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Lol so it's a stock 240Z with a blue and white paint job... hahah so rare and exotic!

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Well as long as there's paperwork to back it up then it has provenance, unlike the vast majority. Relevant to the USA but, yes, probably a bit meaningless in any other country.

Mustang, Camaro and Corvette factory pace car replica packages, as were sold new to the public at the time, fetch good money in the USA.

The actual specially prepared pace cars which were used on race day - at least two, sometimes three, to ensure a backup in case of problems, or for promotional purposes - are very much sought after. All the race circuits used pace cars, and manufacturers competed with each other for the honour of supplying them in any given year. Sometimes the winning driver would be given one, therefore adding his fame to the car's provenance.

But all the pace cars I've seen have had bright graphics along their sides proclaiming the race circuit, the race and the car. Mind you, installation of the stickers was generally optional and many owners chose not to. It would be interesting to track down some old photos of the 240Zs to see how they were decked out.

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HLS30 cracked $100k USD..(not the first, but worth pointing out).
 
http://bhauction.jp/search/lot15.html
 
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Price estimate: 8.5k - 10k yen. Sold for $107k USD
 

This appears to be 1 of the Nissan North America restoration program cars from the 1996/1997 years...

 

From the end of the 1960s to the latter half of the 1970s, the S30 type first fair lady Z which boasted tremendous popularity in the North American market. In Japan, a model equipped with a 2 liter straight 6SOHC engine L20 type was mainstream (240Z added with L24 in 1971), and 240Z / 260Z / 280Z on North America that sold the L24 / L26 / L28 type was sold as the DATSUN brand .
As a sports car with excellent cost performance, it is accepted in a wide range of age groups, and the position such as existence of the nationwide Owner's Club including the later model was established Fairlady Z. With the discontinuation of Z32 type in North America in 1996, North American Nissan got genuine parts and restored 240Z and the project to sell limited was raised. The "Vintage Z" was born there.
Initially, 200 units including the order base were planned to be produced and sold, dealers and shops scattered on the west coast requested by Nissan North America actually started to produce vehicles, but the cost and time required for restore work Since it exceeded the assumption, it was discovered not to get on the profit base. In addition, in addition to the rush of applicants, the circumstances worsened further, according to the record of IZCC (Internet Z Car Club), which carries out rolled-out vintage Z registration (VZCR, vintage Z car register) It is said that the project itself was to be stopped at the time when 37 units (39 theory theory was also produced) was said to be driven. Nissan North America owns two units of 37 units actually produced, and 35 units are said to have handed over to 35 individual owners. In both cases, the center console 's plaque (badge) and the rear quarter window decals are proof of vintage Z, the expert certificate issued by Nissan North America, the owner' s manual and the warranty card belong to each vehicle.
At least three vintage Zs that have landed in Japan have been confirmed. At that time, the owner who visited California found a vintage Z at a showroom of dealer "Morrie Sage's" in Universal City, bought three cars including car 1 and brought it to Japan. Although car 1 has already passed to another owner in the country, the remaining two have been kept garage for about 20 years by the owner who purchased, and it was supposed to be exhibited at this TAS auction with BH Auction .
Both of the two trucks are just a few kilometers of domestic unregistered and kept in a lifted state. Silver individuals (HLS 30-56609) remained original, and yellow individuals (HLS 30-05811) were planning to acquire the number with the specifications carrying RB 26, but neither the target was fulfilled and only the time passed , It has reached today.
By the way, since the body is covered with dust as it is brought to Japan, the two units are equivalent to the so-called "barn find". Vintage Z, which was created by a project led by North American Nissan, not simply 240 Z that was restored, is a new assembled assembly car with a manufacturer's seal. It goes without saying that value and scarcity are high as well. Moreover, even though individuals kept in the condition at the time of release were looking all over the world, it is probably not the other two who put on the auction this time are put on.

 
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You pay extra for the dust. I'm starting to find it weird seeing a right hand drive car on the internet these days.

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The US market has well and truly caught up to the local one now. Interesting times ahead for z values.

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For how much though?

They have been advertised over $100k for a while now but I wonder if they get the asking price.

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Scarab Z for sale.
https://www.zdriver.com/forums/fs-240z-260z-280z-280zx-70-83-242/1973-datsun-240z-scarab-42450/

 

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My Dad has owned the car since 1981. True survivor, non molested with less than 30K original miles. 327, Super T-10, Cromodora wheels finished in Safari Gold. Garage kept in New Mexico and never abused. Interested parties please reply with contact information. Accepting offers. More pictures for serious buyers upon request. Car will be released upon receipt of cash in person with any shipping the responsibility of the buyer. Thanks for the interest, a truly nice car.

 

All I need is a white suit, a couple of ounces of cocaine and to change my name to Tony Montana. :)

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PS30-00520 went to auction recently, I believe it passed in (around $240k AUD)

 

http://www.j-spec.com.au/auction/1988orolder/1971-Nissan-Fairladyz-9745324.html

 

Noted in Japanese club information as having quite a few late, non-standard modifications from several years back, including that 'dash dodger' cage and the black (composite?) bonnet. Car was reportedly owned in Toyota City, Aichi area.

 

The modifications probably put a few potential buyers off. 

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It also looked to have the wider Kobe Seiko wheels and was reported as a Grade R auction (although Grade R on a 40+ year old S30Z can mean anything really)..

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It also looked to have the wider Kobe Seiko wheels and was reported as a Grade R auction (although Grade R on a 40+ year old S30Z can mean anything really)..

 

They probably would have given it the 'R' grade for the cage, let alone anything else. I think it's on repro 7j rally mags (as you spotted) and has some kind of suspension kit on it too.  

 

Apparently it has some rust and possibly some evidence of previous accident damage. Radiator core support and left inner wing reported as needing attention. I'm sure it will change hands and get properly fixed at some point...

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That 432 passed in at auction, anyone know what it got to?

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That 432 passed in at auction, anyone know what it got to?

I heard around $230k AUD...

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Wow you would have to be keen to take on that, I guess if it is an HS30H that might be it's only saving grace, but again you would have to be super keen.

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Bloody hell, that would have to be the very last one left - of all the Zeds - in the world before taking that on. It's been stripped and dumped, for a reason.

And you'd be certified insane. And you'd need to be paid to take it away. After digging it out of the snow, slush and mud.

I'm just amazed that anyone would even have the hide to advertise it let alone want money for it.

The Alfa 105 in the background looks far more interesting.

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Bloody hell, that would have to be the very last one left - of all the Zeds - in the world before taking that on. It's been stripped and dumped, for a reason.

And you'd be certified insane. And you'd need to be paid to take it away. After digging it out of the snow, slush and mud.

I'm just amazed that anyone would even have the hide to advertise it let alone want money for it.

The Alfa 105 in the background looks far more interesting.

 

LOL. Vendor is a friend of mine. He and his friends have a lot of interesting stuff floating around in their orbit. This one was picked over some years back and is just being sold (read the full description) to get it out of the way. The price it's up for is reasonable for the (amazingly) decent rear arch sections and a couple of other bits. Nobody is expecting it to get revived or restored, and it's already lost it's chassis number and paper identity so is essentially an 'object'...

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