Mikey Likes It

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About Mikey Likes It

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    '72 240Z
  1. Well there's about 3 days left on the auction and the reserve is nearly met. I have to admit that I do get a lump in my throat everytime I pull up the auction and see my Z for sale on eBay
  2. Just an update, I have decided to list the Z on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4610879832
  3. Wow, thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I think due to time constraints, I'll likely try and sell the Z without the carpet installed. (I do think it is nice to see the floorboards in such great shape) I'll likely list the car for around $5k. I'll keep everyone posted and thanks again for the help.
  4. Due to a potential career change (i.e. relocation) and the lack of adequate attention I have been able to devote to her, I have come to the conclusion that I will likely have to put the Z up for sale. :disappoin I need some help and advice on what an appropriate asking price would be, if it's appropriate to ask this here. (I value and trust what the members of this board say, which is why I'm asking for opinions.) It am truly heartbroken to have to be doing this and I sincerely appreciate all the info and knowledge I have acquired on this board since I've been here. Here's the info (There are pics in my gallery as well): -I am the second owner and I have owned it for about a year. It was an Arizona car all it's life and I purchased it from the previous owner's estate after he had passed away. It was religiously maintained at the same shop since it was new. I have maintenance records dating back to 1998 (when the shop first started using a computerized records). I have a copy of the original title from 1972. -It has about 98,000 original miles on the original matching #'s engine. -It is 99% rust free -The original (brown) paint is faded from the Arizona sun. -The interior is butterscotch and the seats were professionally reupholstered in a cloth/vinyl combo to match the original pattern. They're not stock but I really do like the way they were done. -Other than new tires, the seats, and a radiator coolant reservoir that was added everything that I can see on the car is still stock and untouched, which is what attracted me to the car. -The first thing I did after I got her home was rip out the old carpet and I haven't gotten around to replacing it yet. -The interior will need to be refreshed as some of the plastic pieces (i.e. around the quarter windows) are cracked from the Arizona heat and will need to be replaced. -The dash is cracked -The clock doesn't work -It has a current Texas inspection. -The gas tank was recently removed and cleaned out and the fuel lines were replaced and it runs EXCELLENT. I would appreciate any advice the board is willing to give and ask away with any questions. -Mike UPDATE 2/5/06: I have listed the Z on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4610879832
  5. Mikey Likes It

    HPIM0194

    Another Root Beer Z!
  6. That price seems WAY too steep. The ad says "virtually" rust free, which would raise my eyebrows. I think you could do better for that price. Not sure where you're located but you may want to start looking in CA, AZ or NM on collector car trader.
  7. What color yellow is this? Is it the factory-color yellow?
  8. I'm also eagerly awaiting their story. That is one pristine Z.
  9. I bought mine in AZ also (Tucson). Had it shipped here (Central TX) through Fed Ex Auto Trans for around $650. Got here about 2 weeks later with no problems.
  10. Mikey Likes It

    my Ride

    Whats size tires are these? I'll be putting the same ZX wheels on mine and like the look of your tires.
  11. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM........... I wish they had In & Out in Texas.
  12. She starts!!! I used the non-starting issue as an "excuse" to buy an air compressor. I disconnected the fuel filter and blew some air back through the lines towards the fuel tank. I could here the air going inside the tank and then fuel started gushing up out of the line. I hooked the fuel filter back up and after 3 tries, she started up! I appreciate ALL the advice. You all saved me some $$$ and I got a new compressor out of the deal! Now on to my next issue/question: I tried driving around the block and it still has MAJOR hesitation when I press the gas pedal. This only happens in when I'm actually driving, not in neutral or park (it's an auto). In other words, when it's parked and I stomp on the gas, no hesitiation at all. Any ideas what this could mean?
  13. I thought the Hertz Shelbys were black and gold.