Back in the early 90's a bloke who I met at TAFE was a mad Datto fan. He had a 1600 but was hell bent on a 240Z and always went on about them. I didn't know much about them nor thought much of them. I had a Bluebird wagon and a LJ GTR!!. Finally he got one. It was red, the darker red 905 I think? It had triple webers on the L24. He put 15x8 Neals wheels on it which I said looked crap. Anyway, I was hooked. The sound, the look, the interior, the performance and handling. Loved it. Made me realise what a piece of crap the LJ was. That influence led me to buying a '79 280ZX 2 seater in 1995.
He always went on about the 240 being an early one, being a '69. I didn't understand the significance. After getting married it had to go and he sold it to his brother in law who I believe did an engine conversion, Toyota twin cam turbo 6 if I recall.......memory is fading.
Brother in law liked doing burnouts, one to many times and the car was confiscated by the cops when those new laws were introduced (anti-hoon laws) and was impounded at the Wetherill Park police station. I saw it one day when I was out for a stroll in the impound yard. Looked like it had been there a while. Windows were open. I went to the front desk and asked about it and the cop tried to make out that I was doing something wrong. I explained I saw it from the outside of the yard through the chain wire fence, I wasn't in the yard. He had no time or interest in helping so I left. That was at least 15 years ago or more and the last time I ever saw it. Subsequently they put up a colorbond fence!
I haven't been in touch with my mate in years, but I'll endeavour to do so and if I can, I'll get some info and pics.
The car may well have already been listed in this excellent thread.
Edited by EJ101, 05 January 2016 - 07:22 AM.