Lol so it's a stock 240Z with a blue and white paint job... hahah so rare and exotic!
The Global Z-car (S30/S130) Market Thread.
Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:30 PM
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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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:07 PM
HLS30 cracked $100k USD..(not the first, but worth pointing out).
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.
Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:41 AM
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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