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#1 Guihan

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:28 PM

Hi Folks. My best friend died recently and his widow wishes to sell his beloved 1975 260Z 2-seater 3-spd auto and has asked me to help. He kept it in superb condition, and it was properly maintained. How should we go about the task of selling this car? I want to make sure a fair price is obtained. Should we start with a Red Book valuation? We live in the Melbourne Outer Eastern district.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:34 PM

A standard 2 seater in excellent condition (like winning shows condition) is worth up to mid 20K
A good solid car with no faults (nothing worth repairing) is worth 15K or so
A car with a few faults might be more like 10k
A car needing a restoration is possibly worth 5k
A car thats needing a lot of rust work and panel damage might be worth about 2K

It really depends how quick she needs to sell. If you have time put it up for sale with a high price and see what people are willing to offer. Otherwise wait until a few of the guys on the forum are getting together and take it to them for their opinion.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:38 PM

Many thanks. That gives us a good start.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:25 PM

Many thanks. That gives us a good start.


pics would help

my email dungh_lam@hotmail.com

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 09:02 PM



How about flicking them up for us all to have a look see....

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 10:21 AM

OK, the 260Z will be transferred to my garage within a few days, and I will arrange the sale from my home at The Basin. I will take some pics and pop them up for you to look at. I assume I will also have to arrange a roadworthy certificate (am I right?). :-\

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 10:41 AM

I assume I will also have to arrange a roadworthy certificate (am I right?). :-\


No you don't have to, see here,

http://www.vicroads....PersonsName.htm

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 02:01 PM

Don't Be worried that Selling a car Unroadworthy will get you much less money For his wife, Most Zeds around are sold (Mostly to members here i'd say) Unregistered as they are a 30+ year old car and Prone to Rust/ware, Either way some pics thrown up on Here would be the best bet as there is always a new member looking for there first Zed, Or Someone looking to add to there Collection, Either way dude, the People here will give you a Fairly Accuarate indication of roughly how much the cars worth Pretty quickly.
- there are some Extreamly knowledgeable Members one here.
Take care mate - Mick

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 05:35 PM

also make sure you include the month/year of build and the build no...is it matching No's ?
also close-up pics of rust prone areas..
within 3-4 days you should have at least a dozen expert valuations  ;D ;D

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 05:55 PM


:)

And probably as many PM's to buy.....

:)

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 12:28 PM

The easiest way to sell would be to post the details etc here...  :D Everyone's always looking for a Z in good condition.

I was always against auto´s until I had a ride in Scoot´s 260z. That thing kicks through the gears damn hard. Nearly enough to make me interested in one while I finish my project  :)

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:09 PM


How about flicking them up for us all to have a look see....

;)

I now have the car, and I have taken pictures. I have been trying to understand the procedure required for creating a gallery and uploading my pictures into it, but I think I need a bit of help.

I will do a classified ad a bit later, but I will take this opportunity to mention a few things about the car.

It is a 1976 Model RS 30 AM (Coupe), Colour 301M (goldy brown). My late friend owned the car from April, 1985, and there was one previous owner. It has been very well maintained, is currently registered, and is displaying no evidence of rust. It has been fitted with new twin SU carbs and was tuned by The Carby Shop about a year ago. I drove it today for the first time, and its performance is nothing short of exhilarating! I could find no evidence of rust anywhere on the car.

Now, a little help with that gallery please.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:12 PM

Now, a little help with that gallery please.


Have a read of this: http://www.viczcar.c...pic,2516.0.html

If you still have trouble let me know.

http://www.viczcar.c...tach=7908;image
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#14 Guihan

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:53 PM

Thank you. Here is one picture to start with.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 12:48 AM

Looks very original with that pin stripping.

Has anything been modified? If not market her as such.

I always like to see the engine bay.

Post more pics please.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 01:43 PM

I believe the only modification is the new SU carbies.

I will attempt to attach another three images here.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:53 PM

also make sure you include the month/year of build and the build no...is it matching No's ?
also close-up pics of rust prone areas..
within 3-4 days you should have at least a dozen expert valuations  ;D ;D


A few more pics, including some of those rust-prone areas.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 06:54 PM

Based on those pictures I wouldn't sell it under $8k. I'd have a reserve of at least $12k. That's my opinion anyway.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 08:12 PM

my car was in similar condition (only diff really being that it's a manual) and i had no issues getting an insured agreed value of 12k

take off the seat and steering wheel covers, and get new carpet (assuming it isn't the orginal carpet anyway) as if its all clean inside 15g or so probably aint to much to be asking (well i'd like to think so anyway) specially if its never been resprayed - although i'm guessing it has?

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 08:15 PM

$13-14k...
Id normally go higher but, Im not a fan of brown on Tan + the auto gearbox,
looks very neat...

edit: haha I just posted the same moment as zedevan, almost identical valuation !




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