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#21 gav240z

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 06:20 PM

April Fools no doubt.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 07:07 PM

April Fools no doubt.


No doubt  :-[ :'( joke's on me...

#23 gav240z

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 06:21 PM

Early 240z in US (1971) with relatively complete interior and Safari Gold colour. (HLS3 017336)
http://www.ebay.com/...m-/261828628491

She's had a hard life alright.

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Currently at 3,300 USD with about 1 day 12 hours to go.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 06:27 PM

Scarab conversion.
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/231521383036

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5 days to go. Current price: US $8,850.00 reserve not met.

The wheels look very similar to the Kobe Seiko wheels but they are not quite the same.
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Up for sale is this beautiful 1 owner scarab Z car which I am selling for a friend who does not like PC. This car is a one of a kind car built buy Mr Morrow back in 1980 who owned Scarab Co. It only has 14k since 1980 which is when the conversion was done. One of the most solid Japanese cars I have driven. Standard features: Balanced, blueprinted Chevy 350 (325hp) forged steel crank, rods, pistons, specially crossflow radiator, HP water pump, 22qrt system, borg warner t-10 4 spd trans, custom single exhaust with headers, AC that turns free and clicks in needs to be recharged. Koni adj. shocks Teflon comp. strut bushings, HP rack & pinion mounts, springs by scarab. Optional R200 rear end 315 gears. Comp sway bar & 4-piston caliper brakes. Cruise control, camagnola wheels. Paint was stripped off in 2005 and repainted with GM Galaxy Silver Metalic and is in perfect cond. This car was not driven in the winter and always garaged and when it was outside it was covered. There is absolute no rust in this. New  Indy tires in 2005 with no miles on them. This conversion cost $14K in 1980, when he did this it had 110,000 miles and only has 124,600 right now. Please do not bid on this car if you can not pay for it, do not waste my nor yours. If any questions at all please call me and I will do the best I can to answer any questions. 509-630-7290 This auction does not include shipping but I will help if I can.
    The owner is selling this car because he is getting to old and he thinks it needs to be driven more. As you can see in the pics the emblems are not on the car, they were taken off when it had the new paint and the owner liked it looking like a regular 240Z especially without the spoiler and wing. Good luck biddint and whoever buys this car will be happy.



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Posted 03 April 2015 - 07:17 PM

The wheels look very similar to the Kobe Seiko wheels but they are not quite the same.


Campagnolos. Italian.

Replicas still being made today.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 10:26 AM

Looks like a 2ltr (L20) Fairlady Z - asking a cool 75K AUD at current exchange rate.

Advertised as a genuine barn find, dust and all...
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Looks like it was optioned with the Rally Clock option.

Poor translation below.

I found a treasure that had been sleeping in the warehouse! !

Now, S30 Fairlady Z that prices are going up! !

What. . . . Mileage real running 2900KM! !

It is a vehicle that does not come first out looking for! !

Current course and engine one shot starting! !

Interior is also very beautiful.

There what dust in a warehouse storage with regard exterior

It is a very beautiful without it, such as rust or rot.

and as a collection item rather than as enjoy riding

I want you to put it to decorate. . . .

This is just such a vehicle.

Those who hail interested to contact your than the first question column

Please no! !

The previous ones that owners had been kept by certain Nissan shops

Since we took over in comfort

I think if you buy can be vehicle.



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 03:45 PM

Looks like a 2ltr (L20) Fairlady Z - asking a cool 75K AUD at current exchange rate.

Looks like it was optioned with the Rally Clock option.


It's a Fairlady Z-L, so it had the Rally Clock as standard equipment.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 03:58 PM

It's a Fairlady Z-L, so it had the Rally Clock as standard equipment.


Thanks Alan, makes sense, I just couldn't find anything to confirm if it was indeed a Z-L designation or not. For some reason I didn't include the link, and now I can't find the auction again. Has it been purchased already perhaps?

I could only find this car, which doesn't have the headlight covers and appears to have a bent nose.
http://page19.auctio...tion/x385087834

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 09:58 PM

For some reason I didn't include the link, and now I can't find the auction again. Has it been purchased already perhaps?


It appears the seller was user: autoprogresstoyokawa
http://sellinglist.a...rogresstoyokawa

Which incidentally appears to be the same mob selling the Toyota 2000GT mentioned in this thread. The S30z appears to have been removed from sale.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 10:17 PM

Clean original looking 73 240z
http://www.ebay.com/...Z-/231525330790

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Slick 1973 Datsun 240z completely original. Original exterior orange paint is super cool and in good condition with one minor chip on the roof. Needs to be buffed and polished, but will shine up nicely! Interior has a few cracks in the dash and a small tear in the driver seat leather, but is in overall good condition. Car has never been restored. Only 125,000 miles! Great car for enthusiasts and purists alike!​


What's with all these S30z's needing rhinoplasty?

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 10:19 PM

Early S30z converted to electric.
http://www.ebay.com/...e-/191553459450

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I'm all for electric vehicles, but not for the aesthetic changes done to it.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 08:57 AM

Runs approximately 15-20 miles on full charge



Ummmmmmmm................  :o

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:29 PM


Ummmmmmmm................  :o


Most people's daily commute to work is within 30 kms. So you drive to work, plug it in, by the time you leave it's charged again.

When I visit Google's headquarters in Mountain View they have charge stations for electric cars in the car parks etc.. Lots of VPs have Tesla's, Volt's, Nissan Leaf's etc.. Seems popular, in Sydney we have a couple of electric leaf's they go quite well and charge seems good enough to go from Pyrmont all over Sydney CBD, I've never had it get to really low battery unless the last person didn't charge it long enough when parked (it's a share car).

Electric motors really have great pickup down low, instant torque. I'm a big fan. Only reason I don't own 1 is that I've driven Melbourne-> Sydney and back a few times now and you can't do that without some kind of super fast battery re-charge facility.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:45 PM

Not a fan of the aesthetic changes either, looks a bit closer to a ZX. Don't know how I feel about an electric drive train on a car of that vintage either.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 10:23 PM

Hey Gav, As owners of cars which we love from mechanical (serviceable by home monkeys) with the added bonus of timeless style ,interior and exterior , how are we going to future proof  these iconic cars. drove the Z for major kms to Warwick for the Easter meet ,and back,and didn't miss a beat! One day fossil fuels will be a thing of the past ,but, hope we can keep these classics still on the road . Being behind the the front of the car for such an amazing drive makes us understand why we are so nuts about these vehicles!
Electric ,hydrogen engines with soundtracks?


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 10:33 PM

The new Maserati Ghibli diesel actually has speakers in the rear mufflers to make it sound more like a v8.
And it actually works..... If you dont go to the front of the car.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 03:11 PM

1970 Model 240z. (HLS3005534)
http://www.ebay.com/...4-/231522334228

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It looks quite solid in the photos, and mostly original apart from paint so I thought it might sell for more than it did.

Went for about $7,500 USD which is about $10K AUD at current exchange rate.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 03:19 PM

A couple of more noteworthy cars in the US at the moment.
http://www.ebay.ca/i...Z-/221740098109

Sold for US $7,000.00

Very original looking 72 240z.
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Current bid:US $6,800.00 (1 day, 18 hours to go).

This early series 240 Z just came to us form a local owner who had the car for the last 11 years. The car was long ago upgraded to a 280Z motor for  better performance but other the that, it is a very original unmodified car. Overall condition is fair with the car being a presentable driver quality car. The car runs and drives quite well and with the 280z power plant it is a lively performer. Exterior is a total repaint done about 10 years ago in the original color of Sterling Grey Metalllic. The car has all original body panels but has had rust repaired on both rocker panels we are told by previous owner. Paint finish is fair only, not anywhere near a show quality job. Bumpers are solid but have some pitting on the chrome as does other exterior bright parts. The interior is amazingly nice needing only floor carpets replaced to be excellent. Original seats are near mint and the often warped and cracked padded dash is perfect. This car must have never sat and baked in the sun. Gauges all operate correctly. Original AM-FM radio is in place but not working. Car has original steel wheels and standard hubcaps. This 240Z can be driven and enjoyed as-is or be a great candidate for some restoration. The color combination of Silver with Red interior is  rare and attractive. Early 'Z' cars are getting impossible to find in an unmodified condition and mint or restored cars are bringing very strong prices. This car is a very affordable entry level 240Z that will inly increase in value in this market. Look over our photos or come see the car here in Erie, PA.

We are posting additional photos to address inquiries we have had about the cars rust situation. New photos should show the following: Rust prone area of the battery box and inner fender below box are solid and have no previous repair. Spare tire well is rock solid, never repaired carpet out photos show original unrepaired floors but a small rust hole is evident on RT. front floor panel approximate size 3" square. Lower radiator core support has rust damage in lower corners but not severe. Floors and frame rails are older heavy undercoat but previous repairs are not evident. Rocker panels as we stated previously have had metal panel repairs done for rust repair. Door jambs have some rust starting at welded seams but not severe.



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Posted 15 April 2015 - 03:22 PM

1 for the modified S30z buffs.
73 240z
http://www.ebay.com/...e-/251915909382

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1973 Datsun 240z with the motor and trans from an 83 turbo zx. Motor sport lowering spring with tokico 5way adjustable struts. Koing rewind wheels and Dunlop tires. Champion radiator and Spall fans. Hand built intercooler and tubing. Custom 3 inch exhaust. And the list goes on and on so please asked any and all questions. This is a running, driving, registered and insured car that I have owned since 96.


Current Bid: US $5,000.00 with 3 days to go.

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:45 AM

Clean looking 260z 2 seater in the US.
http://www.ebay.com/...Z-/391116853325

Youtube video here:


Lovely 302 colour.
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One owner 260Z with full history
• Purchased new at Arcadia Datsun in Arcadia California, remained in CA until 2007
• Rare and very desirable S30 260Z, offered only for one year
• Factory air conditioning
• The most documented Japanese car we have ever seen at Motoexotica!
• 2.6L Inline 6 with higher compression pistons, twin Hitachi HJG 44 mm SU-type carburetors
• Finished in it’s original shade of Leaf Green (302)

• Original numbers matching drivetrain
• 19,775 original miles on an original mileage Arizona title
• KYB gas struts front and rear with new coil springs
• Performance Specialties aluminum wheels

MotoeXotica is pleased to introduce another amazing Classic Datsun 260Z. Yutaka Katayama, father of the Z car, would be proud to own this particular 260Z with its extensive documentation and history! This early manufactured 260Z was sold brand new with only 18 miles on the odometer on November 8th 1973, from Bob Low’s Arcadia Datsun in Arcadia, California to Mr. Strinz. The 260Z was optioned out with factory air conditioning, AM/FM/Tape deck, body side moldings, front and rear bumper over riders, center arm rest, 4 mag wheels and body painted rear panel. The total purchase price of the 260Z was $6,250.00 and was sold by salesmen Rudy Kelly.

Mr. Strinz loved his new Leaf Green Z so much that he quickly put 700 miles on the car in the first 12 days of ownership and he returned the car to Arcadia Datsun for its first 600 mile service. He continued to diligently service the Z at Arcadia Datsun and had the 8k service at mileage 8,190 on 7/9/74, 12k service at mileage 12,420 on 11/29/74, 16k service at mileage 16,388 on 5/16/75 and the 20k service at mileage 21,586 on 1/7/76. The original Datsun service book is also stamped on all services above by Arcadia Datsun service department and also included with the original service receipts with each corresponding service!

In the late 70’s Mr. Strinz moved to Alamo, California and continued to service the Z at Kontstantin’s Import Cars in Walnut Creek California (full brake job, 50,262 miles in 1979) and also Livermore Datsun Service in Livermore California (clutch adjustment, engine tune up, valve adjustment and full carburetor service, 1978). At the end of 1981 at 74,007 miles Mr. Strinz dropped the 260Z off at Walnut Creek Datsun for its 70k service which included new clutch, throwout bearing, and master cylinder, replaced all cooling hoses, service all u-joints and valve adjustment. In 1984, the car reached 87,077 miles and it was time for an engine rebuild with a performance boost. The engine was torn down and the block was boiled and bored over. Higher compression L18 pistons were used with resized rods, new valves, seats and guides. The carburetors were rebuilt and a new performance clutch was installed with the fresh rebuild.

In the late 1980’s, the car had 98,000 miles and Mr. Strinz delivered the 260 to the Z Car specialists at Z Doctor in Richmond, California. John Vanek, the service manager, personally performed the condition report on the vehicle and Mr. Strinz followed his recommendations. The report and detailed $1,768.84 Z Doctor bill are represented in the photos below. In 1989, the body was starting to show some wear after years of enjoyable use. The 260 was turned over to the hands of Lafayette Body & Paint Works in Lafayette, California. The body was stripped, straightened, dents removed and prepped for paint. The Leaf Green paint job, overall, was over 100 hours of labor with a total cost of $6,042.00. The Z was placed back on the road with a shiny new paint job and Mr. Strinz reached 109,372 miles in 1991. He then had Danville Service Center perform a tune up and valve adjustment. He continued to use and enjoy his Z throughout the rest of the 1990’s.

In 2003 the mileage reached 117,255 miles and Mr. Strinz decided to start planning for a restoration of his trusty 1974 260Z. He filled out a order form from Victoria British ordered all new suspension including KYB struts and Suspension Tech coil springs. New weatherstripping, hatch seals, front and rear window seals, new carpet kit, floormats, new pedals, Monza performance header, all new emblems, carburetor rebuild kit and new exhaust. When the new parts arrived, Danville Service Center installed the new parts along with all new brakes and master cylinder. After the mechanical restoration the Z was taken to EB Auto Body in Oakland California for a respray of Leaf Green and to install the new weatherstripping/new windshield. The bumper covers were refinished and the front and rear bumpers were re-chromed. The restoration was complete in 2004 and in 2007 Mr. Strinz relocated to Idaho along with his Z. Over the next couple of years Mr. Strinz sparingly drove the Z on the occasional weekend. Unfortunately Mr. Strinz in 2013 sold the 260Z because he was relocating to an area with no extra space for the car. As car enthusiasts, we all have to thank Mr. Strinz for his remarkable care he performed since day one with this special green 260Z. This Z is the most documented Japanese car that we have seen hit our showroom and the next owner will be extremely delighted!

Below we have a current condition report of this extensively documented Datsun 260Z. This car was extremely well cared for ever since the first day it left the Arcadia showroom. With the represented history listed above the condition report gives the viewer an idea how the Z stands today.

Due to the impeccable, dry condition of the chassis and body. This car went through an extensive restoration in 2004 at which time the body was finished in the correct “Leaf Green” 2 stage paint color (paint code 302). The paint is bright and still in great condition. All of the panels fit well. The doors open freely, do not sag and shut without problem. All the Chrome on the bumpers look great and also include the original accessory bumper overrider bars. All the chrome trim is there, in good shape, with the exception of a few very small dings in the windshield trim over the driver-side of the windshield. The chrome light bezels in the rear taillights are slightly pitted, and has a small crack on the inside of the trim piece nearest the plastic lens cover, but all the lenses and other lights are great shape, and hardly show there age. The wheels are a vintage set of Performance specialties (p/s), 14 inch polished aluminum wheels, wrapped in a nice set of 195/60-14 tires with deep tread and even wear.

The interior gets even better. The well preserved Black vinyl interior seems to be the original as all the textures and materials are correct. The seats, still retaining the metal back breathers, looks as if normal wear and tear forgot about them and moved on to a different car! The fresh carpeting fits well for an older car and shows no signs of shrinking, eroding or discoloring. The Door panels are clean, and the top sills are not dried out, torn or ripped from sun exposure. The headliner appears original, with only slight wear on the edges closer to the sun-visors, of which are also nice and not sagging in your face. The original dash is cracked in several places on the areas most exposed to the sun, but still retains a solid structure and looks acceptable. While some people may prefer the patina, the car will also include a custom fitted dash cover that looks nice and conceals the cracks. The gauges are in fantastic shape with clear glass, no cracked bezels and all appear to be working at this time. Even the map light in the center of dash works, so pull out that map on trips and go old school if you would like. Rounding out the interior we would like to note that the hatch carpet, spare tire cover, and all panels in hatch area are also just as nice as the rest of the interior, and include the original spare tire and tie down straps.

Finally, The drivetrain. Lifting the hood will display a nicely kept engine bay, and all factory components in tact and operational right down to the under-hood light!,(with the exception of a high flow, temperature adjustable electric fan that will really keep the engine cool during those car cruises) The 2.6 L L26 I6, number g26030230 is well kept, and original to the car. It retains the mechanical fuel pump, and twin Hitachi HJG 46W 44 mm SU-type carburetors, and it runs fantastic with plenty of power, and delivers it with the sweetest sound a Z car enthusiast will hear! The car accelerates with authority, smoothly shifting through the slick 4 speed manual transmission. This is truly a car you want to drive and own with full documentation and history. So what are you waiting for? Please see the Motoexotica Youtube channel to watch the video of this stunning 1974 260Z! GET OUT AND DRIVE!

The current mileage shows 19,775 but the vehicle has 119,775 original miles and is sold on a clear actual mileage Arizona title. The history and documentation on this Z is so overwhelming that we simply cannot present it all in this ad. Please give us a call at 636-600-4600 for more in depth information on this 260.






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