NOS = New Old Stock.
I've managed to find NOS rear 1/4 sections and NOS bonnet/hood recently. (Refer attached pics) If you're willing to pay the price you can find this stuff still but it is getting harder.
Thats incredible - where do you begin to find things like this?
A heads up for anyone intersted in this 260Z. I spoke to the owner & he told me that the car was on the hoist up in the air when the workshop was engulfed in flames so the whole bottom of the car is burnt & the body deadener inside & out is completely fried, the fuel lines also caught alight which fried the engine bay & all the plastics on the inside including the wiring has melted from the heat. I think the fire was more intense than others probably think because the alloy Ford GT mirror on the left has completely melted away. Oh, & he wont sell it for under $8K.
Thanks for the heads up - I truly appreciate it. As gav240z mentioned; its probably for too deep a can of worms. And if he's not negotiable on price, it's a lot of money for car which will require almost every part aside the shell both sourced and replaced. Although if it were truly rust free, it could be a great starting point - but I think that becomes a bigger project than I'd ideally like.
My personal opinion is buy a rusted car, buy a bent car, but buying a fire damaged car... that's a whole other kettle of fish.. $8k is far too much. I personally wouldn't touch it myself.
If cars worth over half a mill cannot be fixed after fire... well... a humble RS30 is a lost cause.
Thanks mate - a pity about those cars; interesting read. And I think I tend to agree with you on the fire damaged car.
Will just have to keep looking! - Something will turn up eventually. I've been having an internal argument about the 2 seater vs 2+2 - I love the lines that the 2 seater has (and had a 2 seater 300zx when I was younger), but was thinking about being able to actually use it - with my partner, myself and my pupper; the 2+2 makes much more sense, is far more plentiful, and considerably cheaper...
Fingers crossed something comes up! Thanks