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lonetreesteve last won the day on January 2 2018

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    '71 240Z: Purchased in AZ in 2007. Rebuilt original matching engine. 904 White with rare Blue interior. Professional bare metal paint restoration, refreshed interior, re-chromed bumpers, etc. This car was my third refresh project since 2004. Previously, my son and I refreshed a '71 918 Orange/blk int as well as a '72 904 White/blk int and both of these cars also had original matching engine numbers. Presently, my latest '71 is the only Z I have at the present time. I had a '72 while I was in college in the late '70s & early '80s and my wife had a '79 280ZX when I first met her through the ea

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  1. My bad, I overlooked the part about the 1500 miles since restoration.
  2. The BaT listing states that the car underwent a rotisserie restoration back in 1996 and 1997. 20 years can take its toll on a car, especially the if paint wasn't the best quality to start with, it was driven a lot and parked outside, etc., that would at least partially explain the problems with the paint.
  3. I agree with you, he seriously wants a 240Z. It will be interesting to see if anyone exceeds his $60k bid and if so, how much the final amount will be when the auction expires.
  4. This Z was bid up to $60k on its first day. The values on the Series I Zs in good condition have really increased.
  5. What a great idea! I'm anxious to see how it turns out.
  6. Here's the link to this 240Z with a 1/70 build date: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-datsun-240z-36/
  7. Here's a picture of a Series I 240Z , along with a Nissan R382 from the 1969 Japanese Grand Prix. The R382 was driven by Motoharu Kurosawa (photo courtesy of Bring a Trailer).
  8. Good detective work, Terrapin! I recently subscribed to Instagram about a month ago, but I haven't posted anything yet. Right now I just follow family, friends, ski areas where I go and classic cars, etc. ThreePedalCollective is a character, he calls his cars sh**t boxes, even his very expensive Porsche 911s, etc.
  9. He lives in League City, TX and his handle on BaT is TMECO.
  10. You're correct, it has a rebuilt 2.4 liter replacement engine and the car's original engine is included with the purchase (which makes it a hassle for the buyer having to pay to transport both). And yes, I also noticed that the front of the radiator support wasn't painted black - which really shows up when a 240Z happens be white or another light color. The grille looks bent as well.
  11. What's incredible is that there was a $40K bid placed only 25 minutes into the auction, blowing the first bid of $10k completely out of the water! This morning a third bid came in at $42.5K and and hour later the bidder who placed the earlier $40K bid placed a bid for $45K. All of this happening during the first 12 to 13 hours of the auction with 6 and a half days to go. If activity like this continues on these auctions, it could cause a bubble.
  12. Here's the Link: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-datsun-240z-83/
  13. Looks like HLS30-00456 sold a few months ago on eBay for $6,800.00. Below is the link. Try coping and pasting if the link doesn't work. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Datsun-Z-Series-/264036857874?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true
  14. Motorsport Auto looks to have the same aftermarket replacement door panels https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic08h02a01/40-2096 I was originally planning to purchase a set of black 240Z door skins with the chrome strips already attached from Les Cannaday at Classic Datsun Motorsports. Back in 2011, I purchased a set of blue door skins with the chrome strips for my '71 904 White with blue interior and they were high-quality. I had a local upholstery shop attach the door skins, along with a set of new fuzzy strips place on a solid set of 240Z door cards and they looked great! I have since sold the car and have 2 other '71 240Z projects. However, the set from Motorsport Auto for $370.00 plus shipping for a set already to go, it's very tempting. The new door skins from Les with shipping are going to be close to $300.00 and I still need to find a good set of used door panels plus the new fuzzy strips and pay the upholstery shop, which is going to double the cost.
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