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    San Diego, CA. USA
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    240z
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  1. I had a black 1970 Porsche 914 1.7... so much fun to drive. Although, access to the engine was frustratingly limited. That said, I have been keeping an eye out for decent example.
  2. I too thought the same a few months back when I first noticed it. I live in Imperial Beach, about a 15 minute drive away from the seller. I reached out to the seller twice and never received a response.
  3. go z racer, go

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  4. No question - the FRS is a street legal kart. Great gas mileage and a bullet proof boxer engine. My wife has a new VW GTI (e needed one practical car) but loves to drive the FRS. Anyway, I've been staring at my 240Z off and on all day... soooo happy. I'll never go this long again without a 240Z again!
  5. Thanks! Yes - Still own the FRS... so now I have "Blue" and "old Blue"
  6. Yes - It began with eBay however, the purchase was not made through eBay ;). Interestingly, I was seeking a Datsun 2000 Roadster but came across this car and was immediately drawn. It's particular global journey/story and fit mechanical condition made the decision easy for me. I live in Imperial Beach, San Diego but made the trip up to Modesto to see the car. It pulled hard and felt tight - done! As for the Roadster, maybe in few years. Yes - it did present rust in all the areas where you would expect from operating atop rock-salted roads as this car was also stationed in Germany. That said, pretty much limited to wheel-wells. Nothing too serious so I will address them at a later date. Yes - the exshaust (full system headers to muffler) and fender mirrors were added much later. *Wonderful NY-Times article. I'm going to print and include that to into the records. I genuinely appreciate your posting!
  7. Great question 240260280 - I recall that being in my first few questions too. Capt. Bashaw actually ordered a US spec Z from Nissan Motor Co./Donna Byler. *I love the first line entered on the page numbered "2"
  8. Just welcomed my 4th 240Z home tonight. I love these cars. This one is a bit more polished than I'm use but I'll get over it. The thing that sets this car apart from my previous 240s is the rich history and the meticulous records. Purchased in Japan by a service man with original purchase receipts (to include DOD loan papers), hand written service documentation (outstanding penmanship) and various vintage Datsun swag(local and national Z clubs). That along with a dash void of blemish, a recent total rebuilt drivetrain(matching numbers) and the original owners widow(whom was also active in Z clubs) has me instilled in me - a sense of responsibility... to act as a steward. This, like so many cars here, was loved and cherished; it played a significant role for it's owner for whom took great pride in ownership. Passion.
  9. Carl Stahlnecker - Served his country in the US Navy and had a passion for the 240Z - A good man.
  10. Hi Gang, Although MIA, I've checked in from time-to-time secondary to my addiction for this car and especially to this site; best ever - MIKE! I even went and purchased an FRS so I could have a DD that was close to my Z. Although, it's so much fun visiting a client in a 240Z! Been committing a lot of my time to family, racing cyclocross, surfing and hiking with our dogs. That said, I plan to give the Z some much deserved attention this summer. ***Wow - genuinely struck to learn of Carl's passing. Was looking forward to seeking him out, as I would occasionally think of him (more often than not during a heated, intelligent debate). Will continue to keep him in my thoughts.
  11. I recall reading this very article just prior to purchasing my FRS (which I have rebadged as "Toyota GT86"). Hell the reason I bought my GT86 was to have a fun daily driver but now... I've fallen head-over heels for this street legal go-kart. That said, there are far more things I love about the Z. The biggest difference between the two (for me anyway) is that I can rebuild and repair my Z - can't even come to saying that about the GT86. Don't get wrong, it's easy enough to mod (which I have and do). It's just a pain in the you-know-what.
  12. PM me the next time you head to the Q... SCCA Auto-X at the Q!
  13. Call it familiarity, I still find the 240Z a superior drifter {:^)
  14. Captain-Zeros--- I genuinely appreciate your sharing this article. I like the side-by-side spec comparison. I found the weight differential of 408 pounds especially interesting.
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