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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. 1970 Datsun 240Z - $31,299 (Scottsdale) Check out the story of this oddball 240Z that is currently listed on the Scottsdale, AZ Craigslist, Caveat Emptor! When the owner turned 16 he spent the money he saved up washing dishes to buy his first car, a 1972 240Z. Unfortunately he crashed that car and ever since had always wanted another. In 2005 he found a 240Z from a seller out of Chicago, bought it, and had it shipped to Scottsdale, AZ. The car needed a lot of work both mechanically and cosmetically and you can see all that has been done over the past 17 years of owning it below. So many new components with years of life to go! What this car is: An attempt at a faithful recreation of a late 1970/early 1971 240Z down to the correct stickers, radio, console, badges, air filter box, etc. It is mechanically super sound having just completed a significant mechanical restoration of all the parts and systems listed below. It drives great and is quick tight, and peppy. It looks great and turns heads! What this car isn’t: A numbers matching original. When the car was delivered to the owner from Chicago he examined the VIN numbers. The dashboard VIN and the door jamb VIN were both matching HLS30-0003137. However, the firewall VIN shows HLS30-0014160. You will notice the hatchback does not have the vertical defrost lines you’d expect from a 1970/71 model year car. In order to get the car titled the AZ DMV took the car into a special garage and did a level 2 inspection. They physically removed both the dashboard and door jamb VIN plates and replaced it with a state issued VIN you see in the door. The car also has an AZ emissions waiver. Despite having the vent covers you’d expect from a 70/71 please know there are no hatchback vents, those covers/grills are cosmetic to match the look of a 70/71 Z. The car does have the 70/71 plastic jack/equipment covers behind the seats and does not have the 72 and beyond compartments with lids between the seats and spare tire. The owner doesn’t know when or why the original hatchback that would match the rest of the car was replaced along the way. Everything works except: • Radio – this is an original 1970 Z radio as we understand it. I’ve no means to bench test it but was told it works when I bought it years ago. It is not connected to the dashboard • The heater fan doesn’t work. It’s not clear if it’s simply the switch (can’t get it to move) or the fan motor or both. All vent sliders work and move the vents but can’t get the fan to go. The car recently completed a partial restoration by the esteemed Jeff Gordon at ZCS Auto Group on May 6, 2022. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to come to see it! John I encrypted my number to avoid spam and bots. (4-eight-zero) - 6-zero-zero - 59-one-two
  2. 1970 Datsun 240Z - $31,299 (Scottsdale) Check out the story of this oddball 240Z that is currently listed on the Scottsdale, AZ Craigslist, Caveat Emptor! When the owner turned 16 he spent the money he saved up washing dishes to buy his first car, a 1972 240Z. Unfortunately he crashed that car and ever since had always wanted another. In 2005 he found a 240Z from a seller out of Chicago, bought it, and had it shipped to Scottsdale, AZ. The car needed a lot of work both mechanically and cosmetically and you can see all that has been done over the past 17 years of owning it below. So many new components with years of life to go! What this car is: An attempt at a faithful recreation of a late 1970/early 1971 240Z down to the correct stickers, radio, console, badges, air filter box, etc. It is mechanically super sound having just completed a significant mechanical restoration of all the parts and systems listed below. It drives great and is quick tight, and peppy. It looks great and turns heads! What this car isn’t: A numbers matching original. When the car was delivered to the owner from Chicago he examined the VIN numbers. The dashboard VIN and the door jamb VIN were both matching HLS30-0003137. However, the firewall VIN shows HLS30-0014160. You will notice the hatchback does not have the vertical defrost lines you’d expect from a 1970/71 model year car. In order to get the car titled the AZ DMV took the car into a special garage and did a level 2 inspection. They physically removed both the dashboard and door jamb VIN plates and replaced it with a state issued VIN you see in the door. The car also has an AZ emissions waiver. Despite having the vent covers you’d expect from a 70/71 please know there are no hatchback vents, those covers/grills are cosmetic to match the look of a 70/71 Z. The car does have the 70/71 plastic jack/equipment covers behind the seats and does not have the 72 and beyond compartments with lids between the seats and spare tire. The owner doesn’t know when or why the original hatchback that would match the rest of the car was replaced along the way. Everything works except: • Radio – this is an original 1970 Z radio as we understand it. I’ve no means to bench test it but was told it works when I bought it years ago. It is not connected to the dashboard • The heater fan doesn’t work. It’s not clear if it’s simply the switch (can’t get it to move) or the fan motor or both. All vent sliders work and move the vents but can’t get the fan to go. The car recently completed a partial restoration by the esteemed Jeff Gordon at ZCS Auto Group on May 6, 2022. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to come to see it! John I encrypted my number to avoid spam and bots. (4-eight-zero) - 6-zero-zero - 59-one-two
  3. I bought a set of new aluminum brake drums with steel liners a little over a year ago from a guy in Hampstead, Maryland. I have attached a few pictures of them. I assume that this set of aluminum brake drums would be the correct drums for 1970 thru 1978 Z-Cars, is that correct?
  4. It doesn't seem possible that on 5/15/22 it will be 16 years since I joined. I've learned an incredible amount from so many of the members here on ClassicZcars, whether it be a few members responding to an electrical or mechanical issue that I was having on a 240Z and offering their advice or a member answering various questions regarding the differences between the various 240Z model years, etc. There are some members on this site that have an incredible amount of knowledge that don't mind responding to questions and I am very thankful for their input.
  5. inLine6, Yes, I think that both the '70 and '71 model year 240Zs with either 903 Universal Blue and Blue interiors, as well as the '70 and '71 model year 240Zs with 904 White and Blue interiors were the rarest, as the blue interiors were only limited to the the 904 White and the 903 Blue 240Zs. The vast majority of the '70 and '71 model year 903 Blue and 904 White 240Zs came with Black interiors. I used to have a '71 904 White 240Z and I absolutely wish I had never sold it about 7 years ago. Here's a few pictures of my former car:
  6. 1970 Datsun 240Z Series I - $50k (concord / pleasant hill / martinez) I spotted this early 240Z (HLS30-02022) that has a matching numbers engine on the San Francisco Bay Craigslist. Looks to be a very solid California car. The badly faded blue carpeting is hideous, but that is an easy fix. The seller is asking $50k for the car. Here's the Craigslist link: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/concord-1970-datsun-240z-series/7446569044.html Watch on YouTube:
  7. Chris, Does your "Special Service Tool" have all of its parts? Also, please tell us more about this rare item. Thanks, Steve
  8. I spotted this on the Boston Craigslist. This is the first one I that have ever seen. Looks like it is missing some parts. The seller is asking $350.00. https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/pts/d/andover-240z-datsun-rare-service-kit/7337080190.html
  9. I've had good luck with KF Vintage for my 240Z body parts. In the past, I used to purchase parts from Tabco for my earlier 240Z projects, but the new KF Vintage 240Z parts are superior to Tabco's and KF Vintage is also much more responsive. https://kfvintagejdm.com/product-category/datsun/
  10. 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.
  11. 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 were officially designated as 1971 model year cars. So with all of this in mind, as I mentioned before, your car was built in 7/70, just as my former 7/70 was and they are both 1970 model year 240Zs. There are other members here on ClassicZcars.com that have the same story as you and I do.
  12. 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 has had a full repaint with the windows out and now looks and runs great . Pictures are to show the condition of the floors the carpets and seats are installed and the car is useable but it does need some minor finishing which we can do or discount and let the buyer finish . sensibly priced at $28, 888 we are California dealer so must charge tax and license fees if sold in Ca .... VIN: HLS3067141
  13. I agree, the '72 that sold today on BaT looks to be an excellent "project car"!
  14. 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
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