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  1. gnoseZ, now that you have your good glasses on take a look at the Bonneville car again. It's not Andy Flagg's car. It's the 1970 240Z built by Nissan USA employees and which set the F/GT speed record at Bonneville in 1976. It's part of the Nissan USA collection and was on display at the Lane Museum in Nashville in the photo posted above. Here is a thread I started about it several years ago after I bought the items I included in the post.
  2. More flattops. Supposedly rebuilt could be good for needed parts? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202607383454 Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. These have been available on ebay since last year. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123397209965 Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  4. I think you received the dash intended for my car 🙂.
  5. The original post was over 4 years ago before this thread got resurrected. I don't think we ever heard back from him so he likely either moved on or found a car (probably for more than 4K) by now. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. This is the only picture I have of an original from a 1969 production car, but the markings on 1970 production cars may be the same. This is from my HLS30-00210. All original parts and date codes are part of what makes it hard to replicate a car 100% as it left the factory.
  7. Do you reuse the original fuel/brake lines and have them replated? If so, do you have to bend them for plating and then bend them back? Also why not apply a body color tint or paint over the undercoating instead of leaving it black? Great work as usual. -Mike
  8. At least more reproduction parts are available now. Steve Nixon makes several of them that some of us have provided samples for. I have four 1969 production cars and three were very complete original cars when I got them, but I wouldn't same any of them are "as if it just rolled out of the factory".
  9. Lonestreesteve, I assume he would have to since he's doing a "ground up restoration as if it just rolled out of the factory". That can be a pretty daunting task on a 1969 production car with all the unique parts. I'll be curious to see how this one turns out.
  10. I've never seen them, but recall a few threads mentioning them. Looks like @kats has a set.
  11. Hi Kats, I know it says it's painted the "original orange color" in the auction text I posted above, but I think it is still painted 905 red. Both 905 and 110 red are orange tinted reds (110 more so). I think to the uninformed eyes it can be seen as orange in certain light. I also didn't understand the auction text comment about the hatch glass being replaced with a US version of the glass. I think the hatch glass would be the same for the US market and the Z432 in September 1970; tinted glass with vertical defroster lines. -Mike
  12. The V8 swapped Z sold at another nearby auction (Barrett Jackson) a day or two before. Searching the internet I found some more information and pictures of this car from prior auctions. The car had more work done on it/isssue, some of which was noted at a prior auction but not at the one last week. The upper radiator support is not correct for a 1970, so it was replaced as some point and the dash had multiple badly repaired cracks and there was no mention of either of those. I still think it was a good deal for a driveable Z432 that is already in the US, especially considering that the S20 engine and rough shell sold for $67K (plus buyers commission I assume) in Japan. When I saw the car the hood was closed and the rest of the car locked up so I couldn't see all the issues. Comments from a prior auction: The car has been repainted in what appears to be the original orange color, resulting in a good driver quality level finish. There are some paint imprefections along the lower body and orange peel along the rocker panels that potentially should wet sand and compound out. Overall the finish and color is consistent and glossy, though showing some signs of stone chips and minor blemishes in a few upper body areas. The hood color has been painted satin black to emulate the R version. race prepped 432 cars. Trim and rubber appears consistent with the condition throughout with minor hazing and light scratches on the bumpers as well as some imperfections in the various rubber trim and window gaskets. Glass appears to be correct with the exception of the rear hatch, which has glass from a US spec car. Further inspection of the hatch shows that the entire hatch might also have been painted green at some point. Lights, lenses and side marker lenses are all in good condition. The distinctive 432 grille is of the correct type. Wheels are tires are not factory original but give the car a nice aggressive stance. The engine has been very nicely restored using correct factory type finishes and proper equipment per the 432 designation. Some evidence of minor touch up paint is notable on a few accessory parts. The undercarriage shows some evidence of use over the years and possibly rear quarter panel replacement The interior is nicely finished with the correct style seats and a radio has been added to the center console. The rear uprights are covered with standard vinyl material differing from the original diamond-stitched material from the factory. For the most part, the remainder of the interior is quite nice overall, again in keeping with the general driver level condition of the restoration. The underside of the car shows some evidence of former corrosion repair along the rocker panels and the likely replacement of the floors, work which is commonplace to unibody-design cars which have spent considerable time in Japan. The car remains solid and structurally sound, and is ready to be enjoyed.
  13. Restomods of all types are very popular with the Barrett Jackson crowd. I was there yesterday and could only find the white car. The others might have been moved offsite already but then again that place is huge so they could have been somewhere I missed. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  14. Good to know, but doesn't really have anything to do with this thread regarding the early interior rearview mirrors with the red-dot day/night knob.
  15. Yes. It is PS30-00166 and sold for $170,500 including the buyers premium at Amelia Island in 2017. Today it sold for $90,000 with the 12% buyers premium. The pre auction estimate was $125,000 to $175,000, not including the buyers premium. https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am17/auction/lots/r169-1970-nissan-fairlady-z-432 Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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