I suppose it’s a fine line when restoring cars as I must admit when you see some builds and what’s replaced using donor cars on to the original car, and in some cases there really isn’t much of the original car.
What happens if that section of the firewall was rusted away and needing replacing....? Though yes I know that’s not the case but.....
So I guess doing it that way it’s just the other way around lol.
As we know that little section of the body of some cars is preconceived to be worth more then the rest of the car and some people will pay more just because of it when you can in most cases you can buy the same or even better car for less but maybe not just with the so called desirable numbers.
So my question I guess would be what’s acceptable a car that’s had that much replaced with donor parts compared to a good solid car that’s the same but with only the small section of firewall replaced that’s just happened to have some numbers stamped into it.
Neither of the cars would then be original so which one is acceptable? And why?
Just my thoughts and we all know it’s been done plenty of times before.
Say you had say a very low numbered 240 and wrote it off and you also had a not so low but very nice 240 would you contemplate doing the cut and shut of the numbers or would you be happy just to let it go to the scrap yard?
Just my thoughts and a lot of so called original cars are just a perception of being original.
1973 DATSUN 240Z (LHD)
Negotiable - All offers over $30K will be considered
"Here for sale we have a 1973 Datsun 240Z. This car has a real following and does not need an introduction. These cars are becoming quite scarce and you won’t find a cheaper 240Z, especially in this condition!
This car is a genuine Californian car. It has the original Californian number plate, purchase documents, owners manual, warranty manual, service manual and receipts from work carried out back from 1973 and all importation documentation.
It starts first time, every time and does not blow smoke. However it does need some tender love and care. Car is sold as is. With a bit of attention this car will come up a real treat and worth a lot more! Truely a collectible piece.
I also have a few spare parts such as front splitter, wheel arch flares and steering rack for RHS conversion, quarter panel and other bits and pieces that I am willing to sell separately."