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#1 acf321

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:50 AM

Following the very recent sale of another mint 240Z, I am considering finding a new home for the Brown Hornet. All details available on build thread. Driven 800 miles since complete 5yrs + rebuild.

I'm not posting price, albeit as per the header I am inviting Expressions Of Interest for genuine buyers only.

Please PM me with genuine interest only.

Regards,

Adam.

#2 mossy

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:04 AM

Whhhaattt!!! It's not April fools so it can't be a joke, is there another car on the radar Adam?

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:31 AM

No Mossy and others ..

Not a joke, and no other cars. Just a monstrous house to renovate and the car is not being used.

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:59 AM

Just a monstrous house to renovate and the car is not being used.


Hey! I called you to bring the thing out on our last drive. I've even got the indicator stalk at my place waiting for you to pick it up.

Just do what every other Australian does and take out a loan based on your built up equity (since property is going through the roof in this country).
http://www.whocrashe...household-debt/

What could possibly go wrong? :) I am of course being facetious, but I'd be sorry to see you sell it after so little use. Summer is here and today is a lovely day in Sydney, take it for a drive!

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 03:32 PM

Having read every word of your detailed and long build thread I'm really sad to see that you're considering selling the Hornet without having enjoyed the fruits of your labour. Having said that, this is not the first time I've seen exceptionally built cars being offered for sale so soon after they were completed. Some people extract more satisfaction from the build process although it's still disappointing to see the car not being used and enjoyed by the original owner/builder.

I wish you luck with the sale Adam but more so I wish you change your mind and enjoy it for a while before you move it along.

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 03:42 PM

Well said George. I too am hoping Adam has a change of heart. After all that hard work comes the best part, driving it  8)

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 04:28 PM

Oh Adam....one of the greatest build threads....Im sure you have tossed this around for a long time...would prefer to see you hang on to this.

Ive sold stuff that Ive deeply regreted later on....but you do what you need to do at the time.

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 05:03 PM

Noooooooooooooo. Seriously mate it's your car and I'm sure it wasn't an easy decision to think about selling it. After being on the resto ride following your fantastic build thread we all have some dirt if emotional connection to your car. Take heart in the fact that we have enjoyed not only your build of a car we all think is fantastic, it was also the way you told the story. Good luck Adam Long live The Brown Hornet

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 09:02 PM

I've just spent the evening reading the 40 plus pages of the build thread, I can't believe you are selling it….  An amazing car, and an amazing effort…  I only wish I had the money to give you what its worth…. :'(

I would say "Good luck" with the sale but I suspect there will be a line up.….

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 10:01 PM

Arrrgh.
Dont get carried away with home renovations...just re grout the bathroom, put in a stone benchtop in the kitchen, couple new toilets and your done..
Ive been there done that :P
Vote 1....the zed stays !

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 10:26 PM

Adam !

Sell it and I want all my bits back !

You cant be serious ?

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 10:48 PM

Easy to build a house, gettin' harder to build a Z!

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 05:20 AM

Adam !

Sell it and I want all my bits back !

You cant be serious ?

me too I want my Mk63's back just stick  hulix calipers and I will habe my light covers back too.

Just remember you regretted selling your first 240z so you embarked on the brown hornet project don't do it. Just think of all the cars you have sold and think about how with a bit of funds management you could have kept them all (space is the issue for keeping them)


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 07:45 AM

Hi Adam
It's a real shame you have got to this point, I'm sure you have thought it through. But, I think it wise you come for a cruise with some of us in October to give you some thinking time behind the wheel.
That's where all the best decisions are made.  ;)
Also give us an opportunity to ogle the Horny Hornet before another top notch Z leaves NSW.

http://www.viczcar.c....html#msg157556

Cheers Mate
Mick

P.S. Does this song ring true, is it someone else wanting to move the Hornet on?

;)


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:34 AM

Well if anyone wants a second opinion on the car I've seen it in the flesh. Albeit not quite done yet and before it was tuned.

Video here:


It really does look lovely, it's the kind of car you could jump in and enjoy right away. All the hard work has been done.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:49 PM

CAR NOW UNDER-OFFER.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 08:09 PM

Finally, I can't believe it's taken this long, a great buy I reckon.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 08:45 PM

Agreed. I was even contemplating ways to buy it. Knowing how much work is involved getting a car to that level.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 09:09 PM

SOME folks are really starting to understand, and appreciate, the amount of time, effort and workmanship, that goes into building, restoring, enhancing and ensuring detail, on these cars.

Whereas others still think, adamantly, that anything ver $20k is a ridiculously high price.
Supply, demand, and, rareity.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 06:27 PM

Thanks Gents,

The car has been with James this week getting everything 100% sorted. He told me my rear outer uni was buggered, hence the rattly noises I've been hearing from day one. Electrical gremlins now sorted, tuned, and in perfect health.

FYI, on values, the Gent that has agreed to buy the car (subject to a yet to be completed mechanical inspection) is 70 years old. He has told me he is buying the car for his wife, having last sold their beloved 240 in 1971. He assures me the car will be little used and be babied.

Car is still in my possession, and fingers crossed will be leaving me in a week or so.

Thanks for your support and interest guys, i've loved it - even though i've not met nor spoken to 99% of you over the years.

The kids will get their pool now, and i'll be committing myself to countless hours and frustration looking for the next toy (Wife permitting, of course!).

Cheers

Adam





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