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#21 Bonkers

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:47 AM

Like Enzo mine is RS30-005226 260Z sport 9/75.

I have had this car for some 27 years and others to keep it company . But before that early girl 000046 for some 8 years .But I must admit, I have found the 260 to be a better car over the 240 and the changes Nissan made to the model have fixed some of its basic problems. Especially the roof where it joins its supports . Early girls just seem to flex a lot at these points. Not so much the 260 2 seat.      



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:09 PM

Just out of interest I noticed the post from 'boyblunda'- 

 

"Before the issue arises again, there was a new 260Z model in 1976 starting from RS30 015001
 
This intrigued me so I checked and I have RS30 015011 built 10/1976 (Red 110, manual) and sold June 1977, Victoria.
 
Someone mentioned in an earlier forum regarding late model 260Z's that they had read somewhere that only 96 '77 260Z Coupe's were brought in for the Oz market?
Recently I was looking at photo's of a 03/1978 build UK 260Z and noticed that it had the older 260 (74-76) 'flat' horn pad which was a bit unusual as all of the other 77/78 original 260's (and 280's) I have seen have the newer 'deep' horn pad. This UK car had been put away by a collector for the past 27 years and only had approx. 8,500 miles on the clock and was passed in at auction...if I remember correctly they were after 26,000 Pounds Stirling for the car. Lot's of underbody component(s) 'surface' rust as well as some in and around the engine bay, but 'appears' to be a very original undamaged/unmolested car.
 
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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:18 AM

Mine is 0000797.



#24 600Z

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:00 PM

From whatnot I could grind with some digging on numbers of cars that came to Australia and have found the following.

240Z's : 2358
260Z's : 1123

These are 2 seater versions of the 260Z's

Not sure how accurate it is but it's what I found. I'm sure others might have better numbers.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:37 PM

Alan, thankyou for the above input. I very much appreciate the clear, patient, objective contributions you make to these discussions - they certainly add to my education.

So I went back to one of my previous references and found that indeed, I had not read it properly. The body differences made in the construction of the new 260Z model that I thought were differences between the 240Z and the 260Z were, according to Service Bulletin Vol.215 Modification Of Datsun 260Z Model S30 Series 1974 applied to new models starting with RS30 005001.
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Perhaps this early revision of the newly introduced 260Z is that which contributes to the thinking about the possible weight differences between 260Z models.

This is a little off track from the original topic but it does give an example of Alan's warning about being aware of the gaps that might appear in the numbers.

(Add Edit) If we look at the WAZ Register we can see that there were 15 RS30 260Z's with numbers ranging between RS30 000458 and RS30 1057 but the next number in sequence is RS30 005166. The build dates lodged for these vehicles are, only loosely sequential.

Before the issue arises again, there was a new 260Z model in 1976 starting from RS30 015001.

 

Just picked up the Service Bulletin Vol.197 Modification Of Datsun 260Z Model S30 Series 1973 off eBay.

Thought it may be an interesting read.

 

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