Posted 08 June 2015 - 10:39 PM
So Daphne is a rare white exterior with blue interior car.
She still has her matching number engine from the day she left the factory with engine # L24-045825 slotted between the rails of its chassis # HS30-00982
Needless to say after a brief conversation I became the current carer for Daphne. The decision was an easy one as I know how hard it is to come accross a 240z which has lots of its original parts still with the car.
So this is how i received her.
Posted 08 June 2015 - 10:46 PM
At the moment it is running British SU but the original 4 screw Hitachis carbies did come with the car also. Apperently the Datsuns carbs gave them problems and she mentioned that the spark plugs had to be changed often?
Posted 08 June 2015 - 10:50 PM
Apperently it cost her $3000 due to postage etc
Also some NOS hubcaps !!!
Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:00 PM
Still has the original gearknob (Gav will be excited by this) and steering wheel but not the radio, although i do have one amongts my 240z spares. Does anyone know if the rubber boot around the gearstick is the original type?
I was also impressed at the condition of all the terminals and connection of the fuse box as lots of them have burn marks and green blue colour on the connections.
Most of the trim has been ripped out as well as the seats not being the original blue.
Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:12 PM
Dealer sticker still attached ☺
Is this a factory steel radiator fan?
I havent devised a plan for the car as yet but with two you kids and soon to be three kids under the age of 5 towards the end of this year I know that spare time is not in my hands. So I will probably fix up bits and pieces and still drive the car rather then pulling it all apart and not being able to enjoy it.
Thats all for now folks ☺
Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:28 PM
It looks like an accident free car? Or did it come with free accidents? .
From what I can see it has the original steel fan.
Radiator looks like original type. Yes 5 speed gear knob is a good find, but I was more excited by the blue interior you have there!
No original radio is a shame but good to see rest of car is still pretty original. Shift boot is not original type, looks horrid turf it haha.
I'm guessing it's had at least 1 original paint job in it's life? Judging by rear tail light panel getting the colour coded treatment.
The choke knob is the later 'square type' as opposed to the rounded type like the hand throttle has. You have the blanking plates for the rear defogger and parkers.
An increasingly rare find, good to know a few still out there to be discovered.
Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:40 PM
I know the choke knobs are not the right ones. I will try and find out which type it's supposed to have and go hunting for some.
As far as I can see it hasn't been pranged as I can still see all the factory spot welds along the front strut towers in the engine bay, top of the radiator support panel, both rear quarter panels around the tyre area and the spare wheel area.
It did indeed have some prior rust repairs on the flat rear hatch lock area where they normally rust and I assume that's when the white treatment of the rear light panels was done. I am going to change those panels with some others that I have with the factory grey colour as I can't stand the way it is now!!!
To my surprise that no one else had bought this car as I have been told that it was on the market from February! I believe these cars have a way of finding their owners...
Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:44 PM
Well done, Cuong. Looks like a good, honest car that's not hiding any surprises. A great find!
Posted 09 June 2015 - 12:15 AM
All the people in the other thread bashing wanted ads on gumtree take note. Cuong got this car because of a wanted advert.
Posted 09 June 2015 - 12:23 AM
Gumtree is going to go into meltdown now from all the extra 240z wanted ads !!!
Posted 09 June 2015 - 12:06 PM
I hear Silvias are fetching 50 to 70 grand US these days in Japan.
Hows the yellow Z going by the way? Still have it?
Posted 09 June 2015 - 01:05 PM
Craig I was joking about swapping cars lol. Yes I still have the yellow one, it is all up and running these days.
Posted 09 June 2015 - 03:05 PM
I did see your wanted ad on Gumtree. Glad to see it worked for you.
Posted 09 June 2015 - 08:12 PM
Awesome purchase BTW...
Posted 09 June 2015 - 09:25 PM
Certainly looks like you managed to find a real gem.
Just proves that they are still out there waiting to be unearthed.
Posted 10 June 2015 - 04:21 PM
Hope you enjoy every bit of it!
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