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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 picture of my former car #7184, which is now in the Boston area. When I had the car it was red and had an L28 with twin Webers. However, I had the car's original matching numbers engine short block. The new owner is restoring the car back to its original 920 Safari Gold and he was kind enough to send me this picture of his paint guy spraying the car. The car's original matching-numbers short block was carefully placed in the rear spare tire well and held down when it was transported from my home in Colorado and back to the East Coast.
  2. I have owned 8 240Zs in my adult lifetime and I currently have two 1971 240Zs today. I used to own HLS30-07184, built in 7/70, just as your 240Z was. #7184 was also an East Coast delivery car and was licensed and registered as a 1971. Both of our cars are 1970 model year 240Zs. It makes no difference if they were registered and licensed as 1971 cars. My understanding is that it took a long time for the 240Zs destined for the East Coast of the U.S. to arrive from Japan. So there were a number of late 7/70 and 8/70 240Zs that were registered and licensed as 1971 cars. 240Zs built in September we
  3. Here's another '72 that looks to be a very solid, 2-owner car with all of its original documentation and receipts that I saw on the on the Santa Barbara, CA Craigslist: https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/cto/d/buellton-1972-datsun-240z-owner-runs/7319522658.html 1972 Datsun 240Z 2 owner runs drives great! - $28,888 (Buellton) Steve (805) 331-2184 This is a two owner 1972 240Z that was sold new at Miller Datsun on Van Nuys Blvd , it has had just two owners and has full history from new . The car is completely rust and accident free all sheet metal is original to the car . Car
  4. I agree, the '72 that sold today on BaT looks to be an excellent "project car"!
  5. I spotted these on the Los Angeles, CA Craigslist. The pictures of the wheel covers/hubcaps look really fake, but it sounds like the seller is only trying to sell the plastic "D" center pieces. Very similar to the plastic D center caps sold on eBay by jdm-car-parts. Not sure why the seller would show pictures of the fake wheel covers with the reproduction center plastic caps, unless he doesn't have any real ones, haha! Here's the link: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/montclair-d-hubcap-caps/7319703744.html
  6. I'm not sure that I get the same feeling about this seller as you do, Zed Head. As shown below, the seller provided pictures of the Data Plate in the driver's door jamb, the Data Plate in the engine bay and the Engine Number. However, now that I think about it a little more, I don't ever recall seeing a seller only looking for a best offer before. Normally, the seller will always have an asking price.
  7. I spotted this '72 240Z (HLS30-90400 w/ matching-numbers engine L24-113769) on the Los Angeles Craigslist: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/oceano-datsun-240z-1972-owned-48-years/7315412820.html DATSUN 240Z 1972 OWNED 48 YEARS IN CALIFORNIA - $1 (San Luis Obispo County) "This 1972 Datsun 240Z was built in 6-72 and was Purchased New from San Jose Datsun in August 1972. I Purchased it in July 1973 from Walt Martin Datsun Richmond CA. This S30 is painted New Sight Orange (918) and had a re-paint in 1988. Original Numbers Matching Engine Rebuilt in 1999. Original 4 Speed Trans
  8. The 240Z bumper look great on the rear of is 280Z. However, when you look at the front of the car, even though it's a big improvement over the car's original big, ugly bumper, I think it's best to replace the 280Z grille, lower valences and the turn signal lights with a 240Z (or early 260Z) grille, valences and turn signal lights. A friend of mine did it this way and I really like the look much better. Here are a couple of picks showing the comparison of the modified 280Z front end versus the 240Z front end. What do you guys think?
  9. The seller is asking $12,500.00 for this '72 240Z, HL30-79063, looks to have its original 901 Silver paint. It also has it original matching numbers engine (L24-99995), original window sticker and owner's manual and perhaps its original date-stamped wheels? Both of the floor pans look very solid and looking at the rest of the pictures, it looks to be a pretty solid car overall, but anyone interested in this Z would need to see more pictures of the undercarriage. The title is missing. Here's the link: https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/cumming-1972-datsun-240z/7309011009.html "1972
  10. Looking at the front bumper of the car it's either a '70, '71 or a '72 240Z. I blew up the picture, but it was really tough to see the right rear sail panel to tell if it had a Series I emblem or a later Z emblem. Either way, it's always fun to see a 240Z sitting amongst other vehicles on private land. However, as you said, it wouldn't be very fun to see some crazy guy come around the corner with a shotgun pointed at you!
  11. I really hope that this car is purchased with the intent to do a full restoration and not be parted-out. HLS30-03196 is a low numbered car and has its original matching numbers engine: L24-06190. The car still retains its original 918 Orange paint in spare tire well and other places and is one of the most desirable 240Z paint colors! https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Datsun-Z-Series/224430749107?hash=item34411d75b3:g:JLkAAOSwd9pgfNLy
  12. I spotted this '71 Series I, # HLS30-11811 on the East Texas Craigslist. The seller is asking $18,500.00 and states that the engine was rebuilt and that the car has "no smoke and no rust" . Looking at the picture showing the underside of the hood, if the hood isn't a replacement, the car looks be a 920 Safari Gold car. Here's the link: https://easttexas.craigslist.org/cto/d/tyler-1971-series-one-datsun-240z/7307733326.html "Its time for me to part with my Z. Priced to Sell. The person I purchased this from had it for 38 years. I had the motor rebuilt, both Carbs rebuilt. All pumps, Alt,
  13. Found this vintage picture online. It's hard to read the license plate on this 240Z. Does anyone recognize what state this license plate is from?
  14. I looked over the pictures pretty closely as well and I agree with you, Allan - It doesn't look too bad. Also, it looks like the car's original color is 919 Sunshine Yellow, which is a great '70 -'71 240Z color! Not sure what the cost would be to ship the car from Honolulu to the West Coast, but low VIN 240Zs are very much in demand these days.
  15. Low VIN 240Z for Sale near Honolulu, Hawaii (HLS30-01661, Build date 1/70) Here's link: https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/cto/d/pearl-city-package-deal-datsun-240z-and/7292986099.html Seller's comments: "I have a 1970 240Z and 1975 280Z for sale. The 240Z is a project car with rust issues and I’m using the 280Z for cutting out sheet metal to repair the 240Z. That’s the short story, it would be easier to explain on the phone how I ended up with these two Z’s. Both Z’s are stripped down and included in the sale will be parts I have accumulated, bought or removed from the cars. If you are
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