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Offline Mikki1978

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Decoding chassis number
« on: February 28, 2012, 07:05:48 PM »
Hi Guys

New to the forum, just bought a project 260z, but wanted to know what i bought, can anyone help

Chassis number# GRS30015707

Thanks

Mikki

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Re: Decoding chassis number
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 07:50:27 PM »
Late model 260 z in right hand drive.
Back then the factory may have had a coded alloy plate with lots of letters and numbers embossed, to show various things like Auto or Manual, color of body, colour of interior, etc.

Sometimes?
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Re: Decoding chassis number
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 10:54:12 PM »
GRS30015707

G - Stands for 2+2 model
R - R signifies a 260z
S30 - Means it's an S30 or early Z chassis
015707 - Your cars serial number

Should have an L26 in the engine bay, if not your engine may have been swapped for something else.

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Re: Decoding chassis number
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 05:40:50 AM »
Ditto gav240z's reply.
Going by my NZ-new 260, there should be a black-on-silver rivetted-on data plate on the inner fender forward of the RH strut tower which is stamped with the chassis no., hp rating, wheelbase, & original engine no.
The chassis no. is stamped into the firewall near the brake booster.
There would have been a silver sticker on the radiator support panel providing the body colour code.
I don't think the interior colour was specified anywhere, nor was the transmission as far as I know (4sp, 5sp, auto).
But for all I know some markets, like the USA, may have required more. I'm told that the later Australian-new Z cars had a ADR plate affixed as well, but others on the forum will be able to advise what that was all about & when.
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 05:44:50 AM by gilltech »
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Re: Decoding chassis number
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 06:08:56 PM »
Whoa, wasnt 15707 one of only 2 zeds made for the James Bond movies ?
HS30-010-2904
& 1980's Apollo III IV V

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Re: Decoding chassis number
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 06:27:16 PM »
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Re: Decoding chassis number
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 06:27:16 PM »