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#1 Gordo

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 10:16 PM

THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD. Hi guys, a friend of a friend asked me to put this on the forum for them.
I went and had a look at this car on the week end. This car was his mums car who has sadly passed.
It was brought new in 1973 and only travelled 32000 miles. The car is in good condition but could use a tidy up. Looks like its been stored under a tarp at some time and the rear bumper has surface rust and the bumper rubber needs replacing. The hubcaps have light surface rust. Front left hand guard has chips,in the paint from the tarp.( in the wind) also the dog leg panels show signs of repair. There are some very small dents, like one cent pice size, only two or three. The passenger seat has a small tear 20mm. The engine runs really good and engine bay is original . There have been no modifications done on this car, and is in the original condition apart from the small repairs on the dog leg panels. It is an Automatic and the guy has only just taken the original tires off it so it can be driven again.
I've described the car for what it is and the pictures form part of the description.
I have no vested interest in this car, but would like to see it go to someone that will keep it in it original state. The 240z is located in the Lilydale area, outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
The owner is thinking of going through Shannon's Auctions. But thought he would offer it hear first.
Cars like this don't come around very often . He is looking at $40k to $50k one owner and 32000 miles.
Any one genuinely interested can PM me and I'll forward on the details.
No tire kickers please.

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 10:19 PM

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 10:35 PM

What a car! What a time capsule. Good to see the Hitachi radio TM-1081ZB(S) (yeah I remember the model no. off the top of my head now) still in there.

Very very rare to find a 240z like this in Australia now. Even the spark leads look original..

I am sure it will find a good home, just hope it stays in Australia.
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Posted 12 July 2016 - 08:14 AM

Nice looking car, is that 110 red Gav? Hope it stays here and is kept original (with maybe a factory manual conversion).



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 08:28 AM

just wow! Hope it goes to someone who appreciates it originality.........so many are falling victim to flat peaks who want a 'stanced' car whatever the f that means:) 


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 09:01 AM

Nice looking car, is that 110 red Gav? Hope it stays here and is kept original (with maybe a factory manual conversion).


It looks like 918 Kalahari Tan to me, but perhaps a bit faded over the years and the camera lighting is making it look more red-ish than orange?

I am curious what number it is, my (1973 Datsun 240z (HS30 102895) was also this shade of 'orange' so wonder if they were sister cars? Although mine was manual.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 01:50 PM

I'm going with 110 Red on this one too. Its a redy orange colour and have seen a few '73s wearing it. Very different to 905 red.



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 05:57 PM

Is the paint code sticker still in tack?



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 05:58 PM

make that " in tact" ..... and for what it matters I'm colour blind... 8)



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 07:22 PM

Yep , it's all there.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 08:34 PM

Yep , it's all there.


So does it say 918 or 110? Enquiring minds must know! :)

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 05:06 PM

I'm betting it's 110 reddy/orange, same as mine. Have seen lots of '73s & '74s in this colour, my personal favourite. 918 is more orange.



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 05:15 PM

I think you're probably right. I was always under the impression that my 73 240z was 918 orange with a white interior originally.

It was repainted a more red colour (exterior) at a later date, so I think that made the engine bay colour look more orange, which I assumed was 918.

However looking at the photos again I think it may have also been a 110 colour car with white interior.

Ignore the outside colour (just look at the interior, engine bay / firewall etc..).

FDR-937 - When she was complete
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Quite a rare colour to see on an S30Z in Australia these days. So many of these cars are no longer wearing their original hues. Which I think is a shame, any 240z as original as the 1 in this thread is quite a find.



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 07:46 PM

Yep your old one looks like 110 red Gav. It seems to me there are a lot of red zeds, I prefer the 918 orange. Maybe a lot got resprayed red. Nice original car here, don't buy a house, buy this!
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Posted 26 July 2016 - 11:31 PM

Yes its 110 red.  Deposit paid.  Thanks Auszcar -  Gordo for checking the car out and Gavin for management of website.  And yes the car will remain original and in Australia - will be heading to Adelaide.

Brian.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:47 PM

Hey Brian,

Congratulations, I think you bought a great car. Good to confirm it was 110 red also. Not many around in that colour now. Appreciate the donation also.



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:19 PM

Hey, we'll done Brian. Not to many cars like that around anymore. Apparently he had all the paperwork from the Dealer and lots of other stuff. Hope you enjoy playing with your zed. And post up some more details when you get time. Cheers.

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 03:51 PM

Nice purchase Brian, Good to see another 240Z coming to Adelaide. Will be interested to hear your plans for the car when you get a chance.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 04:39 PM

Thanks Jeff. The more on the road the better!

From the above invaluable report and photos, and then going over to have a look and a drive with the helpful owner, seems to just require a few  touch ups.

BCS paints have a match for 110 Datsun paint - I'll need some for the  bare metal  spots on the left guard (they are about 5-6mm).  Also need to find a solution to the rust on the rear bumper, which seems fairly superficial, and there is also a small patch of superficial rust below where the battery sits, which  I'll brush back.

Otherwise  front bumper over-riders (or 'bumperettes') and sourcing an air conditioner, if feasible, would be good - I don't need to tell you how hot  it can get here!!

That's it as far as I know ...

Then SA Datsun Day in October...?

Brian


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 07:20 PM

Lovely looking car you have just acquired, congratulations.

 

SA Datsun day in October you say, best I arrange a work trip to coincide for look see. I am in SA every 2-3 weeks.

 

Billy






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