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  1. I agree with Alan's assessment. Seems like a nice survivor S30-S (Fairlady Z-S). It's actually a twin to the blue S30-S I bought last year from Michigan that 240260280Z posted a link to above. Note there is no provision for an inspection light in the engine bay and the antenna looks to be the manual extending and locking version that came with the base AM radio (same as my car has). Would be nice to see more interior shots to see if it has all the original rubber mats that Alan posted pictures of. In addition to the front mats there are small mats behind the seats and in the rear hatch area. Curious if it has a clock or the standard blanking plate for the Z-S ( as mine does) and if it has the standard Z-S four speed or was upgraded to the five speed as mine was. Does the dash have any cracks? Original radio? Things like that will also affect the value. -Mike Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  2. And his "efficient" method of leaving the glass and window components in the doors along with other items not removed on his "exploded" paint jobs. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  3. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/dildo-newfoundland-jimmy-kimmel_ca_5d52d26ce4b0cfeed1a3c11d
  4. The one in 503 was the original. Brad used it as the reference for the reproductions he had made. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  5. What is the black coating inside the left rear quarter panel? Also wonder why someone painted the rear panel black around the upper license plate mounting points? Are you going to leave the dealer installed AC in the car or take it back to stock?
  6. Some more photos of it when it was listed on ebay last fall. Odd mirrors on the fenders. Did it come with the original seats or the later style shown in the ad photos? Was the exterior side molding trim just stuck on with adhesive or did it it leave holes in the sheetmetal?
  7. Not sure what's going on with that car. It was sold in a no reserve auction on ebay a couple days ago for $13,000. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Datsun-Z-Series-240Z-Coupe-Low-Miles-All-Original-Runs-Great-Sports-Car/202749760199?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Later that night someone on Facebook posted a question asking "what's a 1971 240Z worth" with a couple of pictures of the same car from the ebay ad. I posted the link to the ebay auction there and then the thread mysteriously disappeared. I assume the poster deleted his thread. Not sure if the sale fell through , but seems a little sketchy to me. -Mike
  8. Mike B

    2019 ZCCA Branson

    I'd like one too. -Mike Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  9. Looks like it had the upper radiator support replaced during the restoration.
  10. 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.
  11. I though it might be 4RE red. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Here's a photo of the writing on the door of my HLS30-00210 after the paint was stripped off.
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