I thought the Cars For Sale classifieds on VicZCar forum were for local members who are selling their vehicles (Z-cars as it is a Z forum) and this post dedicated to local third party sites sales.
Some of the points you mentioned Gav are personal and out of context.
Please don't be offended, I just don't see the logic in posting International eBay sales to simply monitor global prices for personal intrigue and marketing statistics on a local member forum car sales thread, just as how Trading Post also do not see the logic in doing the same.
Is it not important to know what your car is worth, so you can properly insure it if something happens to it? I had to debate with insurance how much HS30 000150 was worth. Showing them the eBay auction of HLS30 000189 recently helped change their mind.
Don't get me started on the Trading Post and their logic, they probably still think cars should be sold via their printed paper. There is a reason Carsales.com.au is #1 in Australia. Besides they cater to every car, not specialised vehicles like the S30z - which IS a global market of interested buyers.
I've had people contact me from all over the world looking for an S30z.
If where going to post American zeds, at least lets choose nice examples to admire... Those are train wrecks !
We have enough rusty zeds on this site as it is
Train wrecks yes, but early cars and there appears to be a market for those in particular at the minute. I do post clean US examples also. Some of them are going for big money.
I go along with this. I really don't give a shit what cars are selling for in the rest of the world but always eager for a bargain here in OZ. Lets keep it OZZIE.
Factor in the cost of restoring a car in Australia with local wages and then compare a restored example in the US with all the correct factory parts on it. Even after you import, convert to RHD etc.. you're likely to get a bargain and for those that don't want to spend the time restoring their S30z they have a turn key car ready to enjoy.
it also takes about 2 seconds, when looking for a car, to see that the steering wheel is on the 'wrong' bloody side , and you can move onto more productive things like listening to some doof doof.
That seemed to be the way I saw it also, like where would I draw the line with international S30z's? Would I only post RHD foreign cars like those in Japan or NZ? Or should it only be Australian cars? How about a Fairlady Z in Australia? Or should it work on distance? Like a RHD car in the UK would be excluded but a NZ car ok?
Honestly I don't see the big deal, I thought I was doing people a favour posting these cars along with images so that others looking to buy can go through the thread and see how values have changed and know what is a good deal and what to jump on? If you go back to the start of this thread you'll see how values have changed. That's a pretty powerful tool and much better than Bloody RedBook values which seem to have stayed static since 1995.
If it really divides the community perhaps I can start a separate thread for foreign S30z's for sale?