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rdefabri last won the day on December 1 2016

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  1. You want $6K for this? I'll talk to the boss (my wife), if I can convince her, I'll buy it. I'm in NJ. I've owned a few Z's in my life time and I want another. I currently have a 1984 Ferrari 308 and a 1966 Jag E-Type, so understand it will be a hard sell, but for this price I'm willing to bite the bullet. Give me a few and I'll revert.
  2. A car is worth what someone will pay for it. I had a hard time getting $5,000 for mine about 10 years ago, and I thought it was worth more than that!
  3. I'll be the dissenting vote - sell it here. BaT is a pain in the neck. GLWS, it looks very nice. I'm slowly prepping to get back into a Z, this one is too original for me, but I love them. My first Z was a '76 280, what a great car.
  4. I'm getting the itch to purchase another Z, DSI will be on my speed dial for some engine work!
  5. It's cool but something about it doesn't sit well with me. I prefer Bizek and JDM Legends, but they also do the JDM oversized flares with exposed rivets, I just don't dig that look. Different strokes, I suppose.
  6. To me these look better on the 240/260/280 than they do on the 280ZX models.
  7. What happened to Bryan Little's site / Datsun Z Garage? Can't access it any longer Good thing I printed all the pages, have it somewhere in my mounds of junk. Been a while since I've been here, but every so often, I get the bug. I'd love a car that looks like Diseazd's (really all of his and father's - great 510 and some killer Z cars), but being on a budget a 3.1 stroker isn't in the cards. Playing around with Z cars my entire driving age life (with some gaps in between, but always reading) tells me there's a lot to get from the mix / match route a la Bryan Little. Digging deeper, I think a budget builder looking for a N/A L28 build could probably get away with leaving the lower parts / block alone. So with the right carburetion and exhaust, I would think head work is where the focus should be (IIRC, the Honsowetz book spends a good amount of time on the head). Sunbelt came and went - does anyone build a nice street performance head that is optimized for a stock lower end?
  8. Same car! Glad to see he posted here, he mentioned that he was on a Z site. I was worried it wasn't this one (small world).
  9. Car is not in NJ, but it's not in a Z friendly environment. On topic of what I would by - I'm not necessarily a collector, but I do like desirable and/or quirky cars that are on the tail end of the depreciation scale. I'm all about jumping on something if I see value. I've owned quite a few Z's over 30 years, and worked on them since I'm in HS, I'm no stranger to them. It's been about 10 years since I owned one, I sold my '72 to help pay for work on my '66 Jaguar E-Type (which I still own), then I added a Ferrari 308. Both cars were on the bottom of the depreciation scale, so while I didn't buy them for an investment, I knew I wouldn't lose on either - and I was right. So on what's right for me, this car is right up my alley. My preference for LHD is more about the driving - most Americans would prefer LHD, but the car being RHD does intrigue me as it is a JDM car. The owner knows Z's (I wasn't sure he knew), and he's struggling over selling it. It will take some coaxing, but I did let him know I'm a bit of a tire kicker, semi-serious. I told him I'm happy to broker a deal if he preferred, because I don't want to jerk him around. It's somewhat of a barn find (although in good condition - maybe more of a 3 than a 4), which also intrigues me. Low miles - less than 20,000 - as it has mostly sat. It runs, has some dings, but no major rust. Interior is nice, mild tear on the driver's seat.
  10. Thanks - I figured they wouldn't command much more of a premium, and honestly, I'd prefer a LHD, but it is kind of neat. I'll check Hagerty and offer the guy whatever the current value is...see what he says.
  11. So you are qualifying me now? Jesus - can someone with a brain give me a value on a 1972 RHD Fairlady Z, condition 4 out of 5? This used to be a helpful site, a lot has changed since I moved on to a Ferrari.
  12. Did you read my post? Low miles, looks to have been refreshed but not used much. I guess tools like Hagerty's valuation tool is worthless, since it's sight unseen? Call it a condition 4 out of 5 - what's the estimated value?
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