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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. Here's a late Series I 240Z that I found on the Los Angeles Craigslist: 1971 Datsun 240Z - Series 1 - $32,000 https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/san-jose-1971-datsun-240z-series/7279996761.html CAR IS LOCATED IN SAN JOSE, CA (Northern California). Please include your contact number when you email me. NO LOW BALLERS, JOY RIDES. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I ask that we both respect each others time when scheduling viewing. I will not show to parties that refuse to wear a mask. More Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LiqZgsw9V6sZVK56eSR5Hcr7t3x2U8e3?usp=sharing 1971 Datsun 240Z VIN: HLS30- 20198 Color: 901 Silver Asking Price: $32,000 Miles: 152,XXX This 1971 Datsun 240Z is a late-Series 1 model and is an original California Blue Plate car. It was sold brand new by Torvick Datsun in Santa Rosa, California to Walter Frederickson on March 13, 1971 for $4,314.30. It has spent its entire life in Northern California, specifically the Santa Rosa area. The vehicle has always maintained its original silver exterior and black interior, and was professionally resprayed in the last 16 years. It has had a total of three owners (Walter Frederickson, Dante Liberatore, and Will Meyer) in its 49 years of existence, all of which are documented through bill of sales. The vehicle received a full refresh/repaint in 2004 and has seen very little miles since. The car comes extremely well-documented with the original purchase agreement, window sticker, user manuals, and brochures. All receipts from the original, second, third owners are included with the vehicle. Body During its last restoration in 2004, the body was stripped to bare metal, with all body work done by a professional. It was painted with five coats of Dupont Chroma Premier in the factory silver metallic color, followed by three coats of clear coat. Bumpers were re-chromed and assembled with all new bumper rubber. All new weather stripping was installed for the front windshield, rear hatch window, doors, hatch, quarter windows, and side windows. The car has no apparent rust rot outside of superficial surface rust. The battery tray had some acid drip on it, so it was a bit scaly when I got the car. I have since sanded it down and sprayed some matching paint on it. Floor pans, dog legs, hatch deck, and other areas that are typically known to rust are clean. One door has ever so slight bubbling under the paint (see photos). The chassis is believed to have roughly 152k miles, judging by the provided documentation. All Series 1 specific emblems are still maintained on the car - hatch vents, quarter panel “240Z” emblems, etc. Engine The engine was replaced in 1979 by the first owner, hence the car does not retain its original numbers matching engine. An appropriate 2.4L engine was fitted. In the last restoration, the radiator and heater core were overhauled and installed with all new hoses. When purchased by the current caretakers, the car had a Holley 390 CFM four barrel carburetor with Clifford manifold. This was replaced with a used pair of factory Hitachi SU carburetors and tuned to appropriate specifications. New NGK spark plugs, Taylor performance ignition wires, intake filter, valve cover seal and fuel filter were fitted. The oil was changed to an oil with high phosphorus and zinc oil, and radiator fluid was changed. The engine was professionally rebuilt in 2006 with a Crane 168-0010 cam, headers, and period correct stylish twin-tip Monza exhaust system. A compression test was taken on December 5, 2020 and resulted in the following numbers: 1. 165, 2. 162, 3.160, 4. 160, 5. 165, 6. 162. At the time, the car received a new battery, alternator, regulator, distributor, Pertronix Electronic Ignition and OEM spec coil. A new fuse box and harness utilizing a printed circuit and new spade fuses replaced the stock fuse box. The gas tank was completely cleaned in 2006, resealed and installed with all new hoses, including the proper emissions hoses and filler hoses. Brakes Front rotors and rear drums were reground during the last restoration, with remanufactured calipers, pads, and brake lines installed. New inner and outer wheel bears, races, and oil seals were also installed. In current ownership, both the brake and clutch hydraulic fluid have been replaced. Car does brake amazingly, not like your typical spongy brakes! Transmission The 4-speed factory transmission was professionally rebuilt in 2006, along with new shifter bushings installed. A new factory clutch, pressure pate, throw out bearing, pilot bushing, master cylinder, slave cylinder, driveshaft u-joints, and half shafts were installed. Interior Seats were professionally reupholstered with new foam and new reproduction seat covers. NOS door panels, new carpet, shift boots (inner and outer), emergency brake boot, window cranks, door handle escutcheons were added to touch up the interior. An Autopower roll bar, aftermarket luggage bar were also added. The car maintains several original Series 1 components such as the 20-mph speedometer, behind-seat compartments, center console, coin tray, ashtray, hole-free spoked steering wheel, hatch inner vent panel, choke knob, radio, etc. Car comes with the AC system that was removed by the prior owner. Suspension In 2006, the car received a new rack and pinion steering rack, rubber bushings, and steering coupler. New factory strut cartridges were also installed. Original dealer installed mags were also installed during this time.
  2. Here's another '72 240Z with 114 Brown Metallic paint I found on the Phoenix Craigslist: 1972 Datsun 240Z Original AZ Car - $19,250 (Glendale) VIN HLS30-73987 and a 3/72 build date The Good: looks like a solid, 2-owner AZ car & possibly original paint. The bad: It has a big, ugly wing on the back and an automatic. https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/glendale-1972-datsun-240z-original-az/7279540240.html 1972 Datsun 240Z Original AZ car with only 2 original AZ owners. Vehicle has been with 2nd owner since 1974. Over the years many upgrades had been completed including 3 row aluminum radiator, coil, electric fuel pump, interior upholstery, intake and carbs (originals are with car). Car is numbers matching and has factory AC. Options include automatic transmission, AC, rear louvers, front valance. Rear spoiler is aftermarket! Also includes a complete body gasket/rubber kit "see list" in pics. All original parts that have been updated were kept and are included. My uncle who was the 2nd owner since 1974 left us about two years ago. Car was driven to my cousins home about 8 months ago. Car runs but has two leaking wheel cylinders and could use a good tune-up. Text or call Jim 602-516-5904
  3. Harmony01 finally sent me a picture of the VIN on the top of the dash.
  4. I sent the following eBay email to harmony01: Good morning, It's great to see such a low-number VIN! Please post pictures of the VIN on the firewall, the data plate in the engine bay, a picture of the engine number on the block and the VIN on the dashboard. If you reached the capacity for pictures, please email the pictures to me. Thanks, Steve harmony01 replied to my eBay email and sent me the pictures posted below. The only picture he didn't send me was the VIN on the dash. I sent him another email, asking for a picture of the VIN on the top of the dash.
  5. 2012 Nissan GT-R https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2012-nissan-gt-r-3/
  6. Datsun 240Z VIN #HLS30-00556,1/70 Build, with Original Matching-Numbers Engine on Los Angeles CL: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/awesome-1970-datsun-240z-series-low-vin/7269255381.html Seller's asking price is $59,950.00. Export NO problem! EXCELLENT and ULTRA RARE 1970 Series 1 Datsun 240 Z in amazing Rust Free condition! ULTRA LOW VIN (00556) Very original Z with numbers matching l24 motor with 4 speed... and beautiful RARE Blue interior!! Runs fantastic and feels strong. Excellent running/driving Z car. Daily driver capable and super collectible with the rarest of features... blue on blue, clear rear glass, first series console, no carpet floors etc. Real Z collectors know what I'm talking about here.... potential show car. I am a Z collector... this is a RARE and very desirable car. INVESTMENT grade Z. Just out of long term storage... many thousands spent to make it a reliable daily driver ... not concours show car... I drive it often. I have nearly everything needed for a full show restoration. Serious buyers can call me but no tire kickers please... 310 85zero 898zero... video available 🙂 I'll consider interesting trade but no junk or projects please... motorcycles, sports cars, classic, rod etc. Thanks!
  7. HLS30-02474 with Matching-Numbers Engine on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Datsun-Z-Series-Series-1/254842862680?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3Db5fec96bf6e74f47b80e3b31acc7426f%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D8%26rkt%3D8%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D382982852335%26itm%3D254842862680%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2334524&_trksid=p2334524.c100667.m2042 Looks like the seller had a body shop do some work on the car. $15k or best offer.
  8. The metal fan shrouds are tough to come by nowadays. I've owned several of them over the years. Last summer I sold one on eBay to a 240Z owner in Austria named Josef. It took about a month to get there via USPS and the shipping cost to the buyer was only about $80.00 including insurance. The quotes from FedEx and UPS were about 3 times the cost of USPS. He sent me this picture of the fan shroud next to the front wheel of the car.
  9. I spotted this one on the SF Bay Area Craigslist. Asking price is $7k. Looks like an 11/71 build date to me and not an 11/70 build date. Here's the link: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/d/aptos-1971-datsun-240z-clean-title/7273903764.html 1971 datsun 240z (manufactured 11/70) Pickup only I made a video overviewing all the damage spots on the car, IF SERIOUS ABOUT CAR please watch video before inquiring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSAUeyadv90 Bought this car with the intentions of repairing the rust damage and swapping in a sr20 or rb25 to have as a weekend cruiser with my brother, life got too busy with different priorities to get working on the 240z Currently on Non-op with dmv Ran before purchased in 2015 Clean title, original key that works for all locks. Complete car, no parts missing. Original l24 engine(110k miles) with transmission, when purchased it cranked but needed a new starter. Passenger side frame rail rusted through/under passenger seat (refer to video) Some exterior rust spots and dings Driver side frame rail to the right 2 inches give or take AFTER the strut tower which shouldn’t be a problem to pull it out (refer to video) Already with car when I purchased new exedy clutch Energy suspension bushings 1 headlight
  10. Please provide pictures of the backsides of the hubcaps. Thanks, Steve
  11. I spotted this on the Austin, Texas Craigslist: 1971 Datsun 240z Series 1 - $12,000 (Austin), Here's the link: https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/austin-1971-datsun-240z-series/7268954185.html Currently listed on ebay - https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Datsun-Z-Series/193863325108 Bidding Ends Sunday Night I am selling my 1971 Datsun 240z Series 1. It is running and driving car that has recently had quite a few things fixed to get to this point. The owner before me installed the coil-overs and exhaust. The owner before him repainted it and is estimated done around the early 2000s. It's not the factory orange color as it is a bit brighter. I have fixed numerous belts, hoses, and other odds and ends. The most recent repair involved replacing the transmission(got stuck in reverse) while backing it out to fix the rear wheel cylinders that were leaking. The transmission got replaced with a mid 70's 240z 4-speed. Their are a few specific parts like the transmission and brake components that changed after the series 1 so using later 240z parts is much easier/cheaper. I learned the previous owner's exhaust didn't clear the transmission so it had to be cut and banded after the swap. There is a slight leak now which I believe is coming from one of the flanges where it meets the head. This header does has individual flanges for each port which I've heard can lead to this. During the transmission swap, the fuel pump, fuel filter, and master brake cylinder were all replaced. The brakes are still a bit weak which I believe means it must also need a brake booster. I also had a starter relay kit from California Datsun installed during this time.I originally bought this car as a project car and to eventually ls-swap it. This is the purpose of the frame rails and some other parts. I have a 98 ls1/6-speed and mounts from John's Z-car which aren't included in this auction but will be available for purchase first to the winner of this auction. I originally didn't have a proper garage to work on this and then I started my family and I couldn't rationalize spending anymore time or money on it. It hasn't been driven much in the 8 years of owning it so it's really time to pass it on to someone who can fix it up and enjoy it like it deserves.You'll see pictures of quite a few parts. The front and rear frame rails are from bad dog parts and cost $440 before tax and shipping. The dash has no cracks in it and the center piece. These alone can fetch $600+ online without the vents and gauges. The center sections for the a/c controls is also in great shape. This car had all of the A/C stuff removed when I bought it but all parts that I have are still listed in the pictures. It also includes headlight covers that were stuck on and never drilled into the buckets. A gasket and strut for the rear hatch (doesn't stay up on it's own now). The previous owner also rigged a headlight switch as they are very prone to breaking in these cars. There is an extra in the parts but uncertain if it is operational. Some of the other parts are an energy suspension polyurethane busings for the mustache bar and transmission (forgot I had it during swap), ignition switch, ignition(w/mount and spare keys), headlight, hatch box for 2 6x9s, carb kit, center light, a/c knob, fuse box cover, u-joint, center caps, old wheels/tires(not pictured). The mileage is what the odometer currently reads as it hasn't rolled since I've owned it but uncertain if and how many times it might have.
  12. 1977-1978 Datsun 280Z coupe rear 1/4 panels - $350 This set of rear quarter panels look to be solid and priced at $350.00 per quarter. Located in the Denver area. Here's the link: https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/arvada-datsun-280z-coupe-rear-4-panels/7272763092.html FOR SALE - we have a PAIR of rear 1/4 panels cut off of a 1977-1978 Datsun 280Z coupe. The OUTER SKIN will fit the 1975-1976 280Z coupe, but the door jamb panel is different! These panels are different than the earlier 240Z 260Z, but you can make them work. These panels DO NOT fit the 2+2. The door strikers in the pics are NOT INCLUDED! Both of these panels are in decent condition, with no crash damage, but both sides have MINOR rust behind the wheel arches, under where the rear bumper wraps around the sides. The wheel arches actually appear to be very solid! These 1/4 panels are priced at $350 PER SIDE!! We will separate them, we will sell one side if that is what you need. Located in Arvada Colorado. Contact TJ thru this listing! If you are a scammer, I WILL know it & I WILL play you, until you send me a fake check! Come on, let's PLAY!!
  13. Check out this 1971 Series I Monte Carlo Red 240Z Project with new floor pans, etc. on the Flagler Beach, Florida Craigslist. Seller is asking $15k: https://daytona.craigslist.org/for/d/flagler-beach-datsun/7255292403.html
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