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  1. Good eye! I didn't notice the dual struts in the picture. Perhaps the rear hatch and its 2 struts are from a 260Z or a 280Z? The seller also states that he glued on the plastic rear hatch vents on the car, and yes, they are fake! That's the first time I've ever seen anyone do that before.
  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. 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
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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:
  7. 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:
  8. Chris, Does your "Special Service Tool" have all of its parts? Also, please tell us more about this rare item. Thanks, Steve
  9. 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
  10. 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/
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. I agree, the '72 that sold today on BaT looks to be an excellent "project car"!
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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 Transmission. Rebuild along with additional work was completed by a Datsun Specialist Shop in Dublin California. (Receipts Available). 240Z Odometer shows 40,600 (140,600) with 1,600 Miles driven since the Rebuild. Original Spare Tire/Wheel and 4 Original Steel Wheels all date coded 6-72 along with 4 Wheel Covers. This 1972 240z has been used sparingly in recent years. Recent maintenance includes installing New (MSA) Seat Covers & Foam Inserts along with other repairs. Clear Title in Sellers Name In Hand, Current Registration, Original Blue and Yellow License Plates from 1972. Vehicle has been in California since purchased. Car is now located in San Luis Obispo County. Looking for Serious Buyers to Make Serious Offers. Email your phone number and I will return your call."
  18. 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?
  19. 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 Datsun 240Z, One owner, Built 4/72, 901 Silver with Red and Black Interior, 135,174 Miles showing, Numbers Matching L24 6 Cylinder Engine with 4 Speed Transmission, A/C Car, 3 screw SU Carbs, Owners Manual and Window Sticker, Sold With Bill of Sale, Solid Floors, Complete car. $12,500. Leave your Name, Location and Contact Information. No Solicitation, I don't need assistance selling this car."
  20. 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!
  21. 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
  22. 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, Starter plus Clutch and fly wheel brand new. New Radiator. New shocks plus other front end items replaced. New Exhaust New tires with original wheels. Seats, headliner and carpet in great shape! I have receipts for all mentioned plus a stake of paperwork dating back to the purchase of vehicle. Including original manuals No Smoke, No Rust. Straight 6 with 4 speed transmission Garage kept. I've been driving it everyday for the past month after selling my truck. It is a very dependable ride, absolutely a blast to drive. We are moving cross country and I would like to sell before doing so. It is a series one which are more desirable and collectable. The VIN (and number made) is 11811. I also have the back window louvers and front headlight clear covers. CLEAN TITLE IN M Y NAME. Odometer is at 30000. Has tripped once making the total 130k It is now 50 years old! There are a few things which could be fixed. (Or just drive it like I've been) All gauges work except the RPM gauge. It was working until we changed point system out to electronic ignition. The gas tank has a leak where the lines run into it. I have been just putting 7 gallons of gas at a time to avoid any gas spillage. It only leaks when you fill it it past the point of tear. I just have not had the time or energy to fix it. It looks like it can be welded back."
  23. 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?
  24. 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.
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