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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. I saw this on the Sacramento, CA Craigslist - Looks very solid! Asking $4,900.00 Here's the link: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/sacramento-wow-hard-to-find-lil-hustler/7193471013.html
  2. I had the same issue for one of my Hitachi radios and ordered a pair from Wholesale Electronics, Inc. The nuts are 8MM and are made specifically for import radios. www.weisd.com is located in Mitchell, SD. The 2 nuts were only 8-cents apiece and were the last 2 available. Hopefully, they have more now. The grand total with shipping was $10.06. Steve
  3. Blue Interiors only came with some 1970 and 1971 904 White and 903 Blue cars. It's the rarest 240Z interior color by far. 1972 and 1973 240Zs only came with Red interiors. If you're going to restore the car back to its original stock colors, Red would be the only correct interior color for your '73.
  4. That's good to hear! The Scallop hubcaps look great on your car! The picture of the 1976 Z brochure proves it. I also Googled 1976 Datsun 280Z "Images" and the 1976 280Zs shown that didn't have aftermarket wheels on them, all had the Scallop hubcaps. Looks like Zhome.com will need to make the correction to '72 thru '76 Z-Cars for the Scallop hubcaps. Good luck to you with the sale of your world record low mileage 280Z! I would put it on BringaTrailer.com if I were you, as it only costs $100.00 to list a car. A pristine '71 240Z with 21K miles sold for $310K in January.
  5. According to Carl Beck's website www.Zhome.com the Scallop hubcaps were only on the 1972 thru 1975 Z-Cars. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
  6. High-water camouflage pants with white socks and black sneakers - NOT a good look! 🙂
  7. The seller is now asking $10k for the car (a bit more than just a dresser he described in his original listing). He also added a Youtube link showing the outside, inside of the car and the engine running: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DecjTOYMRk0&feature=youtu.be
  8. Zspert, Just curious, did you take a look at the pictures from Instagram on my last post from yesterday that shows the underside of the car?
  9. Hi Guy, Thank you for pulling for me during the auction. Unfortunately, it was a very competitive auction and I had reached my budget limit. When I was bidding on the car, I thought that if I happened to win the auction that I would go the paintless dent repair route, then drive and enjoy the car for a few years and then maybe, just maybe consider doing a full restoration. However, it's all for naught since I didn't win.
  10. The car sold yesterday afternoon for $43.5k. I really loved this car and I bid up to $36,240.00 which was my budget when you factor in BaT's buyer's fee, transportation costs, Colorado sales taxes, etc. To be honest, I don't think the car is worth $43.5k-plus. I also think that since the auction really heated up towards the end (like a lot of them do) the winning bidder probably paid more than he originally intended to. I would be curious to see what the winning bidder's plans are for the car: Stay with the original paint and have a professional remove the dings and match the original paint and blend or do a complete restoration? What would your preference be if you won the auction?
  11. I've never seen a 240Z with the "passenger handle" on the driver's side before on a 240Z until this Dutchzcarguy pointed it out on the subject car and now on Siteunseen's Z. Maybe it was by design that Nissan made both the right-hand drive and left-hand drive doors to accommodate a passenger handle for either side depending on which side of the car was the passenger side? Obviously, the subject car and Siteunseen's car had the handles installed sometime after the cars were new or perhaps a handle was installed by the dealer when new as a "dealer option". Very interesting - I guess you learn something new everyday when it comes to Z-Cars.
  12. Here's some more on the Franklin Mint Car including the aforementioned underside shots:
  13. The Franklin Mint 240Z sold again. On Instagram over the last few months or so I saw that it was in the 240ZGuild's shop for the last few months having some work done (mostly the underside) and was also displayed in their showroom: Well the Franklin Mint car has found a new home with a great car family on the East Coast where it will be placed in a beautiful car collection, while also being driven and on display in various places. While not getting too far into the sale details for obvious privacy reasons between the Buyer and Seller, we can say the sale price was an obvious next level six figure sale based on recent record sales, and will continue to rise as the value trend continues climb for Top Tier and Historic Examples. This car has been a pleasure from start to finish, and it has been a pleasure for the 240z Guild to help facilitate this re-home to a great car enthusiast family.
  14. Yes, I just read about the sale on Instagram well. I also remember seeing on IG that the car has been at the 240ZGuild for a few months getting some work done to it (mostly the underside) and was displayed in their showroom.
  15. Good eye! No, all 240Zs only came with the handle on the passenger side.
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