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  1. The "240ZGuild" didn't do anything to the car other than buy it and flip it on BaT. The car was restored in the 1990's by Bill Reagan with additional work done by Banzai Motorworks subsequently to help get it up to gold medallion standards.
  2. I though it might be 4RE red. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  3. Just reading some of the owner's notes. Very cool that he documented everything including the purchases of the hand throttle for $7.50 with $2.50 installation and the keyed gas door lock for $3.
  4. Cool car with an interesting history. Would be great to see more of the original documentation that came with it. I watched the ebay listing for it when it sold last month: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Datsun-Z-Series-/303131244682?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l44720&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true The rust shown in the photos and mentioned in the ad seemed a little concerning but the exterior and interior looked really good in the photos. Do you have any documentation that the JDM fender mirrors were added at the time of purchase or later on when the stainless exhaust and spoilers were added? It looks like the drivers door still has the holes from the stock mirror. Did they plug those somehow? There was another LHD Blue 240Z that was originally purchased in Okinawa posted on Facebook a few months ago. I think it was a 72. It had fender flares that someone removed from the car so I am pretty sure it was not this car. I have a 72 Fairlady Z-S that was also purchased in Okinawa by a Navy service member and shipped back to the US shortly after purchase. Interesting that you could purchase either HLS30s or S30s in Okinawa at the time. It probably had to do with the roads being set up to drive on the right side at the time. During the US occupation after WWII the roads were set up to drive on the right side and didn't switch back to driving on the left like the rest of Japan until 1978. https://www.nytimes.com/1978/07/05/archives/uturn-for-okinawa-from-righthand-driving-to-left-extra-policemen.html
  5. Sure Chris, glad to provide you with plenty of pictures, as always. Where exactly in my post did I say that 'No" means 'number' in the language of a Japanese factory worker? If you read my post you'll see I said I think the writing is some sort of code, possibly inspection marks, similar to the photos of the circled number '3' that blue posted. I don't believe either markings are related to the VIN of the car.
  6. Here's a photo of the writing on the door of my HLS30-00210 after the paint was stripped off.
  7. I think you're reading too much into the numbers shown on the back of the dash. My HLS30-00210 had "No 3" written on the top of the inner fender. That didn't mean my car was HLS30-00003 either. I think these numbers were some kind of code, possibly inspection marks. I'm attaching a photo that Kats posted from an early JDM parts catalog that shows similar markings on either end of the inner rock panel: "No 2" on the left and some other writing and an arrow probably pointing to an area needing some more work on the right. My car also had some kanji writing on the door and quarter panel which I think were also notes about some more finishing work that was needed before being painted.
  8. Agree with the other comments. Nice car. I watched the BaT auction. Curious to see what Robert does to it.
  9. Only on export cars. As Alan noted, Japanese Market Z-L and Z-432 models had the levers to tilt the seat back that we didn't get until 1972.
  10. Hi Kats, It looks like the numbers shown in the table are correct. Not sure why the numbering was different on the early RH seats. One of my parts books came from Nissan USA's HQ and has hand written notes when the part numbers changed or when parts were NLA. Also included a picture of the page with the vinyl swatches that includes the blue vinyl.
  11. Hi Kats, Here are the parts numbers from the 11/69 North American parts catalog.
  12. The first 240-Z for display to the Canadian public arrived in Vancouver on Nov 10, 1969 for the Pacific International Motor Show. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  13. You also need to add the first 240Z shown in Canada to your list. You need to look to the West.... Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  14. You must have missed the NOS one that sold a couple of weeks ago. It makes the used ones look cheap in comparison. https://www.jauce.com/auction/u263803727?fbclid=IwAR34_rMwa5X0qeVfndjCY-AnvTsPEchPz7wvsTJXQr7ALvQAXCnp6-EXRys It sold for 380,000 yen. For one, not a set of two. I'm really glad the ones that came on my 70 Fairlady Z-L are in great shape.
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