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#41 Spider

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:28 PM

Hi Guys,

I'm new to this site.
Have had a 240Z in my earlier years when I was 21 years old.
I think I bought badly and couldn't afford all the maintenance at the time, had rust and other issues.

Almost 15 years later, I'm getting the feeling back again and have been looking at the market kind of dreaming about getting one of these again to remind me of my early years.
Although, my life is alot different now and would have to ge the wife to agree.

Anyhow, is this car a good buy?
I'm really not that fussy about anything in particular, just wan't something complete and relatively low maintenance.
Not really looking for an all original car.

Can someone give me an idea of how much it would cost to keep this car on the road, insurances, etc?
I would only imagine driving it 2 or 3 days a week at most, short distances too.

Can this car potentially lose value in future, if left as it?
Or, would any changes cause it to lose value?

Sorry for the questions, I have not researched this much, but have no problem spending 20k instantly if there is very little risk/downside involved.

Thanks

#42 handsandwhich

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:27 PM

Hi Spider, although I haven't seen this car in the flesh I would say that if I was in the market to buy, I would definitely take a long look at this one.

"but have no problem spending 20k instantly if there is very little risk/downside involved."

I have the same issue when I walk into a casino. My advice there would be to slap your 20 grand under a mattress if you are looking for low maintenance/low risk!

#43 Spider

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:51 PM

Thanks for your advice Mr Handsandwhich.

So are you saying that I'm dreaming if I think this could be a low maintenance car?

I'm quite time poor, so don't want to be spending alot of time fixing.
However, also don't want to be handing out cash for others to fix things for me either, if it's going to be an ongoing exercise.
I'm quite capable to fix things, but as mentioned, time poor and would prefer to not have to spend alot of time on maintenance.

Although I have not been looking hard, I've not seen many good 2 seaters come onto the market lately within this price range.

Sorry for asking again, but any ballpark estimate for keeping a car like this insured for maybe 2 days/week use?

Thanks
Spider

#44 BobsYourUncle

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:23 AM

Any ~35 year old car has the potential to require a bit of ongoing work. That said, this one does look to be pretty well built, has great fuel injection (less fiddling than carbies), and it's (IMHO) a bargain at the current price (I'd buy it, but my wife would leave me).

#45 BenZed

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:41 AM

Sorry for asking again, but any ballpark estimate for keeping a car like this insured for maybe 2 days/week use?

Thanks
Spider


Call Shannons, they will be happy to give you a price. For low use they are very cheap and they will agree to value of $20k plus for that sort of car.
There is always maintenance with an older car, but one with everything mechanical already changed is likely to be much better. It will be more a case of small things like the indicators stop working etc, rather than stopping in a cloud of steam on the side of the road.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:56 AM

In my opinion, this car would be a bloody good buy and bloody great value.  All the hard work looks to have been done.  I honestly can't see it requiring any more service costs than any other car - even less if it's a weekender.

The body looks great - the mechs have all been renewed/replaced - and the interior looks good and clean.

Yes it will need oil changes and globes will blow - like any other car - but this one would be a real head turner and great fun to drive.

If I had 20K to spend and was looking for a finished Zed I would be knocking his door down to get at this car.

My 2 cents.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:06 PM

SOLD !!!!  :) To a very good buyer too so I'm glad to see the Z is in good hands! :)




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