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Kiama Car Spectacular – 8 November 2015

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I went to this event last Sunday and in spite of the start/stop rain, I really enjoyed it. Here are some photos that I took; 

 

This '73 240Z was in a group of mixed makes, but I think some of the members here might know the car -  which may be "Tony's red beauty"? -

 

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The Z Car Club of Sydney did a great job of representing the Datsun/Nissan Z's with at least one example of every model.

 

This very original (don't mention the front blinker position!) 240Z was in excellent condition -

 

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This 240Z was at the other end of the row and the spectrum of originality -

 

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One 'champagne' 260Z 2+2 and one red 260Z 2+2 -

 

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A silver 280ZX and a yellow 280ZX -

 

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One Z31 -

 

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A standard looking white Z32 and a sparkly custom Z32 -

 

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A solitary black 350Z -

 

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And finally, a pair of 370Z's -

 

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It was terrific to chat to some of the Z Car Club of Sydney members and I even got to see this in person;

 

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How come some s30 has side fender blinkers/signals some dont?

 

The ones that don't are 240z's, the ones that do are 260z's.

 

locklock, 

 

this was a strange feature of the Australian & NZ market 240Z's.

 

Apart from the odd exceptions, such as HS30-00035 (registered as MBP.72J, which was the first road test 240Z in the UK), all other 240Z's had the fender mounted lights.

 

I have no idea why they were deleted for our markets, it has puzzled me for years.

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My guess is simple economics. You don't have to punch out the indicator cut out and you don't need to install the additional wiring loom piece globe and lens.

 

Which the bean counters would have loved...

 

I'm more curious why our market got unique fender mirrors? Or why the Portuguese were lucky enough to get magnesium alloys as standard.

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Damn, I was actually around  Shoalhaven and Kiama last Fri & Sat with the family. We headed home Sat afternoon (one day early) because the weather was bad!

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My guess is simple economics. You don't have to punch out the indicator cut out and you don't need to install the additional wiring loom piece globe and lens.

Which the bean counters would have loved...

I'm more curious why our market got unique fender mirrors? Or why the Portuguese were lucky enough to get magnesium alloys as standard.

Saw a set of magnesium wheels on yahoo japan. Seller asking whooping 4k usd.. Wasn't sold tho...

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GongZ....yep, my car! It was a nice drive and good show spoiled by crappy weather. It was good to see, albeit briefly, some the other Z's before we pulled the pin early.

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Hello Tony,

I should have come over and looked at your car first. I took a distant photo of it and 5 minutes later, I looked back and you had gone. I am sorry to have missed you.

 

Now that I know your user name - I have had a look at your intro post;

http://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/13185-blue-mountains-new-member/?do=findComment&comment=157294

- your car looks very nice indeed.

 

Do you know what the original exterior colour was? The tan interior was only available on a few colours in Australia, and yours looks to be a superb condition.

 

Are you a member of a local (to you) car club that you were parked with at Kiama?

 

- Ian

 

Edit - corrected link to your "Introduction" post.

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G'day Ian,

 

Shame I missed you but it was just a bit too damp and one of the few times I've let it get wet!

 

Re exterior colour, I believe it was originally a bronzey colour. The interior has been redone in beige, don't think it was the original colour but don't really know.

 

I bought the car 3yrs ago whilst I was living in Perth and put it into storage. When I relocated back to the Blue Mountains earlier this year I finally found the time (& money!) to get it sorted and registered.

 

I'm currently a member of the ARDC. I had planned to come along to the next Saturdays run from Richmond up thru the mountains to meet some forum members and seek some advice but unfortunately have other commitments so next time!

 

Cheers Tony

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