: 2/72 Original Exterior Color: 904 White Current Exterior Color: white Original Interior Color: Red Current Interior Color: black Original Transmission: 4 Speed Manual Current Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Location: Huntington Beach, CA (in storage,not running)

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