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#1 darrellet

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 12:43 PM

Hi,

 

Just joined up. Previously owned a 240Z and sold it due to the child seat didn't fit in the back.

Now looking to buy another one and realising how much they have gone up in value.

 

Would be curious to know if anyone knows the whereabouts of my old car.

It featured on the cover of Street and Custom in 1988.

 

240Z Boat ramp 3 sml.jpg 240Z Engine 2 sml.jpg

 


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#2 gav240z

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:04 PM

I think I saw the magazine it was featured in recently on eBay with the full spread. I don't know where that car is now, but if you can find the chassis ID I may have a record of it?

 

It was a 73 model right?



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 02:02 PM

1972 model.

Unfortunately we don't have any old paperwork.

More pics on my website, along with other cars I restored / owned.

 

https://bradtwyman.com/



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 10:44 PM

I'm afraid I have no idea where your old car is now. But perhaps another member may have seen it at some point? It's a small world here.

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 04:43 AM

Hello Brad,

 

I know where the original engine (L24-077920) from your car is - it's in my car.  :)

 

I bought it from the guy with a Skyline (Philip Emery) that you sold it to - and I met you at your place in 1987.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 07:28 AM

Well it was a pretty early 72 then. My 72 L24 is 078080 and is HS30 10552. So we can at least assume it was a lower number than that.

Not often you find the original motor usually only the car and the motor is a mystery.

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 09:48 AM

That was an interesting read on your old car and I wish you the best of luck in tracking it down

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#8 darrellet

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 11:24 AM

Hello Brad,

 

I know where the original engine (L24-077920) from your car is - it's in my car.  :)

 

I bought it from the guy with a Skyline (Philip Emery) that you sold it to - and I met you at your place in 1987.

 

Hi GongZ,

 

Can't remember your name but hope the engine is still going strong. Now looking to buy another 240Z project ( or 260Z Coupe ).

 

Brad



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

That was an interesting read on your old car and I wish you the best of luck in tracking it down


Gotta love that era of scantily clad women looking under the bonnet of worked cars
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Posted 25 January 2017 - 07:46 PM

I think I remember seeing that car at the summer nats in Canberra a very long time ago now But it looked like a very nice car



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 03:04 PM

Hi Brad

Welcome, I too have memories of reading about your old car 30 odd years ago.
The cars have indeed gone up in value, especially over the last few years - most agree that they will continue to do so.
As the prices have gone up, cars seem to keep appearing - possibly driven out of hiding by $$$
Anyway, good luck with the search and I look forward to hearing a success story at some stage.

Cheers

PB

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 07:58 PM

Welcome to the club! I'm also new here, and I already found some useful threads.






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