Does anyone know where that red car KNL127 is now? Lynton
Do you have the part no. for those square mirrors per-chance?
All I know is that it was once owned by Dr Harry Corbett.
This 240Z, owned by Dr. Harry Corbett, is quite significant in Australia. It is car number 4 of the production run. This car was used by journalists to do all the road tests back in 1970. Now completely restored, it is a wonderful example of the 240Z's in Australia.
Photo at Albert Park in Melbourne.
I'm not sure if it's still owned by the same family or not? Would be great to speak to the current owner about it, perhaps do an interview and record some of it's unique history down and document some of the intricate details of this year 240z.
OK i stand corrected.
Was the silver grille standard too?
Check out the above photo, I think it's just the lighting in the first photos with Lindsay Drife in it that shows a chrome like finish, but in actual fact it's the correct silver flat colour (not black like many have been painted now-a-days).
Gav never knew they had z32 twin turbo back in 1970. and as pointed by D3coy ugly chromed front grill. now i take points off.
if the mirrors like Lynton posted which has the same base as bullet type than the old chap i talked to at dealership is not talking crap. And my early one may have came with them. But im putting black bullet type. as my argument is mine came with those
ive seen an early car in person never touched and had those mirrors. Another z also had those. Bullet seem to appear first on the 432 in Japan. But there were early cars with black fender only thing is dont know if it was jap imported press car or localy sold.
As bullet and door were avaliable as options and 99% of z cars don't have hard evidence as they were shown on showroom floor.So if u like black fender than it came with black fender or either one. You not going to loose points or win arguments. just not enough hard evidence to support either but they were all available at the time.
Yeah I think the old chap at the dealer was spot on, HS30-0004 was apparently a test car for automotive journalists when the 240z first arrived in Australia and I doubt many would have had those mirrors on them. If I had to guess I'd say less than 100 cars in total got those mirrors, maybe a few with the bullet style (black ones you're talking about), but most I would say opted for the standard door mirror (which is in itself hard to find! Why is it that the unpopular option of the day (i.e paint code an interior colour or in this case the wing mirrors are the very thing that everyone wants some 30-40 years later when restoring a car?) My mind baffles, but in honestly I'm just as bad as I'd love to restore a 240z with a set of the square ones on it
Nice 240z. I like the fact you are keeping it original because it is hard to resist modifying these cars over time and early period correct cars are becoming harder to find.
I agree, it's so tempting to modify these cars, but there are so few accurately original cars out there it seems a shame to me. I really would love to see more cars restored to the period correct look. As much as I like a well modified car, there isn't many out there that are a rolling time capsule and I suspect such cars would fetch good money too!
I would like to know the years of the last fender mirror fitted 240Zs in AU. To my knowledge it all stopped in early '71 at the latest.
I suspect it was 71 also, never seen any 72s with them that were original.
All I can say is thank-you internet archive, would love to speak to Harry though regarding HS30-0004.