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#1 240Z_au

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 06:01 PM

Hello Again. May as well share this next project with those who would at least listen and appreciate.

 

So my Red 240 is almost done. Well, its a constant WIP as we all know, always something to improve. The red car is satisfying my inner child for that car I always wanted, but never could afford to build back when I was 18. Its not perfect, but its great for me and I love what it does when pushed. 

 

Now in my 40's, I also got to appreciate the finer details of this original cars. The wooden wheel, the supple ride, the smooth hum of the L24 and so on.

 

So, having looked for the new project and wanting a complete car with a solid chassis and as close to the original as I can afford, I purchased this yellow one pretty much sight unseen. I wanted to buy another Green car as well (one that recently got away, but for reasons still unknown (I offered what was being asked and was ready to pick the car up with no questions asked) it wasn't meant to be.

 

After driving the yellow car as a daily for the last month or so, I decided to do what I planned and get this thing restored to a much better shape. The car has a nice history and was kept surprisingly original. Matching numbers, clock, AM radio, all working too :)  even got a trophy from the 90's as the car won Sydney Z Club concourse! (must have been in a much better shape back then ;) 

 

So, here she is as of last week. Yesterday and today I had  a lot of "stuff" pulled out. The engine is going to James at MIA (thanks for the tip Gav.) and Gearbox to Lurch just to support Victorian economy a bit from here :) (well, as soon as he tells me where to send it)

 

I'll have the rack and diff etc done too and the car will be stripped this week and planning to deep in in a week or two. Then off to panel shop and the time consuming part of finer DETAIL and placing it all together.

 

Well, wish me luck. I'll be hitting you all up for some advice shortly :)

 

 

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 06:40 PM

Awesome!! Looks very tidy. Love the yellow paint and rear louvre and original trim down the side of the car. I really want those pieces for my project.



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:07 PM

So my Red 240 is almost done. Well, its a constant WIP as we all know, always something to improve. The red car is satisfying my inner child for that car I always wanted, but never could afford to build back when I was 18.


I can very much relate to the above, that is the motivation behind the car I am doing.

Really looking forward to watching the yellow car progress. Once my car is registered I will come for a drive and and have a propper look at.

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:56 PM

Very nice car and that yellow is a personal favourite of mine. Can you tell us what its compliance date is please?

 

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After driving the yellow car as a daily for the last month or so, I decided to do what I planned and get this thing restored to a much better shape. The car has a nice history and was kept surprisingly original. Matching numbers, clock, AM radio, all working too :)  even got a trophy from the 90's as the car won Sydney Z Club concourse! (must have been in a much better shape back then ;)

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I was a committee member of the Sydney Z car club in the early 90's. I have a 2nd place trophy from 'Original 240Z' category of the 1991? Darling Harbour Concours  somewhere too. I would be interested in the name of the owner back then if you happen to know who it was.

 

Awesome!! Looks very tidy. Love the yellow paint and rear louvre and original trim down the side of the car. I really want those pieces for my project.

I am fairly sure that this is actually "Protecta Strip" which was sold in parts shops and most popular in the 1980's.

 

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 09:18 PM

Thanks very much...

 

Very nice car and that yellow is a personal favourite of mine. Can you tell us what its compliance date is please?

 

I was a committee member of the Sydney Z car club in the early 90's. I have a 2nd place trophy from 'Original 240Z' category of the 1991? Darling Harbour Concours  somewhere too. I would be interested in the name of the owner back then if you happen to know who it was.

 

I am fairly sure that this is actually "Protecta Strip" which was sold in parts shops and most popular in the 1980's.

 

 

 

Re 1991, yes, this car was a winner. The owner was till very recently in possession. Kept a very detailed diary of all of the work, I have to dig the name out, but the trophy is sitting on my toolbox :) I'll dig his name out soon.

 

 

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 09:29 PM

Nice car, ACT also so must be relatively rust free? I think there are a few of us who are still 18 at heart. God knows I desperately wanted to restore my first 240z at 18 but didn't have the funds to do it. Now I've got funds, but no time. Like everyone told me it would be.



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 09:39 PM

This Clarion Tape player came with the car, there is a bracket under the dash and I had it checked out today and it works! (as do my 1980 tapes! LOL)  So, anyone know whether it came as a standard equipment option in the early 70's?..I'm not that old, thought tapes have only started late 70's? so nothing for 240Z's??..Curious.

 

 

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 10:21 PM

I am fairly sure that this is actually "Protecta Strip" which was sold in parts shops and most popular in the 1980's.

 

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I thought it was a chrome trim? Or is that a chrome trim? Hard to tell from the pic



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 11:12 PM

Wow - that is the car that beat mine then! Now where did I put my shitty 2nd place trophy?

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 11:24 PM

I don't know where some of you blokes are finding these gems, but well done. I guess it's like I say don't wait for them to be advertised on the "internets" go out and find them. Track them down, call around and ask people in the know. That's how you find the best cars in my opinion.


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 11:42 PM

Congrats, she looks gorgeous in that yellow. Looking forward to seeing the red or yellow one in the flesh sometime.

 

I think I know where the green one is headed.

 I wanted to buy another Green car as well (one that recently got away, but for reasons still unknown (I offered what was being asked and was ready to pick the car up with no questions asked) it wasn't meant to be.

 



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 11:59 PM

Are you talking about HS30 00675 ? Or another Green 240z?

https://picasaweb.go...feat=directlink



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Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:06 AM

Hi again Andrew,

 

I just found a copy of the Sydney Z Car Club's NewZletter of July 1991 - the 'Special Concours Issue'.

 

The owner of your car at the time was Bruce Ellis.

 

I have attached scans of pages 4 and 5 of the NewZletter. Joe Grupe won 1st place in '240Z Modified' ahead of his son Herman Grupe. Herman also won the "Best of Show' award. Joe was  the founder and then president of the club. Joe and his son ran a car repair workshop in Belmore NSW called Mastercraft Automotive, specialising in Z cars. Unfortunately both Joe and Herman have since passed away.

 

On page 5 you will see photos of some of the cars at the Darling Harbour Concours.

 

Your car is the one at the bottom of the left side of the page and also the second from the bottom of the right side. My car (ZZ-1973) is above yours on the left side of the page.

 

 

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 09:22 AM

I'm guessing this car is:

HS30 00859 - Last spotted Cundletown NSW

From the Early Girl Bingo thread?


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 09:30 AM

Yes, that is the car that I bought earlier this year from Bruce and Andrew bought it from me.

 

Andrew, if you look through all the papers I gave you,  you will find the Club magazine that GongZ has just posted.


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 10:51 AM

Just a small detail to add - the trophies say "Combined Z Clubs of NSW..."

This referred to the combination of the Hunter Valley Z Car Club (established in 1986) and the Z Car Club of Sydney (established in late 1989).

The two clubs amalgamated in 1991 - presumably after the Concours was held.

(some of this information is from - http://www.zcarclub.com.au/)



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Posted 03 September 2015 - 11:50 AM

It's another green one Gav, heading under it's own steam down to Mexico from Sydney soon. Not an early girl but a matching #'s 240 nonetheless. I'll let the new owner tell us about it himself.

 

 

Are you talking about HS30 00675 ? Or another Green 240z?

https://picasaweb.go...feat=directlink



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Posted 03 September 2015 - 09:20 PM

Just a small detail to add - the trophies say "Combined Z Clubs of NSW..."

This referred to the combination of the Hunter Valley Z Car Club (established in 1986) and the Z Car Club of Sydney (established in late 1989).

The two clubs amalgamated in 1991 - presumably after the Concours was held.

(some of this information is from - http://www.zcarclub.com.au/)

That's so interesting. I found my lost "brother"..:)



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Posted 03 September 2015 - 09:24 PM

Wow - that is the car that beat mine then! Now where did I put my shitty 2nd place trophy?

 

Mine's is bigger than yours! ....LOL...But seriously, nice to see its all there locked up in a vault. Maybe we should find No3 and have a reunion?..Or sell it as a bragging rights trifecta to a Z investor?..



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Posted 03 September 2015 - 09:40 PM

Are you talking about HS30 00675 ? Or another Green 240z?

https://picasaweb.go...feat=directlink

 

Yes. Offered asking price and NOTHING :(  Anyway, just another car I guess...






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