My brother in law is looking to sell his 1974 260z 2 seater and asked me if I am still interested in it as I enquired about it 2 years ago.
He has owned it since new (still has the original owner's manual, warranty/service booklet and full 260z service manual) and only stopped driving it about 18 months ago. He indicated it is accident free (other than some right front fender damage from a kangaroo) however he replaced the original engine in 1992 with one from a 280z after removal of all the fuel injection system). Also, he did mention that years ago the front passenger floor pan was pushed up when the car slipped of a hoist support when being serviced in the 1990's.
It has the original paintwork and other than a small patch of "deep" rust in the lower front door (about the size of a 20c coin) only appears to have some surface rust on the roof and some other panels.
I have always wanted to have a 240/260z however never had the time (family/work etc) or money. I have worked on other cars but not serious mechanicals or panel work.
If I do take up his offer my first step would be to get it re registered in Victoria (currently it is in east Gippsland) - whilst I know it is asking how long is a piece of string - can anyone give me an indication as to what it may take to get it to a roadworthy condition?
Here are some pics : https://www.dropbox....nA9_uTUnya?dl=0
I will upload more pictures if anyone has some specific areas that may assist in answering my question, however I am no longer at the property so it may be a while until I can get any detailed info.