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#1 Classicman

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:56 AM

As you are all aware, I'm going to start with the restoration of the '73 QLD Car soon, so I'm putting the Zim car up for sale.  I will give preference to any forum members that may be interested.

 

If you haven't read the build thread on this yet, then all of the details are here:

 

http://www.viczcar.c...-from-zimbabwe/

 

I will be posting some new photos on my website today and loading onto carsales as well.  The Melbourne collector who was going to buy the car has not put his money where his mouth is, and I have committed to the other build, so she must go now.  I will be selling her with full ACT Rego.

 

I will be advertising her for $75k on carsales, but will be willing to negotiate with Forum members.  The price will be controversial no doubt, but you won't be able to restore a car to this level locally for under this price.


Edited by Classicman, 22 April 2016 - 03:47 PM.

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#2 George

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 01:36 PM

Just saw the pics on Carsales. Looks mint. Good luck with the sale!


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:17 PM

Long shot I suppose but would you be interested in a swap for a mint restored 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. Less than 5k k's since resto. Shelby blue with white stripes, 350w (stroked to 408) - rebuilt c9 gearbox, 9 inch diff. I can give you a full list of things done if you are interested as well as pictures. 



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:51 PM

Long shot I suppose but would you be interested in a swap for a mint restored 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. Less than 5k k's since resto. Shelby blue with white stripes, 350w (stroked to 408) - rebuilt c9 gearbox, 9 inch diff. I can give you a full list of things done if you are interested as well as pictures. 

Ordinarily I would, but I have committed to another build, and have another 6 cars that need to move to kickstart my cashflow again.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:58 PM

Good luck with the sale. Its a great example. 



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:08 PM

Anyone looking for a Zed and thinking this is is expensive - take it from me that if I could turn back time I would have hunted for something like this (and been willing to spend it to buy it) with what I have spent so far on a resto........

 

And my car was advertised as having been taken back to bare metal a few years before I bought it !

 

Good luck with the sale Classicman - enjoyed reading through your resto thread while it was all happening


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#7 Classicman

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:18 PM

Thanks andyk_79. Watch the next build thread, I think it will be better :-)
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:26 PM

Thanks andyk_79. Watch the next build thread, I think it will be better :-)

Now that is something I have got to see.
I thought this car's build was hyper impressive.

Cheers

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 07:32 PM

Anyone looking for a Zed and thinking this is is expensive - take it from me that if I could turn back time I would have hunted for something like this (and been willing to spend it to buy it) with what I have spent so far on a resto........

 

And my car was advertised as having been taken back to bare metal a few years before I bought it !

 

Good luck with the sale Classicman - enjoyed reading through your resto thread while it was all happening

what you're saying is true,but realistically most of us aren't in a position to fork out $75k, $60k......$50k in one hit for a weekend fun thing. Restoring a 240Z may end up costing you $100k+ and the purchase of the car, but it'll generally take many years to do and spending $10k a year over 10 years is possible.....for some. Classicman I wish I had a spare $75k because I would buy it



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 08:16 PM

^^^ Couldn't agree more.
And you get to drive it whilst your saving the other $50K to do the resto.

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 08:46 PM

Hi,

With the increasing interest and demand for S30 series cars it is only a matter of time before we see people ready to buy completed restorations for numbers appraoching $100K, it all has to start somewhere.

Well that is my opinion anyway.
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#12 Classicman

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 08:55 AM

I agree with your sentiment, PB260Z.  With the strength of the GBP, the UK guys are already shopping for bargains here.  Unfortunately, people are going to have to start paying "world" prices for decent cars.  It only costs $2,500 to ship a car to the UK, so it really is a global market.

 

I also agree with your EJ101, it is not easy to come up with this kind of cash for everyone.  There are always different options for different people.  I may consider taking restorable 240's as a part trade in future and send them away for a resto job.  It is my business after all.........


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 06:15 PM

I wasn't having a dig at you, the car is worth what you're asking. I just wish I could afford it.


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 09:31 PM

Had a good look at this car yesterday, along with some other phillys in the stable..
Not too shabby, not too shabby at all !

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 08:18 AM

I wasn't having a dig at you, the car is worth what you're asking. I just wish I could afford it.


I didn't take it as a dig, no worries.

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 04:22 PM

Hey Classicman. 

Just wondering what kind of mirrors you have on this Z? 

Thanks! 



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 12:33 AM

Bought them from the ZStore with all the other parts, but am not particularly impressed with their quality.  Chrome plated plastic unfortunately.



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:35 PM

The car is now sold and going to Melbourne.  

 

Time to start the 918 Orange car now :-)


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:40 PM

Congrats to you and the new owner. Do you know if it's someone from the forum?

There's going to be lots of 918's on the road soon. :)
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Posted 25 April 2016 - 01:38 PM

The car is now sold and going to Melbourne.  

 

Time to start the 918 Orange car now :-)

Well Done.

 

I look forward to following your 918 Orange build project.

 

Cheers

 

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