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#1 curtis 240z

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:02 AM

For sale on behalf of a friend is this 1971 240z  with matching numbers engine and manual transmission, also having log books from brand new. The car was bought with the intention of doing a concourse restoration as it has NO RUST and has never been involved in any major accidents, the floors are clean and chasis is straight. Majority of the car still has the original paint apart from the passenger side rear quarter and door, there are obviously some bumps and bruises for a car of this age but it is still relatively straight and all the gaps match perfectly, the doors open and close like new and is all intact including the original aerial that still operates.

 

The interior is in good condition for the age, the dash has one hairline crack, the drivers side seat has been reupholstered along with the drivers side door card. The carpet has been replaced along with the vinyl on the rear strut towers. The clock still works and so does the original radio and all the instruments.

 

This is truly a unique find, I have owned a number of 240z/260z's over the years and this would have to be one of the best ones available in original condition. This car would suit someone looking to do a concourse restoration or leave it as is. 

 

Price : Please call

Contact Curtis : 0423 660 281

Located: Byron Bay

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Edited by curtis 240z, 24 September 2015 - 02:45 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:19 AM

Fantastic and red interior too!

 

You mention original paint, but the bonnet hinges appear to be painted and they were originally yellow chromate finish which indicates the engine bay area or bonnet was repainted at some point.

 

Otherwise a very honest looking example and would be an absolute pleasure to restore a car like this.


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:54 AM

a little piece of my dies every time i see a good 240 for sale :) i'll swap you for a 260? :)



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:32 AM

how much is he chasing for it?



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:39 AM

Hi mate,

 

If you are interested give me a call regarding price.

 

Curtis



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 01:20 PM


Did this car came from NZ?

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 02:12 PM

Wow Curtis - nice car!

 

... the bonnet hinges appear to be painted and they were originally yellow chromate finish ...

 

What are you basing that on Gavin? I have never seen cad plated bonnet hinges on a 240Z.

 

I did a web search and this page suggests that they may have been plated then painted over at the factory -

http://www.classiczc...paint-or-plate/

 

I could not find any sales brochures with suitable photos. My 1973 has body-colour hinges and I am sure that it has never been repainted.


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 03:52 PM

Weird HS30 00150 has cad plated hinges, no paint. My 73 was also the same. However my 72 has them painted body colour (red which is not original) and my 260z 2+2 was the same as my 72 (but again not original colour).

 

Just found a photo, looks like it has some safari gold overspray on it.  

 

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However the center pieces (rods) look to be black and possibly hand painted? Which would be similar to the radiator support panel (brush painted by hand).

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I'm happy to be corrected on this, although I will admit to preferring the look of it plated as opposed to body colour.



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 04:18 PM

In the classicZcars topic I mentioned, 26th-Z agrees that the torsion rods were hand-painted black.

 

I think I prefer the look of unpainted cad plating too - and it would probably stay looking good for longer than paint too.


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 03:11 PM

Underneath, the metal tape is covering a a hole in the floor where a bung went.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 04:56 PM

I've never seen chassis rails that straight and clear from damage. Usually they have been beaten half to death. Certainly looks solid.



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:14 PM

Thought the same gav

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 06:44 PM

yeah, no chromate on the hinges, but I agree, would look better. 

 

The white example above. Is it really 1971 production?. The chassis number seems high for 71 and not a twin cable. Am I the only one to notice this??  Close up of the dog legs(L&R) and the front 1/4 panels lower sections, just to clear up my mind re repairs on these sections please.

 

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 07:52 PM

...The white example above. Is it really 1971 production?. The chassis number seems high for 71 and not a twin cable. Am I the only one to notice this??  Close up of the dog legs(L&R) and the front 1/4 panels lower sections, just to clear up my mind re repairs on these sections please...

Curtis said that this car is HS30-01716. Allan Fielding's road/race 240Z is shown on the WA Z register as - HS30-01712    240Z    12/1971.

Perhaps Curtis could provide a photo of the compliance plate to clarify this if he posts more photos.

 

When you say "twin cable", I assume you mean "twin lever" = choke and hand throttle (I am sure you know that 240Z choke levers had twin cables attached).

Assuming that this car is a late 1971, it may have had the single lever set up. Gavin's 2/1972 compliance plated 240Z has the single lever set up.



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 11:21 PM

Possibly very much on a casp, looks odd...I have never seen a single lever 71. Well lets see more pics.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:24 AM

Hi all, thank you for your interest. We have decided to withdraw the car from sale and sell the white automatic 73 240z. I will make another ad with all the details. 

 

Curtis


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